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  • newDon’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit

    Don’t Let Your Vacation Wreck Your Credit

    Article Updated by Brian Acton May 22, 2018 Summer vacations are supposed to be carefree and enjoyable, with your biggest challenge being the choice between flip-flops and sandals. But in reality, you need to do a little proactive planning to keep yo…
    - 19 hours ago, 22 May 18, 12:01am -
  • When Can I Get a Bankruptcy Off My Credit Report?

    When Can I Get a Bankruptcy Off My Credit Report?

    Article updated by Mia Taylor May 21, 2018 Filing for bankruptcy in order to deal with overwhelming debts can be a frightening and confusing prospect. But if you’re among those who have opted to use this approach in order to turn a troublesome fina…
    - 2 days ago, 21 May 18, 12:01am -
  • Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

    Spring Into Savings: 5 Easy Steps To Ramp Up Savings This Spring

    Spring cleaning doesn’t have to be reserved for chores around the house – the months following tax season serve as the perfect time to give your finances a cleanup as well. Because you have recently sorted through your financial documents, you ar…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

    Should You Buy a House if You’re Already in Debt

    Many people consider buying a house to be the finish line after conquering the hurdles of debt. But that doesn’t always have to be the case. Yes, buying a house is one of the more difficult achievements, especially when you’re sitting on a mound…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 10:50am -
  • 20 Tips for Maintaining Financial Sanity During a Divorce

    20 Tips for Maintaining Financial Sanity During a Divorce

    Managing your finances is never simple, but a divorce can make it far more complex. In addition to the emotional turmoil a divorce can cause in a person’s life, it can also cause a lot of financial upheaval. By establishing a plan and relying on pr…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Billshark – Taking a Bite Out of Bills

    Billshark – Taking a Bite Out of Bills

    Does this sound familiar? You sign up for cable to get that special promo deal, only to find out your bill is going to go up after two years. And premium channels like HBO aren’t included. Yeah, those are going to cost you extra. Oh, and don’t fo…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 9:00am -
  • 5 Tips to Get Approved for a Personal Loan for Debt Consolidation

    5 Tips to Get Approved for a Personal Loan for Debt Consolidation

    If you need relief from your high-interest loans or credit card debt, you may be considering a personal loan. Offered by many banks and credit unions, personal loans let you consolidate or refinance your debt into a lower-interest loan with one fixed…
    - 8 days ago, 14 May 18, 12:39pm -
  • The Student Loan Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

    The Student Loan Crisis Is Worse Than You Think

    As young people take steps towards their future and eagerly prepare to enter the world of higher education, they are now faced with the seemingly inevitable notion of graduating with at least some student loan debt. While students intend to land a jo…
    - 11 days ago, 11 May 18, 9:00am -
  • 15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

    15 Things to Know About 529 Plans

    If you’re a parent old or new, you may have heard of, or even already contribute to, a 529 savings plan. For those who have never heard of this, the 529 savings plan was started in the 1990s to help parents begin to save for an increasingly expensi…
    - 12 days ago, 10 May 18, 9:00am -
  • Millennials Spend a Large Percent of Income on Rent

    Millennials Spend a Large Percent of Income on Rent

    It’s an age-old question: Is life harder or easier for today’s young people? Well, score a “win” for the millennials. Younger adults are spending a stunning amount of money on rent — $93,000 by age 30, according to a new study. More importa…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 4:03pm -

Make Love, Not Debt

  • 3 ways to Get Life Insurance Faster

    3 ways to Get Life Insurance Faster

    There are two main complaints when buying life insurance. One of them is the price, the other is how long the whole thing takes. In a fast paced world, who has time to wait to get insurance coverage? There are some quick ways you can trim down the pr…
    - 63 days ago, 20 Mar 18, 1:07pm -
  • 3 Steps to Start your Small Business like a Professional

    3 Steps to Start your Small Business like a Professional

    You’ve got the dream, you’ve got the drive, and you’ve got the ability. You’re ready to get your small business up and running. Or at least you think so. Even the most talented individuals can overlook key aspects of starting a small business…
    - 6 Jan 18, 10:46pm -
  • To Save Energy or Not Save Energy, That Is the Question

