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August 29, 2011

Back-To-School Shopping Tips

The summer is coming to an end, stores are stocked with back to school supplies and the mall window displays are filled with the latest in […]
August 16, 2011

Economists' Outlook Darkens: 30% Chance of Recession

The chances of the economy slipping into another recession have risen significantly, and forecasts for economic growth and job gains over the next year have been […]
August 10, 2011

U.S. Debt Downgrade – How Will It Affect Me?

Lawmakers weren’t able to prevent the country from losing its coveted AAA debt rating.  Although the downgrade late Friday by Standard & Poor’s was historic, it […]
August 2, 2011

Freaking Out About the Economy

All over America, restlessness and frustration are growing. It has now been almost three years since the great financial crash of 2008, and yet the U.S. […]
July 27, 2011

In Debt Collecting, Location Matters

For U.S. consumers with too many bills and not enough money, the end of the line is often a small-claims court.  As companies and debt collectors […]
July 19, 2011

Money 101: Your Savings

How much of your income should you be saving?  A common rule of thumb answer used to be that 10% of income should go into savings.  […]
July 12, 2011

Debt Delinquency Timeline: What to Expect

At a time when unemployment remains stubbornly high and job prospects seem dismally low, the danger of missing a credit card payment or two is all […]
July 7, 2011

Happy 2nd Anniversary, Economic Recovery

This is one anniversary few feel like celebrating.  Two years after economists say the Great Recession ended, the recovery has been the weakest and most lopsided […]
June 28, 2011

Student Loans 101: Paying off Debt

You’ve graduated. Congratulations! Now what about those student loans? The average graduate this year has $24,000 in loans – but many have nearly $75,000. Don’t even […]