World Trade Center Cancer Victims Finally Get Help

Personal Finance

World Trade Center Cancer Victims Finally Get Help

World Trade Center Cancer Victims Finally Get Help

Almost exactly one year ago, I wrote about how the federal government was turning its back on Ground Zero survivors and first responders who may have developed cancer due to their exposure to toxic fumes in the aftermath of the Twin Tower’s collapse. Finally, that’s changing. World Trade Center Program Administrator John Howard, M.D. has… Read More

Beware the Dangers of Prepaid Cards

Credit Cards

Beware the Dangers of Prepaid Cards

Beware the Dangers of Prepaid Cards

These days, many Americans rely on prepaid debit cards to help them deal with some or all aspects of their financial lives, but experts have routinely questioned whether such accounts are as beneficial as they seem. Prepaid cards are often marketed as an alternative to banking, which has seen fees increase considerably in recent years… Read More

How to Deal With Summer Travel Debt

Managing Debt

How to Deal With Summer Travel Debt

How to Deal With Summer Travel Debt

Now that the summer travel season is coming to an end, you may be left with more than the usual collection of sunburn, bug bites and embarrassing photos. You may also be stuck with a big pile of debt. Maybe you decided to splurge on a nice resort. Maybe the plane tickets were especially expensive… Read More

The 5 Behaviors That Helped Me Get Out of Debt

Managing Debt

The 5 Behaviors That Helped Me Get Out of Debt

The 5 Behaviors That Helped Me Get Out of Debt

Last year I had several thousand dollars in credit card debt and wasn’t sure how I could pay it off. One year later, I’m finally debt free and have learned how to take better care of my finances. One of the things that comforted me when I was facing my mountain of debt was the… Read More

Debt Collectors Chasing Defaulted Student Loans

Managing Debt

Debt Collectors Chasing Defaulted Student Loans

Debt Collectors Chasing Defaulted Student Loans

Millions of consumers across the country have outstanding student loan debts in their name and therefore owe as much as tens of thousands of dollars on them. Now, many of those loans that have fallen into default are being chased by debt collection agencies. Debt collectors are now more doggedly pursuing defaulted student loans, and… Read More

Do Politics Impact Your Car Insurance Rate?

Personal Finance

Do Politics Impact Your Car Insurance Rate?

Do Politics Impact Your Car Insurance Rate?

As the Democratic and Republican National Conventions have now finished up, our friends at car insurance site CoverHound have done a great dive into which political group gets the better deal on car insurance rates.

How to Avoid a Debt Spiral

Managing Debt

How to Avoid a Debt Spiral

How to Avoid a Debt Spiral

When you have debts you can’t afford to pay, your options for dealing with them are limited. Unfortunately, once you fall behind with payments, your choices narrow even further. Timing is a critical factor when you are burdened with debt. The earlier you can sit down and concentrate on your debts and available cash flow,… Read More

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

Identity Theft

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

4 Ways to Spot an Internet Scam

The quintessential phishing scam goes something like this: An email arrives in your inbox, purporting to be from a financial institution, retailer or other company with which you do business. Some urgent matter requires your attention – perhaps you need to confirm a charge on your account, for instance. You’re then provided with a link… Read More

An Insider’s Guide to Fighting Medical Billing Mistakes

Managing Debt

An Insider’s Guide to Fighting Medical Billing Mistakes

An Insider’s Guide to Fighting Medical Billing Mistakes

When Heather’s daughter developed a reaction to an immunization, she took her back to the doctor. She knew she should not have been charged for the second visit. After all, she spent fourteen years working in medical billing and understood that the follow-up incidental visit should have been covered given the circumstances. However, the claim… Read More

Lenders Trying to Lure More Top Borrowers

Mortgages

Lenders Trying to Lure More Top Borrowers

Lenders Trying to Lure More Top Borrowers

These days, many of the nation’s top credit card lenders are trying to find more borrowers to take on their accounts. However, while many are expanding their efforts to market to subprime borrowers, they would still prefer those whose ratings are high. Many consumers across the country with high credit ratings and a history of… Read More

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