Illinois Will Charge Online Sales Tax

Personal Finance

Illinois Will Charge Online Sales Tax

Illinois Will Charge Online Sales Tax

The budget mess in Illinois has forced an answer to a festering question: Should online retailers pay sales tax? Illinois Governor Pat Quinn says yes, hoping that a tax on online sales will help the state collect up to $170 million a year. The state faces a budget deficit of $13 billion. “This law will… Read More

HAMP Still Working for Consumers, Treasury Official Says

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HAMP Still Working for Consumers, Treasury Official Says

HAMP Still Working for Consumers, Treasury Official Says

Critics of the Home Affordable Modification Program have often pointed to the large number of foreclosures seen across the U.S. as evidence that the initiative is a failure, according to a report from Reuters. However, Acting Assistant Secretary of the Treasury Timothy Massad said this is not necessarily the case. [Free Tool: Obtain your Identity… Read More

iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

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iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

iPhone Satisfies Girl Scout Cookie Addiction

Would you like a box of Thin Mints and an order of Samoas but just don’t have enough cash in your wallet? Simple: Pay by iPhone. Starting this year, Girl Scout organizations in Ohio and San Diego will be accepting orders facilitated through AppNinja, a tool that allows iPhones to send credit or debit card… Read More

Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

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Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

Chase Sees Credit Card Defaults Rise in February

The latest regulatory filing from JPMorgan Chase revealed that the company saw credit card charge offs – accounts at least 180 days behind in payments that are no longer considered collectable – climb to 6.21 percent in February, up from 5.97 percent the previous month, according to a report from The Associated Press. This was… Read More

Almost All TARP Funds Have Been Paid Back

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Almost All TARP Funds Have Been Paid Back

Almost All TARP Funds Have Been Paid Back

More than 99 percent of the federal funds given to help keep banks in operation during the recent financial crisis through the Troubled Asset Relief Program’s Capital Purchase Program have now been repaid, the U.S. Department of the Treasury announced. Through repayments, interest and other income, the federal government has recouped more than $244 billion… Read More

First-Time Parents: Managing Your Money

Personal Finance

First-Time Parents: Managing Your Money

First-Time Parents: Managing Your Money

Photo by Emery Co Photo — Slide 1 of 6 I recently had a chance to meet with a young couple who’d just gotten the surprise of a lifetime: they were expecting not one, not two, but FOUR babies. Needless to say, they are beside themselves with emotions ranging from utter joy to shock and—as… Read More

Financial News Roundup: Healthcare Law Influences Premiums, Families Struggle with Savings

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Healthcare Law Influences Premiums, Families Struggle with Savings

Financial News Roundup: Healthcare Law Influences Premiums, Families Struggle with Savings

Today’s top news headlines include reasons the healthcare reform may be helping regulate the insurance industry and detailed strategies for homeowners who want to save on mortgage payments. Plus, find out how many Americans are financially equipped for an emergency. California Health Insurer Will Not Raise Costs The New York Times One health insurance company… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/18/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/18/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/18/11)

This week’s roundup hits home on many of the topics we’ve recently been covering.  These blogs have plenty of  insight on everything from the interchange fee battle on Capital Hill to the mortgage modification debacle and the Obama Administration’s sweeping plan to help consumers and stabilize the housing market. Plus, an inside look at online… Read More

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