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  • newWhat You Didn’t Know About Credit.com

    What You Didn’t Know About Credit.com

    We’re sure you know this by now, but Credit.com is known for providing users with two of their free credit scores, updated every 14 days. This also includes your Credit Report Card, which is a summary of your credit report. Aside from that, Credit.…
    - 6 hours ago, 15 Nov 18, 6:00am -
  • 4 Credit Cards to Help You with Your Small Business

    4 Credit Cards to Help You with Your Small Business

    [DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Are you an entrepreneur? Have you always dreamed of starting your own small business but aren’t sure what to do? Or maybe you’re already successful looking for more resources to continue…
    - 1 day ago, 14 Nov 18, 6:00am -
  • 3 Credit Cards for Black Friday

    3 Credit Cards for Black Friday

    With the holidays coming up, America is looking forward to a giant coma-inducing turkey dinner and football. Not to mention, what comes after – Black Friday. The sales that stores are having are getting consumers excited about holiday gift shopping…
    - 3 days ago, 12 Nov 18, 6:00am -
  • Credit Cards with Awesome Sign-up Bonuses

    Credit Cards with Awesome Sign-up Bonuses

    [DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] It’s no secret that credit card companies try to lure potential customers with sweet sign-up bonuses. After all, that’s part of a new credit card’s appeal, right? With so many types of…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 6:00am -
  • 10 Credit Cards for Online Shopping

    10 Credit Cards for Online Shopping

    [DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Article originally published October 26th, 2017. Updated November 8th, 2018. We found credit cards that pay you to do what you love—shop online. No, but really, if you’re already spendin…
    - 8 days ago, 8 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • Are Students Getting Fed Up with the Cost of College?

    Are Students Getting Fed Up with the Cost of College?

    As the school season is kicking off, new research has come to light showing that there is a growing number of students in colleges that are reviewing their decision to get a bachelor’s degree. Today, college tuition is the highest it has ever been.…
    - 10 days ago, 5 Nov 18, 12:11pm -
  • Financial Scams That Target the Elderly and How to Prevent Them

    Financial Scams That Target the Elderly and How to Prevent Them

    A 2015 study found that older adults lose more than $36 billion every year to financial scams. Unfortunately, con artists see the elderly population as an easy and vulnerable target. The American Securities Administrators Association’s President, M…
    - 13 days ago, 2 Nov 18, 10:05am -
  • Does Google Have Access to Your Offline Purchases?

    Does Google Have Access to Your Offline Purchases?

    Over the course of the last year, some Google advertisers were granted access to a new and very effective tool for tracking the conversion rates of adverts. Instead of measuring conversion in terms of clicks, conversions were measured in terms of sal…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Nov 18, 12:00am -
  • What Is the Average Used Car Loan Rate?

    What Is the Average Used Car Loan Rate?

    Article originally published July 13th, 2016. Updated October 30th, 2018. More people are opting to lease their new set of wheels instead of purchasing them, according to Q2 2018 data from Experian. The number of auto loans grew to an all-time high…
    - 17 days ago, 30 Oct 18, 12:01am -
  • How Often Does Your Credit Report Change?

    How Often Does Your Credit Report Change?

    Article originally published August 29th, 2012. Updated October 29th, 2018.  The emails usually come in the form of a slightly panicked plea, often from individuals who have just used Credit.com’s Free Credit Report Card for the first time. They…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Oct 18, 6:00am -

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  • 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…
    - 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

  • Alibaba (BABA) And The Global Payments Landscape

    Alibaba (BABA) And The Global Payments Landscape

    maybefalse for Getty images Whatever the reason may be - a whopping valuation, speculations on its initial public offerings, global expansion, active userbase or strong revenue, Ant Financial (originally Alipay) is always in news. Here’s a look…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 1:39pm -
  • Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize

    Small Businesses Need Their Bankers More Than They Realize

    It’s easy to see why entrepreneurs are bonding with alternative lenders. What’s not so easy to see is why they’re leaving bankers out of the loop. However, with renewed trust in each other, both institutions are finding mutual benefits. What’…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 3:52pm -
  • The Reason Your Credit Card Interest Rate Keeps Going Up This Year

    The Reason Your Credit Card Interest Rate Keeps Going Up This Year

    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 have a credit card (or three) in your wallet, there's a g…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:19am -
  • Paypal Customers Can Now Deposit and Withdraw Money at Walmart Stores

    Paypal Customers Can Now Deposit and Withdraw Money at Walmart Stores

    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. Thanks to a partnership between PayPal and Walmart, unbanked familie…
    - 34 days ago, 12 Oct 18, 1:23pm -
  • Most Americans Remain Unaware of This Debt-Erasing Credit Card Trick: Report

    Most Americans Remain Unaware of This Debt-Erasing Credit Card Trick: Report

    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. Credit cards unlock for many a life of financial freedom and conveni…
    - 39 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 11:21am -
  • Parents Are Skipping Out on Student Financial Aid for the Most Surprising Reason

