Taxes

October 15, 2013

Default Has Potential to be 'Catastrophic'

A default on the nation’s debt could thrust the nation into the worst recession since the Great Depression, and even a prolonged standoff could do significant […]
October 9, 2013

What Is a Bad Credit Score?

Most people have a gut feeling about their credit – it’s either great, good or bad. But what is a bad credit score really? First, it’s […]
October 8, 2013

What is the Worst Kind of Debt?

What is the worst kind of debt to carry? Is it student loan debt, credit cards, a mortgage – or something else? Even the experts don’t […]
October 1, 2013

How Will the Affordable Care Act Affect You?

October traditionally marks the beginning of open-enrollment season – your annual opportunity to choose healthcare coverage from the options provided by your employer. But selecting the […]
September 30, 2013

10 Ways the Government Shutdown Could Affect You

If the Democrats and Republicans don’t agree on how the U.S. should pay its bills, the federal government will shut down tomorrow, October 1. At a […]
September 27, 2013

Lay Off the Latte and Perk Up Your Mortgage Payment

Interest – it’s insidious, like lighting money on fire (but without the excitement of watching something burn). Sure, it’s a necessary part of the financial system […]
September 26, 2013

Legit Debt Collectors vs. Scammers

The Better Business Bureau (BBB) has advised consumers to learn how to tell a real debt collection effort from one that is clearly a scam. According […]
September 20, 2013

Money Mistakes that We ALL Make

For all the financial advice we find in books, magazines, and online, we still make a lot of mistakes when it comes to money. Some of […]
September 18, 2013

Years After the Recession, Many Still Struggle

Four years after the recession officially ended, many Americans are still struggling to recover financially with lower incomes and, in some cases, going hungry, according to […]