Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

Mortgages

Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

Lawmakers Pressured to Help Troubled Homeowners

With the looming fiscal cliff, many of the nation’s lawmakers are debating exactly what federal programs and tax breaks to cut in an effort to reduce the national deficit. But some top officials across the country are now fighting for one such allowance. Last week, the attorneys general for 40 states plus Guam wrote a… Read More

5 Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

Personal Finance

5 Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

5 Things You Should Make Instead of Buy

The idea of making more of my own cleaning supplies and personal care products is appealing. It sounds healthier for me, my wallet, and the planet. But I’ve had sporadic success with following through on many of the DIY projects I’ve read about, blaming my procrastination on these lingering doubts: 1. Do they work as… Read More

Will the Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction Be Cut?

Mortgages

Will the Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction Be Cut?

Will the Mortgage Interest Rate Deduction Be Cut?

With the fiscal cliff drawing ever closer and lawmakers still at loggerheads when it comes to determining what federal programs or tax breaks might get the axe as they try to balance the budget, one particularly big concern looms larger than others. But now, the debate over what to cut and what to leave untouched… Read More

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

Students

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

Learning From Experience: My Favorite Student Loan Tips

When you are 18 years old and on the verge of starting your college experience, you often have no way of understanding the impact that student loan debt will have on your life (once you graduate from college). In the eyes of the 18 year old, the numbers are abstract and don’t convey what it’s… Read More

A Clever Fix to the Student Loan Crisis: Will It Work?

Students

A Clever Fix to the Student Loan Crisis: Will It Work?

A Clever Fix to the Student Loan Crisis: Will It Work?

In Florida, college students might have to pay more for the privilege of getting a “useless” degree. Well, so far it’s just an idea. The Atlantic reports that a task force assembled by Florida Governor Rick Scott will soon submit a proposal to the legislature containing several recommendations for how Florida can can reform its university system,… Read More

The 12 Days of Christmas Are Getting More Expensive

Personal Finance

The 12 Days of Christmas Are Getting More Expensive

The 12 Days of Christmas Are Getting More Expensive

Most people are familiar with the old holiday classic “The 12 Days of Christmas,” but the actual cost of buying all the many gifts listed in the song is growing more expensive every year, and has exploded over the last three decades or so. From a partridge in a pear tree to 12 drummers drumming,… Read More

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