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Leslie Tayne

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Leslie Tayne, Esq., is a consumer and business debt-related attorney and advisor. She founded Tayne Law Group, P.C., concentrating solely in debt resolution and alternatives to filing bankruptcy for consumers, small business owners and professionals. In addition, Tayne Law regularly consults and advises on debt management related issues. Her book, Life & Debt, shows how learning to embrace your debt can help you not only like it, but love it.

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Personal Finance

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be reserved for chores around the house – the months following tax season serve as the perfect time to give your finances a cleanup as well. Because you have recently sorted through your financial documents, you are likely to have a good feel for your financial situation, making now as... Read More

The Student Loan Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

Student Loans

The Student Loan Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

The Student Loan Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

As young people take steps towards their future and eagerly prepare to enter the world of higher education, they are now faced with the seemingly inevitable notion of graduating with at least some student loan debt. While students intend to land a job after graduation to pay off their loans, that task has become more... Read More

How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

Credit Score

How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

How to Start Building Credit Once You Turn 18

UPDATE: Article Updated by Brian Acton 4/2/18 Good credit is crucial to unlocking many financial opportunities in life. When you have a great credit score, you will see lower interest rates on car loans, credit cards, and mortgages. Some employers and landlords even check credit reports before they make a job offer or approve a... Read More

A Single Parent’s Financial Guide

Personal Finance

A Single Parent’s Financial Guide

A Single Parent’s Financial Guide

Raising kids takes a lot of time, patience, love, and of course, money. Life as a single parent is a great deal of work, and you play multiple roles in the rearing and nurturing of your children. Budgeting and financial planning is a challenge for numerous people regardless of their marital or income statuses. As... Read More

When is the right time for the “Money Talk”

Personal Finance

When is the right time for the “Money Talk”

When is the right time for the “Money Talk”

While talking to your partner about money may not be at the top of your to-do list, it should be. Financial issues can wreak havoc on your love life. Not being open about your financial habits can get in the way of your relationship later on. While, you may be thinking you don’t want to... Read More

Financial Aid Awareness Month

Student Loans

Financial Aid Awareness Month

Financial Aid Awareness Month

February is financial aid awareness month, and those students who are getting ready to embark on the journey to college will have a lot of decisions to make, including their parents. Students will have to decide what school they are going to attend, what major they will choose as well and whether they should live... Read More

Is There Such a Thing as a Debtor’s Prison?

Managing Debt

Is There Such a Thing as a Debtor’s Prison?

Is There Such a Thing as a Debtor’s Prison?

In this modern world that we live in, consumers are protected and have certain rights when it comes to debt collection. The practices of debt collection agencies have to abide by rules through the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) as enforced by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC). According to the FTC, consumers are to... Read More

How to Avoid Credit Card Theft while Traveling

Identity Theft

How to Avoid Credit Card Theft while Traveling

How to Avoid Credit Card Theft while Traveling

Whether you plan to travel now or in a year, you should take steps to protect yourself from identity theft and credit card fraud while you’re on vacation. Tourists are often victims of theft, including passport and credit card theft—both of which can compromise personal information. Thieves can gain data by physically taking belongings the... Read More

3 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in 2018

Credit Score

3 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in 2018

3 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score in 2018

All the holiday excitement is over and it’s time to face your post-holiday credit card bills. If you stayed within your budget, you shouldn’t have difficulty paying off your bills. However, if you went a little crazy with December cheer, now is the time to take corrective action, prioritize your finances, and boost your credit... Read More

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Personal Finance

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

How to Make Your Financial New Year’s Resolutions Stick

Making your New Year’s Resolutions is the easy part and you have the best of intentions, however sticking to them can be challenging. Old habits may be hard to break and achieving your financial goals can be difficult. While you may get complacent and comfortable in your old ways as you head into January, you... Read More

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