Payday Loans: Borrower Beware

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Considering Payday Loans Strapped for cash? Thinking of getting a payday loan? Think again!  It may be tempting to get a payday advance to hold you over for a week or two until your next paycheck. What could be the harm? The industry claims they’re providing needed credit to consumers who aren’t able to qualify for conventional loans. The industry … Read More

Debt Collectors: Know Your Rights Against Wrong Practices

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Doomsday Debt Collectors  Debt collectors may be within their right to pursue repayment, but you should know how to protect yourself against doomsday debt collectors and their extreme tactics. Fair Debt Collection Practices Act First, you should be aware that there are laws in place that govern the practice of debt collection. The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act was written for … Read More

High Car Payments Can Drive You Over the Edge

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High Car Payments It is an all too common story. Many people struggling with debt can trace the beginning of their debt problems to a new car purchase – a big monthly payment, financed for too long. Some households even have two vehicles with large payments in the $400 to $500 range. With the budget maxed out, you can see … Read More

Credit – The Four Most Common Forms

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What is credit?  Credit is defined in a couple of ways. One is the amount of money you are approved to borrow from a lending institution. With this approval comes an agreement to repay the charges, any additional fees that can or will be applied, and to abide by time restrictions. Credit can also be classified as your borrowing reputation. … Read More

Making Money Matters Manageable in Your Marriage

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Mutual Money Management  Is it love or money that makes the world go round? It’s both…Make money work for your marriage, not against it.  You need tips on strengthening your marriage through mutual management of your money.  This can be done and can even be fun!  Keep reading to find out how. Financial Honesty Have open, honest and non-confrontational discussions … Read More

Money, Love, and Marriage

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Marriage and Money Roses are red; violets are blue. No matter the cost, I’ll stand by you… Have you had the talk yet?…You know, the one about money, spending habits, future goals, budgeting…? If you haven’t, it should be a top priority for your relationship.  If you have, have it again.  Discussing finances should be a regular and healthy part … Read More

The Credit Card Act – Facts You need to Know

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The Credit Card Act The Credit Card Act was signed into law in 2009 under President Barack Obama. The act set up several provisions aimed at limiting how credit card companies can charge consumers. In July 2011, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) opened as a part of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act. The Card Act … Read More

Credit Card Debt and Five Habits You Need to Break

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Breaking Credit Card Debt Being in debt is no fun, but having fun costs money and that is what got you in debt in the first place. Credit card debt can creep up on you if you aren’t keeping track of your spending habits. Here are 5 things that are keeping you in debt that you might not even be … Read More

Your Finances and Financial Spring Cleaning

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Financial Spring Cleaning With winter gone, and spring in full bloom spring cleaning is on probably on your mind. This is what you’ve been waiting for all winter, to clean your entire house from top to bottom. Wait, you don’t do annual spring cleaning? It’s okay, I don’t either, but the idea of going through your finances at least once … Read More