What to do when dealing with a collection agency - Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan

What to do when dealing with a collection agency
Sara Gilbert/Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan

28 June 2013

We hear lots of questions at GreenPath, and sometimes the questions involve debt collection activity. Debt collection is something that most of us don’t pay attention to unless we encounter it, but once you do it is helpful to know your rights.
 

5 top excuses (and 5 top fixes) for paying bills late - Yahoo! Finance

5 top excuses (and 5 top fixes) for paying bills late
Melody Warnick/Yahoo! Finance via CreditCards.com

19 June 2013

If you're spending more than you're earning each month, you'll never get up to date until you adjust either your income or your expenses. But often, having enough to pay bills on time is just a matter of "paycheck planning," says Kathryn Moore, a financial counselor with GreenPath Financial Wellness, in Detroit.
 

The benefits and costs of having a joint credit card account - WKBK-TV (FOX/Detroit)

The benefits and costs of having a joint credit card account
WKBK-TV (FOX/Detroit)

10 June 2013

The economy is doing better but many people are still struggling to make ends meet. Recent grads that can't find work, lower salaries and the fall out from the recession leading to poor credit has many people sharing credit card accounts.

New Online Service Helps College Grads Navigate Student Loan Repayment Options - Student Loan Alliance

New Online Service Helps College Grads Navigate Student Loan Repayment Options
PRWeb/Washington D.C.

4 June 2013

With graduation season upon us, the Student Loan Alliance (SLA) is encouraging recent and soon-to-be college graduates with student loans to visit StudentLoanHelp.org for assistance with evaluating their repayment options. StudentLoanHelp.org is a new resource launched by the SLA to help borrowers assess their student loan options.
 

Installment Loans Gain Attention for High Interest Rates - Loans.org

Installment Loans Gain Attention for High Interest Rates
Arit John/Loans.org

21 May 2013

Consumers have more to worry about than high-interest, short-term loans. According to a new report from ProPublica, long-term installment loans carry similar interest charges to payday loans and trap borrowers in the same cycles of debt.

Co-signer, joint account holder, guarantor: Know the difference - Yahoo! Finance

Co-signer, joint account holder, guarantor: Know the difference
Tamara E. Holmes/Yahoo!Finance via CreditCards.com

20 May 2013

If you're thinking about sharing a credit card account with someone, take heed. All shared accounts aren't the same. There are different policies with different names and your charging rights and liability for debt could vary greatly depending upon the type of account you choose.

Five Federal Programs Homeowners Should Review in 2013 - Kentucky Association of Realtors

Five Federal Programs Homeowners Should Review in 2013
Kentucky Association of Realtors

20 May 2013

As homeowners receive their annual property assessments and taxable valuations in the mail, many will see the continued drop in the value of their home. Despite recent reports of declining “underwater” homeowners in the fourth quarter of 2012, there are still many homeowners looking for help.

Cancer increases bankruptcy risk, even for insured - NBCNews.com

Cancer increases bankruptcy risk, even for insured
Barbara Mantel/NBCNews.com

15 May 2013

Cancer patients are at much greater risk of bankruptcy than people without cancer, according to a large new study. And while the new health care law promises insurance coverage to more than 30 million Americans who lack it now, the high cost of cancer care can push many patients, especially younger women, into financial trouble, experts say.
 

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