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.

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.

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.

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.
 

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.

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.

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