SENSE AND CENTSIBILITY What Is A 529 College Savings Plan?
Lets face it . . . raising kids today is an expensive affair. Making sure they have adequate food, shelter, and clothing may sound simple. But as we all know prices continue to soar at the pump, the g... Posted on 3/6/14 at 10:11 AM
IN THE BLACK Deal With Your Debt
I recently read the book, Deal With Your Debt by Liz Weston. At the time of this post, the Kindle version is free. MAKE SURE THE PRICE IS STILL $0.00 BEFORE ORDERING, prices can change at any time... Posted on 7/13/13 at 7:29 PM
REAL MONEY Nine Steps to Dealing With Medical Debt
A broken bone, mental health therapy, a long-term illness, a car accident, a premature baby. All of these situationsand so many more unexpected onescan land a family in medical debt. And you cant comp... Posted on 4/16/13 at 9:27 AM
THE NEW FORTY My light bulb is at 150 watts today...
I hear an awful lot about student loan debt from my students. I can commiserate as I have a healthy chunk myself from my many years as a student seeking one degree or another. As such, I am not shocke... Posted on 3/26/13 at 7:30 AM
MOORHEAD – Financial counselors from The Village Financial Resource Center will lead two “Eliminate Your Debt” brown bag seminars from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. July 10 and Aug. 7 at the Moorhead Public Library.
Q: It’s still not clear to me how I should prioritize saving for retirement, paying down (massive) student loan debt and buying or building a modest house, even though I have read a number of your articles and answers to many other readers’ questions.
Derik and Sari Kraft had pretty average finances. They used credit cards for everyday expenses. They didn’t have a budget, but the bills always got paid … somehow, Sari said. They didn’t really talk about their money.
WASHINGTON – The economy trudges ahead, yet debt dogs many Americans, stressing them out even as they firm up their own financial foundations.
There are new jobs produced but old worries persisting for people despite belt-tightening and boosted savings, according to an Associated Press-GfK poll.
MINNEAPOLIS – Attorney General Lori Swanson said Sunday that her office reached a sweeping legal settlement that requires a Minnesota company to get out of the business of arbitrating credit card debts and other consumer collection disputes nationwide.
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