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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 3, 2013

Mobile Check Deposits, Bill Payments Spike in August

Consumers stayed glued to their smartphones and tablets in August, taking care of financial chores on their devices at a steadily increasing rate. The overall value […]
October 2, 2013

How Will the Affordable Care Act Cut Health Spending?

Now that several provisions of the Affordable Care Act have gone into effect, how will the new health care law reduce spending? The law has created […]
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 […]