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.
 

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.

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