Snap a Pic, Pay a Bill: A New App That Can Keep You From Missing Payments

Managing Debt

Snap a Pic, Pay a Bill: A New App That Can Keep You From Missing Payments

Snap a Pic, Pay a Bill: A New App That Can Keep You From Missing Payments

Just when you thought your smartphone couldn’t be any more versatile, a new app has been introduced to streamline the entire bill payment process. Plastiq (pronounced ‘plas-tik,’ not ‘plas-teek’) allows consumers to pay bills on everything from rent and utilities to insurance, car payments, taxes and even tuition. The user can schedule payments instantly or implement the ‘Bill... Read More

Reminder: There’s a Major Change to Mortgages Coming This Summer

Mortgages

Reminder: There’s a Major Change to Mortgages Coming This Summer

Reminder: There’s a Major Change to Mortgages Coming This Summer

Fannie Mae announced back in October that it wants to simplify the mortgage lending process for lenders and borrowers alike. Those changes are about to take effect, so here’s a quick brush-up on what to expect as you begin the mortgage approval process. The mortgage giant has been steadily working toward widening lending standards in a... Read More

What to Do If You Can’t Pay a Bill

Personal Finance

What to Do If You Can’t Pay a Bill

What to Do If You Can’t Pay a Bill

It can be stressful to realize you can’t cover all your bills. Regardless of how it happened — unforeseen circumstances like a job loss or emergency, or a mistake like forgetting about a payment — the bills have to be paid. You can’t escape it. The best thing to do when you find yourself in... Read More

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

Credit Cards

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

5 Credit Cards for Retirees

You’ve put your time in at work, and now you’re ready to retire and relax. Nevertheless, you may still need the security and convenience of a credit card, as well as the rewards and benefits that you’ve grown accustomed to. Thankfully, you can still qualify for a credit card, even if you’re no longer employed... Read More

How to Get a Mortgage After a Loan Modification

Mortgages

How to Get a Mortgage After a Loan Modification

How to Get a Mortgage After a Loan Modification

One of the challenges many homeowners faced in the recession was financial hardships. Loan modifications were often a short-term solution banks offered for homeowners facing delinquency, income changes or loss of home equity. If you have a loan modification but want to move and buy a new home, here’s what you need to know about... Read More

8 Steps to Rebuild Your Financial Life After Divorce

Personal Finance

8 Steps to Rebuild Your Financial Life After Divorce

8 Steps to Rebuild Your Financial Life After Divorce

If you’ve gone through it, you don’t need me to tell you how financially devastating divorce can be. Many people lose half (or more) of everything they’ve saved over their lives. This includes their home, retirement, business and investments. If that isn’t bad enough, divorced people often see their income wither while their expenses explode.... Read More

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