    To Save Energy or Not Save Energy, That Is the Question

      You’re caught in the middle of a conundrum. You want to save money on your car insurance, but you also want to save the environment, and the two do not go hand in hand exclusively, as you’ve discovered. For many people, saving money is the win…
    - 10 Jun 17, 11:13pm -
  • 6 Things To Know Before Choosing To File Bankruptcy

    6 Things To Know Before Choosing To File Bankruptcy

    If you’ve come upon some hard financial times, one option that might have occurred to you is filing for bankruptcy. This is an action that many people have taken to help with their financial troubles, but unfortunately, not all of those people knew…
    - 14 Feb 17, 12:34am -
  • Making the Most of Your Career in Finance

    Making the Most of Your Career in Finance

    Are you feeling stagnant in your current position? Are you looking for ways to take your finance career to the next level? The time has never been better. Millennials and their younger counterparts are poised to flood the professional sector, meaning…
    - 7 Feb 17, 9:10am -
  • How Hiring an Accountant Can Transform Your Finances in 2017

    How Hiring an Accountant Can Transform Your Finances in 2017

    Benjamin Franklin once said, “…In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.” Never is this phrase more applicable than in the world of finance.  Whether you are a big business, small venture, or an individual, finan…
    - 11 Jan 17, 11:14pm -
  • Spread Betting is a Time-Efficient Way to Make Extra Money While Building Your Business

    Spread Betting is a Time-Efficient Way to Make Extra Money While Building Your Business

    Building a business is tough and time-consuming. There are lots of ways to do it, and no two businesses are just alike. But there are some common themes for almost every entrepreneur. For one, money is tight. You don’t have any extra money to spare…
    - 5 Sep 16, 10:04pm -
  • Three Skills that You Need to Be a Successful Forex Investor

    Three Skills that You Need to Be a Successful Forex Investor

    Forex can appear to change on a whim, a value rising or falling dramatically within an incredibly short timeframe. This appearance is erroneous. Forex is not a game of luck. The currency markets change due to thousands of intertwining external factor…
    - 26 Aug 16, 9:52am -
  • With some Luck, You Can Put Debt Where it Belongs: In the Past

    With some Luck, You Can Put Debt Where it Belongs: In the Past

    When it comes to serious budgeting and personal finance, luck is the last thing you want to rely on. Budgeting is all about prediction, you know, and luck is – by its nature – unpredictable. But sometimes it steps in, making things take a favorab…
    - 17 Aug 16, 10:25am -
  • Investing and Trading – Contrasting and Complimenting

    Investing and Trading – Contrasting and Complimenting

    Except for finance professionals in the investment world, most of the rest of us assume that investing and trading are one and the same thing. It is not rare to find someone using the two words interchangeably in a statement as if they are synonyms.…
    - 19 Jul 16, 11:58pm -

NASDAQ: Banking and Loans

  • Should Your Worry About Your Dormant Credit Cards?

    Should Your Worry About Your Dormant Credit Cards?

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. You may have forgotten about that old credit card sandwiched between…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 10:45am -
  • Why the Credit Bureaus May have Just Raised Your Score

    Why the Credit Bureaus May have Just Raised Your Score

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. This April, the three major credit reporting bureaus decided to enga…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 18, 10:44am -
  • How Many Credit Scores Do You Have?

    How Many Credit Scores Do You Have?

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Beyond your weight and age, the number that probably causes you a lo…
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:43am -
  • 5 Ways to Talk Money With Your Partner

    5 Ways to Talk Money With Your Partner

    By Katie Moore, CDFA Finances can be a difficult subject within your relationship or marriage. Statistics show that nearly  75% of Americans  feel stress over their finances. Add financial stress to the stress you may feel in your relationship…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 11:46am -
  • 5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Paying for College

    5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Paying for College

    College is an exciting time. You’re off on your own and starting a new journey. It’s the very beginning of building a great career. But too often, students find out that’s not exactly how things end up. They’ve already taken on thousands of d…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:37am -
  • Which Financial Documents You Should Save or Shred?

