Report Indicates Not All Student Loan News is Horrible

Students

Report Indicates Not All Student Loan News is Horrible

Report Indicates Not All Student Loan News is Horrible

It’s not like student loan news is often uplifting, but the newest study on education debt released by Experian bears some encouraging data. The numbers reinforce concerns often voiced by borrowers, economists and politicians that the cost of higher education is growing at what is likely an unsustainable rate. However, the report also shows that... Read More

Are You Financially Ready to Buy a House?

Mortgages

Are You Financially Ready to Buy a House?

Are You Financially Ready to Buy a House?

One way to gauge if you are financially ready to buy a home is to ask yourself the following four questions: 1. Is My Credit in Good Shape? Before lenders approve a home loan, they will analyze your ability to repay it. To make this determination, lenders will obtain your credit report from one or... Read More

The Fight to Stop Robocalls

Identity Theft

The Fight to Stop Robocalls

The Fight to Stop Robocalls

If technology exists that could stop scammy robocalls before they pester and cheat Americans, why don’t phone companies use it?  That’s the crux of a letter sent Tuesday by attorneys general from 39 states and territories to the Federal Communications Commission. Software with names like NoMoRobo, Call Control and Telemarketing Guard can root out many unwanted and... Read More

7 Benefits of Being Cheap

Personal Finance

7 Benefits of Being Cheap

7 Benefits of Being Cheap

“Cheap” is usually considered an offensive term, but could frugality be the best thing for your finances? It’s a good idea for everyone to have a budget and be aware of their spending habits, but going that extra step to becoming frugal can improve more than your financial well-being. We all know that cutting back can pay... Read More

Will Congress Overhaul Credit Reporting Laws?

Credit Score

Will Congress Overhaul Credit Reporting Laws?

Will Congress Overhaul Credit Reporting Laws?

Nearly every day we hear from consumers who feel like their credit reports and scores are holding them back. Some have been battling mistakes they are having trouble getting fixed, others feel like they are stuck in credit purgatory because their credit reports still contain negative information from homes they lost or loans they defaulted... Read More

5 Risky Retirement Moves

Personal Finance

5 Risky Retirement Moves

5 Risky Retirement Moves

Planning for retirement can be intimidating, but making informed decisions can make all the difference. The best way to prepare is to get educated on the topic of retirement. This includes knowing what your company offers and what you can do on your own. There are some unconventional options out there that may seem like... Read More

The Most Expensive Home in America

Mortgages

The Most Expensive Home in America

The Most Expensive Home in America

At the moment, the most expensive property on the market is a $139 million palace in Broward County, Fla. What does one get for that hefty sum, you ask? Plenty. The place is practically a giant jewelry box, given all the gold it contains, starting with the 13-foot, 22-carat gold leaf gate, according to a... Read More

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