Beth’s Story: Should I Consider Bankruptcy?

Managing Debt

Beth’s Story: Should I Consider Bankruptcy?

Beth’s Story: Should I Consider Bankruptcy?

For more than a decade I have used a fairly specific approach to help people find their way when struggling to keep up with their bills. I generally focus on six mainstream options to deal with debt, including filing for bankruptcy, debt consolidation loans and negotiations with creditors and debt collectors. Once I gather some… Read More

The Airlines With the Most Passenger Complaints

Personal Finance

The Airlines With the Most Passenger Complaints

The Airlines With the Most Passenger Complaints

If you feel like airline service is slipping, that’s because it is. In fact, it has slipped back to levels not seen since the recession, according to a new “Airline Quality Rating” report out this week. The rating considers four factors most important to travelers: on-time performance, involuntary bumping, mishandled baggage and complaints. Only Virgin… Read More

7 Reasons Leasing a Car May Be Smarter for You

Auto Loans

7 Reasons Leasing a Car May Be Smarter for You

7 Reasons Leasing a Car May Be Smarter for You

Ten years ago, about 16% of new cars became lease vehicles. Today, nearly one in three vehicles on the road is leased. Whether you lease or buy your vehicle depends largely on your goals. If you’re looking to justify a lease, here’s why it might make more sense, along with some items you should try… Read More

How to Go From ‘C’ Student to Self-Made Millionaire

Personal Finance

How to Go From ‘C’ Student to Self-Made Millionaire

How to Go From ‘C’ Student to Self-Made Millionaire

Do you have to be naturally smart in order to strike it rich? Is intelligence a prerequisite for success? In my five-year study of the daily habits of 233 self-made millionaires and 128 individuals at or near poverty (Rich Habits Study – Background on Methodology) I uncovered the answer to these and many other questions…. Read More

How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

Identity Theft

How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

How to Monitor Your Kids’ Credit When They’re in College

Parents spend years guarding their children from scrapes and cuts. However, some of the biggest damage done to their children’s well-being could come from identity theft. As parents send their children off to college, they should continue to protect their kids by monitoring their credit scores. Once thieves have young people’s sensitive information, including their dates… Read More

When Can Employers Check Your Credit?

Credit Score

When Can Employers Check Your Credit?

When Can Employers Check Your Credit?

Your credit history can have a significant impact on things that have nothing to do with loans and credit cards. Companies often request to see your credit history when you set up utilities for your home, apply for an apartment, request an insurance quote or apply for a job. That last one makes a lot… Read More

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