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November 27, 2015

Items to Avoid on Black Friday 2015

Black Friday has become synonymous in our minds with great deals. Often, the deals are impressive as businesses compete for shoppers’ attention and dollars. But there’s […]
November 20, 2015

Can Churches and Nonprofits Boost Homeownership?

As part of a broader effort to attract more potential borrowers to its 3% down payment home loan product, the government-sponsored Freddie Mac is reaching out […]
November 13, 2015

The 10 Commandments of Personal Finance

Personal finance is all about how you handle money. It’s about earning, saving, investing and spending. Over time, we learn certain “best practices” when it comes to […]
November 6, 2015

The Staggering Cost of Child Care

When companies don’t offer paid leave (and even when they do), most new parents are left to decide between going back to work and paying for […]
November 3, 2015

What to Buy in November

To buy or not to buy in November? That’s the big question as the biggest shopping season of the year kicks off. Seemingly everything is on […]
October 28, 2015

Consumer Loan Delinquencies Decline Sharply

Consumer loan delinquencies fell sharply in the second quarter ended June 30, thanks to large drops in home loan-related delinquencies, according to the American Bankers Association (ABA).  […]
October 13, 2015

What to Buy in October

By shopping standards, October is that odd month sitting smack in the middle of the back-to-school frenzy and the holiday shopping extravaganza. But cost-conscious shoppers need […]
October 9, 2015

6 Signs You Have Too Much Debt

Most of us would love to have no debt, and many people make a conscious effort to get to that point. Debt can be suffocating: it can […]