A Beginner’s Guide to Getting Out of Student Loan Default

Published on Jun 20 2013 // Student Loans
Defaulting on student loans is a big deal, but it isn’t the end of the world. There are steps you can take to get out of default, but start by working with the company holding the loan. Ignoring the problem is useless and sure to exacerbate the situation. If you’re in default, take action...

Little-Known Facts about Credit after Bankruptcy

Published on Jan 24 2013 // Debt, Featured
Little-Known Facts about Credit after Bankruptcy
Bankruptcy is a terrible thing, and it leaves a colossal blemish on your credit report for a minimum of seven years. In some cases, the black mark will remain on your record for up to a decade. Ouch. Talk about personal finance meltdown. To top things off, the credit crisis still has the U.S. in a vice...

Successful Debt Management Starts with You

Published on Oct 23 2012 // Debt, Supporter
Successful Debt Management Starts with You
Image Source: http://www.prlog.org In a perfect world we would all be debt free and have money set aside for retirement. Unfortunately we don’t live in a perfect world and good hardworking people are saddled with debt and struggle to save for their future. Many people go about their daily lives waiting...

Following Your Passion: Is it worth it?

Published on Aug 16 2012 // Finance Life Stages, Personal Finance
Following Your Passion: Is it worth it?
It seems that from every nook of the internet, the voices of Generation X echo: “Follow your passion.” Don’t get swept up in a desk job, don’t settle, find something that makes you feel alive. The best stories of success involve multi-millionaires working from home–or even...

I Want to Buy a Rental Property!

Published on Aug 04 2012 // Featured, Real Estate, Savings
I Want to Buy a Rental Property!
Since I was 18 years old, I’ve dreamed of owning a rental property. Sounds corny, I know, but it’s very, very true. I used to sit on the floor of my first apartment with the real estate section, a highlighter, and a beer on Saturday nights. It soothed me to imagine I could somehow make it happen...

Bad Credit? Bank Accounts That Will Forgive You

Published on Apr 04 2012 // Banking
If you have bad credit, you may find it is difficult to have any of the basic financial services you used to enjoy such as a credit cards and a checking account.  However, as more and more people have bad credit and file for bankruptcy, more banks are beginning to offer services to those individuals. ...

Factors That Might Influence the U.S. Markets This Week

Published on Nov 14 2011 // Financial News, Market News
 The U.S. markets might be influenced (again) by European turmoil. Borrowing rates are going up, the solvency of European banks are going down as the sovereign crisis deepens in Europe. On Saturday, the big news was the resignation of Silvio Berlusconi, the Italian Prime Minister. Following his resignation,...

Debt consolidation

Published on Jan 02 2011 // Personal Finance, Supporter
For all those who are thinking about debt consolidation or any program in the same regard they must consider and visit debt consolidation . Along with this you must ask yourself a question whether this debt consolidation would affect the ratings of your credit or not? To know about it take time to understand...

Getting Motivated to Get Out of Debt

Published on Oct 19 2010 // Loans, Personal Finance
Getting Motivated to Get Out of Debt
Debt is an unfortunate side effect of living in a consumer society that many adults must face, and even more so during a recession. Most of us carry unbelievable debt in loans, whether from college tuition, home ownership, purchasing cars, or a variety of other reasons. In a way, these are acceptable...
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