Encourage building of more affordable housing - The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Thibedeau: Encourage building of more affordable housing
Gordan Thibedeau/The (Fort Collins) Coladoan Editorial

17 May 2015

Over the past few months, I have become increasingly aware of the housing shortage affecting many in our community. In our community, we have what is known as Section 8 Housing, which is essentially housing for those who cannot pay anything. We also have subsidized, affordable housing designed for low-income, working families.
 

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures - OnMilwaukee.com

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures
Matthew Wisla/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

25 May 2015

When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she – along with her three sisters and brother – thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing.

Money Fix: Here's your financial survival guide, new grads - Newsday (Long Island, NY)

Money Fix: Here's your financial survival guide, new grads
Sheryl Nance-Nash/Newsday (Long Island, NY)

20 May 2015

After the ceremony, the parties, the magic moments and memories, new grads will face reality, and it will bite, hard. The Class of 2015 faces the most debt in history, reportedly $56 billion, or $35,000 each on average, in student loans.
 

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score - WNBC-TV/New York City

4 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score
Lynda Baquero/WNBC-TV (New York City)

18 May 2015

GreenPath's Chris Dlugozima sat down with WNBC's Finance Reporter Lynda Baquero to talk about effective ways to monitor and improve your credit score.

Budgeting 101: Learn the Basics - FOX Detroit (video)

Discussing Budgeting Basics
WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit

12 May 2015

(WJBK-TV/FOX Detroit) - We work. We get paid. We still have no savings. How do we fix that? The first and most important step to effective financial planning is developing and implementing a budget.
 

Tips for job-hunting college grads - Consumer Affairs News

Tips for job-hunting college grads
Mark Huffman/ConsumerAffairs News

13 May 2015
 
For this month's college graduates preparing to enter the workforce, the April jobs numbers, released last week, were pretty good news. The U.S. economy is still producing more than 200,000 new jobs each month and the unemployment rate is back at a pre-recession 5.4%.

College loans won't disappear with debt relief plans - Detroit Free Press

College loans won't disappear with debt relief plans
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

14 May 2015

Some debt relief companies try to trick borrowers into thinking that consolidating student loans can be as complicated as doing your own federal income taxes. Not true, experts say. Free options exist.

10 Financial Tips for College Grads - FOX Detroit

10 Financial Tips For College Grads
Murray Feldman/WJBK-TV (FOX)/Detroit

11 May 2015

(WJBK) - Many 2015 college graduates are basking in the glory of wrapping up their bachelors or masters degrees this month. However, in many instances, their downtime will be short-lived, as they face even more responsibilities, ranging from landing that first job to preparing to start paying off their student loans.
 

On Mother's Day, Remembering Mom's Financial Pearls - Detroit Free Press

On Mother's Day, remembering mom's financial pearls
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

9 May 2015

Mother's Day, like many holidays, offers us wonderful opportunities to part with our cash on over-indulgent brunches, gorgeous floral displays of affection, and sparkling gemstone jewelry. But I enjoy taking time to consider the financial wisdom that Mom imparted over the years, too.

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