Considering Bankruptcy?

Jul 2, 2013 by

You may know that filing bankruptcy will crush your credit for about a decade. But if you’re considering bankruptcy, do you know that the timing of filing can make or break your plan for a fresh financial start?

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Financial Meltdown Effects

Jun 25, 2013 by

A majority of investors have gone from “scared or confused” in 2008 to “prepared or confident” in April of this year.

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Payday Loans for Dummies

May 7, 2013 by

You’ve probably heard of so-called “payday loans.” But do you really know how they work and why they’re a financial death trap?

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Wonga: So Wrong-a

Dec 17, 2012 by

Conjure an image of a loan shark. Got it? Now dress him up in bright, new clothes, and bless him with the smoothest, most genuine sales pitch you can imagine. What have you got? Wonga.

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Need Cash? Pawn Something.

Aug 3, 2012 by

You may not identify with the stereotype of one of those people who pawn belongings. But if you need cash urgently and don’t have an emergency fund, pawning something isn’t your worst option. So maybe you should be one of those people.

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Does Repossession Cure Debt?

Aug 1, 2012 by

Let’s say you’ve been laid off or suffered other bad luck, and you can no longer afford to make both payments on your two cars. Would turning over a car to its lienholder and walking away solve your problem?

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How to Triage Bills – Pa...

Jun 29, 2012 by

Part 2 of a two-part mini series: Say you’re in a tough but you hope temporary situation where you know you’re going to be short of cash to pay all of your debts and bills. How do decide what to pay?

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How to Triage Bills – Pa...

Jun 27, 2012 by

Say you’re in a tough but you hope temporary situation where you know you’re going to be short of cash to pay all of your debts and bills. How do decide what to pay?

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When to Freeze Your Credit

May 23, 2012 by

You may have heard of freezing your credit cards in a block of ice as a tactic to deter impulse spending and borrowing. But that’s not what’s meant by “credit freeze.”

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Jobless Youth Take Action

May 7, 2012 by

Slammed by the terrible trio of an anemic job market, lower starting pay, and record student debt, young people are organizing to seize the day. Through initiatives like Campaign for Young America and Fix Young America, 20-somethings resolve to find or create jobs for themselves, move out of their parents’ basements, and resurrect America as the land of opportunity.

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