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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.

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

Personal Finance

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

5 Ways to Negotiate with Your Credit Card Company

Credit Cards

5 Ways to Negotiate with Your Credit Card Company

5 Ways to Negotiate with Your Credit Card Company

Even if you are paying your credit card bills on time, you may still be looking at your statements each month in distress. It’s all there in black and white: the interest rate, the annual fees, and maybe even the occasional-but-hefty late charge. If you feel stressed when opening your credit card statements, it may... Read More

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Students

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Why Your Credit Score Is Important as a Student

Attending college comes with a host of new responsibilities, and your parents have (hopefully) sent you off with the wisdom and encouragement you need to handle those responsibilities on your own. Your studies and your GPA are your top priorities, but you may have other obligations that are important too. Whether you are responsible for... Read More

5 Tips for Splitting Bills With Roommates

Personal Finance

5 Tips for Splitting Bills With Roommates

5 Tips for Splitting Bills With Roommates

There are many benefits that come with roommates: the ability to rent a larger space, share cleaning duties, and easily find friends to watch a movie with. On the other hand, sharing a space with a roommate – or roommates – is not always easy and can bring on some challenges, especially when it comes to... Read More

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

Students

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

6 Things to Accomplish in Your First Year After College

Now that your college years are behind you, it’s time to begin another chapter in your life. While you may have been juggling school work, a part time job and a social life all at once, post-graduation brings a whole new meaning to “adulting.” In the next few years you may be looking to purchase... Read More

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Personal Finance

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

How to Take a Vacation When You’re Juggling Student Loan Debt

Are your student loans keeping you from taking a much-needed vacation? While many put off planning a trip to pay down their loans, others find ways to do both. Student loans don’t need to feel like handcuffs restricting you from the excitement of traveling to a new or favorite destination. With a little discipline and... Read More

6 Steps to Take If Your Debt Goes Into Collections

Managing Debt

6 Steps to Take If Your Debt Goes Into Collections

6 Steps to Take If Your Debt Goes Into Collections

If you’ve fallen behind on your bills, there’s a good chance a debt collector may have contacted you or will be contacting you shortly. A debt collector works for a collection agency who bought a debt from a creditor to whom you owe money. Since their job is to collect the money, they may plague... Read More

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