Using Your Options During a Financial Crisis

Personal Finance

Using Your Options During a Financial Crisis

Using Your Options During a Financial Crisis

When a financial disaster strikes, whether it be a medical emergency or overwhelming credit card bill, it’s important to research your options and take action immediately. Formulating a step-by-step plan can help you explore different repayment avenues and gain a handle on your finances. Know What You’re Dealing With Before you take any action, analyze… Read More

With Debt Concerns Looming, Some Advocates Axing Mortgage Tax Break

Mortgages

With Debt Concerns Looming, Some Advocates Axing Mortgage Tax Break

With Debt Concerns Looming, Some Advocates Axing Mortgage Tax Break

Republicans and Democrats are firmly entrenched in their positions on the debt ceiling debate that’s currently raging in Washington, but a group of economists say one way to save a lot of money is to eliminate a tax deduction for mortgage interest payments, according to a report from Miller-McCune. The savings for the government would… Read More

AG: For-Profit Schools Lied, Left Students in Debt Trouble

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AG: For-Profit Schools Lied, Left Students in Debt Trouble

AG: For-Profit Schools Lied, Left Students in Debt Trouble

A for-profit chain of universities lied about the quality of its education and forced students to buy textbooks and supplies from its schools at inflated prices, according to a lawsuit filed Wednesday by Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway. The company, Daymar Learning Inc., allegedly told prospective students that course credits earned at Daymar schools would… Read More

Foreclosure Declines in Most Metropolitan Areas

Mortgages

Foreclosure Declines in Most Metropolitan Areas

Foreclosure Declines in Most Metropolitan Areas

Of the 211 metropolitan areas with populations of more than 200,000 people, 84 percent experienced lower rates of foreclosure activity during the first half of the year when compared to the same period in 2010, according to the latest statistics from the analysis firm RealtyTrac. However, experts caution that this change is not due to… Read More

The Daily Show Explains the Wall Street Reform Debacle – in Song!

Personal Finance

The Daily Show Explains the Wall Street Reform Debacle – in Song!

The Daily Show Explains the Wall Street Reform Debacle – in Song!

Ever wonder why we’re still talking about the stalled effort to reform Wall Street, more than a year after President Obama signed a law to do exactly that? Or why there’s even a controversy over who will lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, even though the measure creating the new watchdog agency passed by overwhelming… Read More

Financial News Roundup: Future Health Costs Skyrocket, SSA Has No Answers For Fearful Seniors

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Future Health Costs Skyrocket, SSA Has No Answers For Fearful Seniors

Financial News Roundup: Future Health Costs Skyrocket, SSA Has No Answers For Fearful Seniors

Today’s top news headlines feature the details of a change in the IRS ‘innocent spouse’ policy and reasons the Social Security Administration is unable to allay seniors’ fears amid the debt ceiling crisis. Plus, find out how much consumers may pay in healthcare in the future. IRS Changes ‘Innocent Spouse’ Policy The Wall Street Journal… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

This week’s stories highlight the changing perceptions and needs of consumers and small businesses alike. We have a list of the nation’s top consumer complaints, and as you might have guessed credit is high on the list. There’s also a jaw-dropping bank vs. consumer credit nightmare story. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

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