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Overwhelming Financial Truths: How They Affect Everything

If you’re feeling more than slightly overwhelmed with all of the back and forth bickering on Capitol Hill and are confused by all of the so-called “new rules” of good credit, you’re not alone.

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Is YNAB Worth Your Time and Investment?

From time to time, we come across new apps and programs designed to help manage consumers’ finances. Some are remarkable and others, well…aren’t.

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SAC Capital Pulls Investigation Cooperation

The hedge fund, SAC Capital Advisors, worth $15 billion and front and center of an insider trading investigation, just got more interesting. The government, it seems, is no longer going to receive its unconditional cooperation.

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Ponzi Convict Madoff tells CNN “I Can’t Sleep”

Citing his son’s suicide, Bernie Madoff told CNN this week that he can’t sleep and that he earns just $40 a month doing manual labor behind bars. He also said that while he worked for awhile as a clerk in …

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DJI Closes Above 15,000: What Does It Mean For You?

The Dow Jones Index (DJI) closed above 15,000 for the first time in history last week. This puts the major stock indexes – Dow Jones, S&P 500, and the Nasdaq – up 15.37%, 14.55%, and 13.81% for the year.

Is this …

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4 Moms and Money Rules

Now that Mother’s Day is now officially over, many of us were talking about how moms influence their kids and when it comes to money, there are not many whose influence outweighs moms. Moms and money – formidable pair, yes? …

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Payday Loans in the Line of Fire: CFPB

It promised to crack down on the expensive payday loans and the companies that provide those types of services. It now appears the Consumer Financial Protection is doing just that very thing.

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Consumer Mortgage Mess: the Latest

Seems as though the consumer mortgage financial news in recent weeks has been focused solely on the mortgage lenders’ collective crises. There’s a lot to be sorted out. Not only that, but if the banks and other financial bodies – …

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Overwhelming Debt and Suicide

Living on the Mississippi Gulf Coast, there was a very disturbing statistic that emerged following the devastating Hurricane Katrina landfall in 2005. These days, it’s a storm of a different kind and because of it, debt and suicide are becoming …

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HAMP Re-defaults Alarmingly High

It was designed to keep homeowners who were at or near the foreclosure level in their homes. Instead, President Obama’s “cure-all”, now in its fourth year, is failing miserably. The mortgage modification program, Making Home Affordable, or HAMP, was supposed …

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ATM Scams Rise Dramatically

Imagine watching the evening news and a video pops along with a news story about the ATM you use most often. You may have already seen your bank in the 5 p.m. news and if you haven’t, there’s a good …

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New Warnings About Debt Collection Calls

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission announced it had settled a lawsuit with several debt collectors after it learned they were fraudulently conducting business. As a result, the companies were forced to pay out nearly $800,000 to consumers after deceptively …

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Bank of America Partners With Khan Academy

Bank of America is doing its best to rise above the problems in the financial sector these days and one way it’s doing that is by partnering with Khan Academy to offer customers the opportunity to really delve into their …

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9 Ways to Spend, Save, and Invest Your Tax Refund

Tax season is in full swing. Last minute returns have been sent in and tax refunds are rolling out to taxpayers across America. Whether you get a small tax refund or a massive refund you need to have a …

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BitCoin Takes Hit, Then Closes with Record Highs

Last week, Bitcoin voluntarily halted its trading for 12 hours due to what’s being described as “another powerful cyber attack”. It was a brutal week, to be sure.

by Donna McGill / Read More


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