Reverse Mortgage Applicants Increasing by a Third - Main Street

Reverse Mortgage Applicants Increasing by a Third
Juliette Fairley/Main Street - Yahoo!

2 May 2013

In the last four to five years, the number of people applying for a reverse mortgage has increased 30%, according to Dennis Gatto, a senior loan advisor at Long Island-based direct mortgage lender Senior Home Loans.

Card issuers lure late payers - CreditCards.com

Carrots offered, sticks abandoned: Card issuers lure late payers
Sheryl Nance-Nash/CreditCards.com

3 May 2013

If you're someone who runs a balance on your credit card and even maybe pays late sometimes, heads up. Credit card issuers are coming to call, and they're bearing gifts.

5 Keys to Paying Off Student Loans - The Street

5 Keys to Paying Off Student Loans Like You Were Summa Cum Laude
Brian O'Connell/The Street

25 April 2013

NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Caps and gowns are arriving at college dorm rooms and off-campus apartments in droves as graduates get ready for their days in the sun in May and June.

Medical Credit Cards: A Cure or Curse? - DepositAccounts.com

Medical Credit Cards: A Cure or Curse?
Sheryl Nance-Nash/DepositAccounts.com

24 April 2013

Medical costs continue to climb and many people now find that they also have higher out-of-pocket medical expenses. Medical expenses are contributing factors in more than 60% of personal bankruptcy filing, according to a study in the American Journal of Medicine.

Teaching women how to achieve financial goals - Wisconsin State Journal

Teaching women how to achieve financial goals
Judy Newman/Wisconsin State Journal

17 April 2013

Teaching women the financial tools they can use to plan for the future is one of the goals of the Money Smart Women Conference in Madison on Saturday. “I think learning about money can be intimidating, and doing it in co-ed (sessions) can be even more intimidating,” said Ellen Bernards, community relations and education specialist with credit counseling firm GreenPath, in Madison, and chairwoman of the conference.

Bankruptcy filings plunge in first quarter of 2013 - CreditCards.com

Bankruptcy filings plunge in first quarter of 2013
Susan Ladika/CreditCards.com

11 April 2013

In just three years, the number of consumer bankruptcy filings has plunged by 30 percent, with the biggest drop in filings coming from states hardest hit by the recession. That's down 16 percent from the same period last year, according to statistics from Epiq Systems, which analyzes figures generated by the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts.

Thinking of buying a house? Time to improve your credit score - Fort Collins (CO) Coloradoan

Thinking of buying a house? Time to improve your credit score
Sara Gilbert/The Coloradoan (Fort Collins, CO)

5 April 2013

The real estate market is making a comeback and many are thinking now may be the time to buy a home. One of the most important things you can do if you want to borrow money to buy a home is to improve your credit score. Here are some steps to take.

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