    Parents Are Skipping Out on Student Financial Aid for the Most Surprising Reason

    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. More than half of parents with college-bound kids are leaving potent…
    - 46 days ago, 30 Sep 18, 10:07am -
  • 4 Steps Toward Buying Your First Home

    4 Steps Toward Buying Your First Home

    By Katie Moore, CDFA Buying your first home is probably one of the biggest assets you’ll ever purchase and one of the largest debts you’ll ever carry, so it is crucial to approach the home-buying process in the most prepared way possible. Th…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 10:26am -
  • Your Credit Score Is (Probably) Higher Than Ever: Report

    Your Credit Score Is (Probably) Higher Than Ever: Report

    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. While Americans may not feel thrilled about sluggish wage growth…
    - 48 days ago, 28 Sep 18, 10:02am -
  • 4 Tips To Keep Personal And Business Finances Separate

    4 Tips To Keep Personal And Business Finances Separate

    Shutterstock photo If you haven’t separated your business finances from your  personal finances  yet, you’ll want to move that up to the top of your list. Keeping personal and business finances separate can help you stay organized and provi…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 10:37am -
  • Financial Conversations to Have Prior to Marriage

    Financial Conversations to Have Prior to Marriage

    By Levi Sanchez, CFP® Marriage is a celebratory time that brings two people and their families together, but it also brings together two separate financial outlooks, backgrounds and priorities, and it is important to be prepared for this majo…
    - 50 days ago, 26 Sep 18, 10:25am -
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NASDAQ: Credit and Debt

  • The US Cost of Living Is Rising -- And Many Americans Can't Afford It

    The US Cost of Living Is Rising -- And Many Americans Can't Afford It

    On the surface, things are going well in America. The unemployment rate — at 3.7 percent — is at  its lowest level in decades . Annual wage growth recently hit a nine-year high. And the latest figures from the Commerce Department show that the U…
    - 2 days ago, 13 Nov 18, 8:32am -
  • Consumer Credit Increasing At A Much Faster Rate Than Retail Sales

    Consumer Credit Increasing At A Much Faster Rate Than Retail Sales

    The Federal Reserve says the pace of consumer credit growth slowed in September. Yet the pace of growth of consumer credit has been growing nearly double the pace of retail sales growth. Consumer credit does not include include mortgages. It do…
    - 6 days ago, 9 Nov 18, 12:32pm -
  • Why I'm Terrified of Retiring -- Even Though I Can

    Why I'm Terrified of Retiring -- Even Though I Can

    My retirement story starts long ago, when I was a child. At least, that’s when my habits were formed. I was raised by parents who came into their own after the Great Depression, and they were cost-conscious. Some might even call them cheap. Phone m…
    - 9 days ago, 6 Nov 18, 8:37am -
  • How We Paid Off $200,000 in Student Debt in Two Years

    How We Paid Off $200,000 in Student Debt in Two Years

    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. By the time Amber Masters and her now-husband, Danny, finished grad…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Oct 18, 11:13am -
  • What I'm Doing Now to Ensure a Cushy Retirement

    What I'm Doing Now to Ensure a Cushy Retirement

    According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, adults ages 65 and older spend on average about $46,000 a year. This means that even if you are only retired for 10 years, you would need nearly half a million dollars to live comfortably. This news…
    - 23 days ago, 23 Oct 18, 8:47am -
  • Should Investors Worry About the Massive Deficit and Debt?

    Should Investors Worry About the Massive Deficit and Debt?

    iStock photo College and NFL teams have been playing for a while, but for politicians, football season began last week with the release of the budget results for fiscal year 2018 . It is impossible to play football without an object to kick and t…
    - 24 days ago, 22 Oct 18, 11:09am -
  • Generational Wealth: Why do 70% of Families Lose Their Wealth in the 2nd Generation?

    Generational Wealth: Why do 70% of Families Lose Their Wealth in the 2nd Generation?

    Generational wealth is an aspect of financial planning that is geared toward passing down stable, significant financial resources to future generations. But can anyone really teach wealth? If all it took was knowledge to become wealthy, then most bus…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Oct 18, 10:23am -
  • The Reason Your Credit Card Interest Rate Keeps Going Up This Year

    The Reason Your Credit Card Interest Rate Keeps Going Up This Year

    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 have a credit card (or three) in your wallet, there's a g…
    - 31 days ago, 15 Oct 18, 10:19am -
  • 'Rising Inequality' Could Impact America's AAA Credit Rating

    'Rising Inequality' Could Impact America's AAA Credit Rating

    Shutterstock photo Credit-analysis firm  Moody’s Investors Service  is sounding the alarm bells over “rising inequality” as the gap widens between America’s rich and poor, potentially threatening the country’s AAA rating. So much for…
    - 35 days ago, 11 Oct 18, 8:28am -
  • Most Americans Remain Unaware of This Debt-Erasing Credit Card Trick: Report

    Most Americans Remain Unaware of This Debt-Erasing Credit Card Trick: Report

    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. Credit cards unlock for many a life of financial freedom and conveni…
    - 39 days ago, 7 Oct 18, 11:21am -

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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