Credit Card Delinquency, Default Slip Again for Most Lenders

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Credit Card Delinquency, Default Slip Again for Most Lenders

Credit Card Delinquency, Default Slip Again for Most Lenders

Since the end of the recent recession, consumers have been trying to keep various aspects of their finances under control, and that includes making sure they’re up to date with all their monthly bill payments. As such, instances of credit card delinquency and default slipped for most major lenders once again in May. Apart from American Express,... Read More

Tricks of the Trade: Real Estate Agents

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Tricks of the Trade: Real Estate Agents

Tricks of the Trade: Real Estate Agents

This post originally appeared on Money Talks News. Unless you have a lot of free time, or don’t care about getting the best deal, real estate agents are a necessary part of buying or selling a house. They know the industry in and out and make the task a lot easier for you. But, as with any special... Read More

Older Americans Finding More Equity in Their Homes

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Older Americans Finding More Equity in Their Homes

Older Americans Finding More Equity in Their Homes

In the past few years, millions of homeowners across the country have been able to enjoy positive equity on their homes for the first time as a result of rising prices and falling debt, and this is certainly true of those who are 62 years old or more. The amount of equity held by homeowners within... Read More

My Bipolar Disorder Wrecked My Finances

Personal Finance

My Bipolar Disorder Wrecked My Finances

My Bipolar Disorder Wrecked My Finances

Ten years ago I was a successful middle-aged professional with substantial savings and investments, an enviable real estate portfolio, and happily on track to my first million. Today, I am a 51-year-old woman with little set aside for retirement, living paycheck to paycheck, and a very long way from financial independence. Am I just another... Read More

The Credit Report You Haven’t Seen Yet

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The Credit Report You Haven’t Seen Yet

The Credit Report You Haven’t Seen Yet

Have you struggled to maintain good credit? Or do you avoid credit, and try to pay for everything in cash? Or perhaps your credit took a dive during the recession. If so, you may find getting credit frustrating and difficult. You may have even given up on trying to get a credit card or auto... Read More

Are Businesses Able to Protect Your Information?

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Are Businesses Able to Protect Your Information?

Are Businesses Able to Protect Your Information?

Many companies are now looking to big data to increase their business, but this may also leave them just as vulnerable to data breaches as they were before, raising the question of how well they can protect your information. Today, just 35 percent of companies believe they have the ability to detect a data breach... Read More

Big Hurdles for Student Loan Rate Agreement

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Big Hurdles for Student Loan Rate Agreement

Big Hurdles for Student Loan Rate Agreement

The interest rates on student loans issued by the federal government is set to double at the start of July if lawmakers cannot come to an agreement to extend the current rates. However, with just weeks until the deadline, federal officials say a number of obstacles still remain that would prevent the plan from going... Read More

When Disaster Strikes, Your Insurance May Not Cut It

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When Disaster Strikes, Your Insurance May Not Cut It

When Disaster Strikes, Your Insurance May Not Cut It

In recent weeks, we’ve seen some pretty devastating weather disasters around the U.S. In fact, we’ve seen devastating ecological events globally during the past decade — tornadoes, tsunamis, hurricanes, floods, earthquakes; the list goes on and on. For some of these potential disasters, we have insurance available to help us rebuild. When we do have... Read More

Is Divorce Keeping You From Buying a Home?

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Is Divorce Keeping You From Buying a Home?

Is Divorce Keeping You From Buying a Home?

Getting a mortgage is challenging enough — with strict underwriting requiring detailed explanations, sourcing of monies and debt ratios — but adding a divorce to the picture makes it even more technical for the divorced borrower. The good news is despite most divorce situations, many can still successfully get a mortgage. What to Plan For... Read More

How to Save More Money This Month

Personal Finance

How to Save More Money This Month

How to Save More Money This Month

We all want to save more money. After all, none of us like the feeling of looking at our bank account (or under our mattress) and realizing that we have no money left and our next paycheck is still a week away. By saving a few dollars here and there, we can get some breathing... Read More

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