    Which Financial Documents You Should Save or Shred?

    By Peter Lang, AIF® Once tax season is over, people often start to wonder how many years of financial statements they need to save. There are some best practices for what to save and what to shred.  If you don’t own a shredder, buy one.…
    - 13 days ago, 9 May 18, 10:24am -
  • Millennials and Financial Success

    Millennials and Financial Success

    By Judy Hulsey Do you want your children to be able to successfully handle money and use monetary gifts and inheritances wisely? Have you considered how well-prepared they are for this? A study of the financial habits of those aged 23-35 rev…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 10:22am -
  • So You Paid Off Your Mortgage. Now What?

    So You Paid Off Your Mortgage. Now What?

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. You've submitted your final payment, checked your balance and read t…
    - 17 days ago, 5 May 18, 10:50am -
  • Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) Have a Mortgage in Retirement

    Why You Should (Or Shouldn't) Have a Mortgage in Retirement

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Living debt-free seems like the ideal financial scenario for retirem…
    - 18 days ago, 4 May 18, 10:54am -
  • 3 Mortgages to Finance Renovations for Your Fixer-Upper

    3 Mortgages to Finance Renovations for Your Fixer-Upper

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Most homebuyers hope they can afford their dream house. But given ho…
    - 21 days ago, 1 May 18, 10:15am -
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NASDAQ: Credit and Debt

  • Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

    Taking the Fun out of Tax Refunds

    By Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA For the majority of people, a tax refund is something they look forward to receiving. However, financial advisors do not celebrate the fact most people receive a tax refund, because it means they just…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 1:16pm -
  • Should Your Worry About Your Dormant Credit Cards?

    Should Your Worry About Your Dormant Credit Cards?

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. You may have forgotten about that old credit card sandwiched between…
    - 1 day ago, 21 May 18, 10:45am -
  • Why the Credit Bureaus May have Just Raised Your Score

    Why the Credit Bureaus May have Just Raised Your Score

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. This April, the three major credit reporting bureaus decided to enga…
    - 2 days ago, 20 May 18, 10:44am -
  • How Many Credit Scores Do You Have?

    How Many Credit Scores Do You Have?

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. Beyond your weight and age, the number that probably causes you a lo…
    - 3 days ago, 19 May 18, 10:43am -
  • Your Spending Habits Could Be Increasing Your Auto Insurance Rates

    Your Spending Habits Could Be Increasing Your Auto Insurance Rates

    This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. If you caused a three-car pile up last year or if your  teenager  …
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 2:47pm -
  • How to Raise Financially Savvy Children

    How to Raise Financially Savvy Children

    By Timothy Bock Good financial decision making starts in childhood and follows you through adolescence, college and into your adult life. Parents who teach their children the fundamentals of money management, budgeting and making prudent financia…
    - 4 days ago, 18 May 18, 11:49am -
  • Why I Gladly Spend Too Much Money on My Kids

    Why I Gladly Spend Too Much Money on My Kids

    (AleksandarNakic for Getty images) When I first quit my job to become a stay-at-home mom, I  budgeted down to the penny to make ends meet. Every cent of our income was accounted for and pre-allocated to “spending buckets.” I ran an incredibl…
    - 5 days ago, 17 May 18, 8:28am -
  • 5 Ways to Talk Money With Your Partner

    5 Ways to Talk Money With Your Partner

    By Katie Moore, CDFA Finances can be a difficult subject within your relationship or marriage. Statistics show that nearly  75% of Americans  feel stress over their finances. Add financial stress to the stress you may feel in your relationship…
    - 6 days ago, 16 May 18, 11:46am -
  • 5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Paying for College

    5 Things I Wish I'd Known Before Paying for College

    College is an exciting time. You’re off on your own and starting a new journey. It’s the very beginning of building a great career. But too often, students find out that’s not exactly how things end up. They’ve already taken on thousands of d…
    - 7 days ago, 15 May 18, 8:37am -
  • Millennials and Financial Success

