Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Managing Debt

Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Debt Diva: One Debt Hurdle Down, On To The Next!

Some days that I feel that total debt freedom is so close; on other days that I feel it is far away. I paid off my credit cards one at a time-the highest interest rate first so I got the biggest bang for my buck. I had no problem paying off my remaining credit card… Read More

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

Managing Debt

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

8 Things Debt Collectors Won’t Tell You

It should come as no surprise that if you’ve fallen behind on your bills, you may be hearing from debt collectors. If they do call, you will almost certainly hear that you need to pay them and that you need to do so immediately. But there are a number of things that they aren’t likely to tell you,… Read More

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

Credit 101

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

Hey Buddy, Can You Co-Sign This Credit Card?

There are a number of Americans out there who are denied the privilege of holding the plastic. This could be due to any number of reasons: tighter credit card lending standards, an individual’s low credit rating, or the borrower could be under the federal age limit of 21. In the end, however, if they want… Read More

Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

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Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

Obama Pushes New Mortgage Payment Relief Plan

In the wake of the recent settlement between some of the nation’s top home loan lenders and both federal and state governments, President Barack Obama recently announced more plans to help consumers with troubled mortgages. President Obama unveiled a new plan to cut fees associated with refinancing any government-backed mortgage. In doing so, he highlighted… Read More

The Scary Consequences of A Lost Smartphone

Identity Theft

The Scary Consequences of A Lost Smartphone

The Scary Consequences of A Lost Smartphone

If you’re one of those people who tend to lose their phone shortly after putting it down, then you’ll want to read this. According to a new study, if you lose your smartphone, you have a 50/50 chance of getting it back. But chances are much higher – nearly 100 percent – that whoever retrieves… Read More

FDIC Encouraging More Loan Offers

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FDIC Encouraging More Loan Offers

FDIC Encouraging More Loan Offers

Banks and credit card lenders have significantly increased the number of offers they make to consumers for new lines of credit in the last several months, but one top government official says more can be done to promote a healthier economy.

Mortgage Settlement Helps Allegedly Abused Troops

Mortgages

Mortgage Settlement Helps Allegedly Abused Troops

Mortgage Settlement Helps Allegedly Abused Troops

In addition to a plan announced earlier this week to give millions of homeowners a break on the mortgage fees they pay every month, President Barack Obama and his administration also announced that they would step up efforts to help servicemembers who were wrongfully foreclosed upon in the last few years. The White House recently… Read More

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