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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.

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

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

Having good credit is imperative to unlocking many financial opportunities in life. Among these advantages, you will see lower interest rates on car loans, credit cards, and mortgages. The key to getting that high credit score is to start building credit at a young age. That is why adults as young as 18 might want to consider getting... 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

5 Financial Moves to Make in 2018

Personal Finance

5 Financial Moves to Make in 2018

5 Financial Moves to Make in 2018

It’s understandable if you drifted off course financially during the last couple months of the year. However, you don’t want bad money habits to follow you into the New Year. If your finances have slipped, it’s time to get back on track for 2018 and devise a plan to tackle your debt efficiently and effectively.... Read More

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Personal Finance

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

How to Host Thanksgiving without Going Over Budget

Thanksgiving is a time to cherish family and friends and to enjoy all your favorite foods, drinks, and desserts! You want to make this day special for all your loved ones, but don’t forget your budget. Debt can easily pile up during the holidays. Between the cost of food, beverages, decorations, and dessert, your wallet... Read More

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

Managing Debt

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

The Ultimate Holiday Debt Survival Guide for 2017

Millions of Americans have an overwhelming amount of debt, and during the holidays, many consumers spend more than they have. Don’t fall victim to overspending and accruing debt this holiday season. You can still love and celebrate the holiday season without overspending on holiday gifts, food, decorations, lights, and entertaining. After all, the holidays are... Read More

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