Could Your HOA Wreck Your Credit?

Credit Score

Could Your HOA Wreck Your Credit?

Could Your HOA Wreck Your Credit?

If you live in a community within a homeowners’ association, you probably have to pay association dues. They can run anywhere from less than $100 a year to more than $1,000 a month, depending on the community. What happens if you don’t pay? Will it ruin your credit rating? It certainly can, as some of… Read More

Help! I Have $460K of Student Loan Debt

Students

Help! I Have $460K of Student Loan Debt

Help! I Have $460K of Student Loan Debt

All dentists have one thing in common: They received an extremely expensive education. For most people, that means taking out student loans, so by the time you’ve graduated and gone on to make a living taking care of people’s teeth, you probably have a six-figure debt load. Saddled with $465,000 of student loans to repay,… Read More

Who’s Most Likely to Have Their Wages Garnished?

Managing Debt

Who’s Most Likely to Have Their Wages Garnished?

Who’s Most Likely to Have Their Wages Garnished?

More than one in 10 workers ages 35 to 44 had their wages garnished in 2013, mostly for child support and consumer debt, according to a report from human resources management firm ADP. People in that age bracket tend to have large debt loads, go through divorce and raise their children, stretching thin some workers’ finances,… Read More

Bad Idea: Buying a Fake ID Online

Identity Theft

Bad Idea: Buying a Fake ID Online

Bad Idea: Buying a Fake ID Online

The fake ID has been a popular purchase for decades among Americans younger than the drinking age. Many entrepreneurs have stories of creating a successful fake-ID business on college campuses (it’s illegal, but it’s lucrative), because as long as there have been rules, there have been people looking to break them. To no one’s surprise, the industry… Read More

Is a Roth IRA Right for You?

Personal Finance

Is a Roth IRA Right for You?

Is a Roth IRA Right for You?

Sometimes when I focus so much on saving, I watch the numbers climb without thinking too much about the way I am saving it and whether there are better options. When planning how you will save money for retirement, it’s a good idea to consider your decisions carefully. One of the most common individual retirement… Read More

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale: Any Takers?

Mortgages

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale: Any Takers?

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale: Any Takers?

There’s a lovely three-bedroom, three-bath home for sale in northeast Ohio listed at a reasonable $295,000 — for its size (2,170 square feet), it’s slightly more expensive than the median $120-per-square foot home value in the U.S., at $136 per square foot. The ranch-style home has all sorts of charming touches: It’s situated in the… Read More

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

Personal Finance

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

How Credit Cards Protect Sports Fans

This is an exciting time of year for sports fans. Football season has just begun, hockey season is around the corner and the baseball playoffs begin next month. At the same time, busy sports fans have scheduling conflicts, and there will always be frugal fans on the sidelines hoping to get a good deal on… Read More

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