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A New Report on How Poverty Affects Your Finances

A New Report on How Poverty Affects Your Finances

There’s a new report from the Economic Policy Institute that’s both startling and eye-opening. What’s in it will surely give you reason to pause and make the connection in how poverty affects your finances – if its hasn’t already.



by Joanne Lee

The Broken Student Loan Debacle

The Broken Student Loan Debacle

This week, President Obama made proposals for fixing the worsening student loan debacle.



by Brent Thomas

Lottery Fever – Financial Cure-All?

Lottery Fever – Financial Cure-All?

For lottery winners, suddenly being shoved into the spotlight can feel like a curse, which is the exact way many see lotteries: as curses. But the financial freedom that comes with winnings can lift a lifelong burden for people.



by Scott Townsend

Mortgage News: Why So Many Mixed Signals?

Mortgage News: Why So Many Mixed Signals?

It’s difficult to get any kind of straight answer out of the less-than-well-oiled machine known as our government, especially when it comes to what’s really going on in the economy.



by Roberta Sanchez

Fiscal Cliff: Cure Worse Than Disease?

Fiscal Cliff: Cure Worse Than Disease?

For months, we’ve heard that finding a solution to the fiscal crisis was absolutely crucial for our very survival and just as importantly, we heard time and again that it had to be done by midnight, December 31st.



by Scott Townsend

Joint Efforts Halt Illegal Advance Fees

Joint Efforts Halt Illegal Advance Fees

On Friday, a federal district court passed down a ruling that not only puts a halt to fee – heavy payday loan companies, but could also mean refunds for consumers who have used these companies in the past. This is …



by Roberta Sanchez

FHA to Change Reverse Mortgage Program

FHA to Change Reverse Mortgage Program

The controversial reverse mortgage products offered by the FHA are undergoing changes. Some are options that could be put in place right away and others would require bigger changes at the government level.



by Roberta Sanchez

Reining in High Student Loan Debt

Reining in High Student Loan Debt

There’s a lot that’s overwhelming lawmakers’ minds these days, but there’s one big – and potentially devastating – reality that could pose as an even bigger risk in 2013. That reality is the exploding totals associated with student loan debt.



by Roberta Sanchez

Covering Financial Bases: Holiday Shopping

Covering Financial Bases: Holiday Shopping

No sooner had the kitchen been picked up, turkey wrapped and put in the fridge for sandwiches and Aunt Elma was out the door did the phone rang with the announcement, “I’m finishing with my Christmas shopping. And I didn’t …



by Joanne Lee

The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

2012 has been a tough year for our young adults. With growing concerns about the lack of jobs after graduation, the repercussions of the new financial laws and the new revelations found in a recent poll, there are a lot …



by Roberta Sanchez

Student Loans & Six Month Grace Period

Student Loans & Six Month Grace Period

Most student loans have this dandy feature that provides a six month grace period for graduating seniors. As seniors transition into their careers, the delayed payments are designed to help them with that transition as they look for and then …



by Roberta Sanchez

Occupy Buying Debt?

Occupy Buying Debt?

One thing we’ve learned about the Occupy movement: assume nothing. You may recall the protest movement that begun with a small group of consumers who were fed up with the growing bank and credit card fees. They began as a …



by Roberta Sanchez




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