    Millennials and Financial Success

    By Judy Hulsey Do you want your children to be able to successfully handle money and use monetary gifts and inheritances wisely? Have you considered how well-prepared they are for this? A study of the financial habits of those aged 23-35 rev…
    - 14 days ago, 8 May 18, 10:22am -

Nolo's Bankruptcy, Debt & Foreclosure

  • We’ve Moved!
    New posts from our bankruptcy, debt, and foreclosure experts are now located on Nolo’s blog at blog.nolo.com. Choose either “Bankruptcy & Debt” or “Foreclosure” from the right side of the page to see the latest posts in those areas.The pos…
    - 19 Feb 15, 2:00pm -
  • Nolo Author Leon Bayer to Be Featured on KALW’s Your Legal Rights
    Your lawyer won’t call you back?  Missed a deadline? Failed to appear in court?  Doesn’t seem to have the expertise to handle your case? Or maybe you just don’t agree with your lawyer’s advice? Find out your options if you are having troubl…
    - 20 Nov 14, 12:57pm -
  • Official Bankruptcy Forms Will Change on December 1, 2014

    Official Bankruptcy Forms Will Change on December 1, 2014

    The Judicial Conference Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure (how’s that for a mouthful) is responsible for revising and updating the official bankruptcy forms – those are the forms that you must use when you file for bankruptcy. In the p…
    - 19 Nov 14, 3:54pm -
  • Ocwen Caught Backdating Mortgage Letters

    Ocwen Caught Backdating Mortgage Letters

    According to a recent review of Ocwen Financial Corporation, a major mortgage servicer, by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), Ocwen may have backdated thousands of letters it sent to borrowers who were trying to save their homes fro…
    - 3 Nov 14, 2:40pm -
  • Tips for Getting a Great Reaffirmation Agreement in Bankruptcy
    Would you like to negotiate a reaffirmation agreement in Chapter 7 bankruptcy so you can keep secured personal property for less? Below are my tips for getting a great deal when reaffirming car loans and debts for jewelry, furniture, major appliances…
    - 3 Nov 14, 2:12pm -
  • Bankruptcy Means Test Median Income Figures to Change on November 1
    The United States Census Bureau recently published new statistics on the median income for individuals and families in each of the 50 states, plus the District of Columbia.  On November 1, 2014, the median income numbers that you must use when filin…
    - 30 Oct 14, 2:27pm -
  • Will I Lose Everything I Bought With Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

    Will I Lose Everything I Bought With Credit Cards If I File for Bankruptcy?

    ASK LEON  Bankruptcy expert Leon Bayer answers real-life questions. Dear Leon,  I am getting ready to file bankruptcy. What happens to all the stuff I bought using my credit cards? Every single thing I own was bought during the past ten years using…
    - 29 Oct 14, 5:11pm -
  • Help! I Got Notice That an Old Judgment Has Been Renewed

    Help! I Got Notice That an Old Judgment Has Been Renewed

    ASK LEON  Bankruptcy expert Leon Bayer answers real-life questions. Dear Leon,  About five years ago I moved to Nebraska from California. I just got a notice in the mail that a judgment obtained against me about 20 years ago has been renewed. It p…
    - 15 Oct 14, 12:26pm -
  • Forgive us our debts…and give us discounted lawyer fees, too.
    ASK LEON  Bankruptcy expert Leon Bayer answers real-life questions. Dear Leon, I want to file bankruptcy. My case is simple. I’m in my 20’s, I make next to nothing, and I own next to nothing. My debts are less than $15,000 on mostly old credit c…
    - 12 Sep 14, 2:51pm -
  • Fake Arrest Warrant for Unpaid Debt

    Fake Arrest Warrant for Unpaid Debt

    ASK LEON  Bankruptcy expert Leon Bayer answers real-life questions. Dear Leon: I just received an arrest warrant for an unpaid debt. I had no idea I could be arrested for something like this.  I am scared. What should I do? Here is a copy of what I…
    - 29 Aug 14, 10:26am -
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