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  • How Much Will One Late Payment Hurt Your Credit Scores?

    How Much Will One Late Payment Hurt Your Credit Scores?

    Article Updated July 13, 2018 You open your statement and discover you’re late on your credit card payment. Or you get a call from a collection agency about a medical bill you forgot to pay. Or you check your credit reports and discover a late pa…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 12:01am -
  • The Money Advice College Grads Never Get

    The Money Advice College Grads Never Get

    Recent college graduates get a lot of advice from a lot of directions. Mom, Dad, school friends, crazy Uncle Harry, the Internet, Instagram. Get a job, take a European vacation, don’t buy a car, move somewhere new, buy a professional wardrobe, go t…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • Budgeting for Your First Summer After Graduation

    Budgeting for Your First Summer After Graduation

    Without the college experience you once took for granted — dorms, prepaid meals, parental bailouts, etc. — recent graduates are left to brave the tightrope of financial responsibility without a safety net. Post-grad life is as liberating as it is…
    - 6 days ago, 10 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • 5 Steps to Protect Your Digital Identity in The Age of Breaches

    5 Steps to Protect Your Digital Identity in The Age of Breaches

    The record number of data breaches in 2017 (1,579 publicly-reported breaches to be exact) and the sensitivity of the data stolen (especially social security numbers and passwords) have led many to wonder how to protect themselves. Since I work in the…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • 10 Tips to Manage Your Finances While You Job Hunt

    10 Tips to Manage Your Finances While You Job Hunt

    Nothing says adulting quite like hunting for your first post college job. Taking steps to embark on what should, by all indications, be an epic career journey, is equal parts exhilarating and terrifying. While there are a litany of resources availabl…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 7:00am -
  • 5 Steps for Getting a Car Loan

    5 Steps for Getting a Car Loan

    This Article was Updated July 5, 2018 When you are looking to buy a vehicle, the first thing you should do is apply for a preapproved loan. The loan process can seem daunting, but it’s easier than you think and getting preapproval prior to going to…
    - 11 days ago, 5 Jul 18, 12:01am -
  • 5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

    5 Little-Known Ways to Get Your Student Loans Forgiven

    Article Updated July 3, 2018 If you feel burdened under the weight of student loan debt, we have some good news: you may be able to get those student loans forgiven. In 2017, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released a report estimating t…
    - 13 days ago, 3 Jul 18, 12:01am -
  • What Does Charged Off Mean?

    What Does Charged Off Mean?

    Article Updated by June 29, 2018 Finding the words charged off on your credit report isn’t good news. It can be scary and confusing when you don’t understand what it means or how it happened. The name itself isn’t helpful either. People often…
    - 17 days ago, 29 Jun 18, 12:01am -
  • How College Students Can Save Their Summer Income

    How College Students Can Save Their Summer Income

    College students often work summer jobs to gain experience and save up cash for when they return to school. But it can be difficult to build up enough savings for the school year in three months, especially if you don’t make a lot of money. To maxi…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 7:00am -
  • How to Prepare Financially for Empty Nest Syndrome

    How to Prepare Financially for Empty Nest Syndrome

    There comes a time in every parent’s life where they must bid their children goodbye, at least in the sense of sharing a household. Whether children go off to college out of state, simply move into their own homes, or even decide to move in with fr…
    - 20 days ago, 26 Jun 18, 9:00am -

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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

  • How I Use Fear to Make Positive Financial Decisions

    How I Use Fear to Make Positive Financial Decisions

    We are not always aware of our feelings around money or how we react to money decisions. Our responses come from the  messages we have internalized over the years , as well as our experiences growing up. They are ingrained in us. For many of us, th…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 8:39am -
  • 4 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid

    4 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid

    By Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA When we talk about personal finance it’s usually more about what you should be doing now, but too often the mistake has already been made. Many people regret what they didn't know when they were younge…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 2:06pm -
  • Tips for Implementing a Budget

    Tips for Implementing a Budget

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® If you've never implemented a budget before, it can be an intimidating endeavor. Although many people find that living by a budget is a satisfying experience (even if challenging), creating one and committing to it i…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 10:45am -
  • Think Twice About Withdrawing from Your IRA

    Think Twice About Withdrawing from Your IRA

    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 people don't plan to remove money from their retirement funds b…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 10:03am -
  • CLO Investing For Late-Cycle Income

    CLO Investing For Late-Cycle Income

    At the latter stages of business and capital markets cycles, it is rare to find many asset classes or strategies with attractive, safe yields. The current business cycle is the second longest in U.S. history, while the current equity bull market that…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 11:40am -
  • Banks Are Spending Billions On Artificial Intelligence

    Banks Are Spending Billions On Artificial Intelligence

    With banks under massive pressure to slash costs associated with the production of research on stocks and bonds in Europe, it’s artificial intelligence (AI) to the rescue, with Germany’s $525-billion Commerzbank leading the way with a new content…
    - 18 days ago, 28 Jun 18, 8:36am -
  • This Payments Giant Just Teamed Up With Mastercard

    This Payments Giant Just Teamed Up With Mastercard

    PayPal is on yet another tear: It just tied the knot with Google, and now it’s launching the Venmo credit card, so investors should be eyeing another generous revenue stream soon enough. PayPal-owned, peer-to-peer (P2P) payments app Venmo, has …
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 8:21am -
  • My Credit Card Was a Major Money Leak; Learn How I Stopped Drowning

    My Credit Card Was a Major Money Leak; Learn How I Stopped Drowning

    As an advocate for debt-free living, you might guess that I would be totally against credit cards. You would be correct — I am. But only  if you can’t use one responsibly . For people who can’t handle a credit card, it can become a major mone…
    - 26 days ago, 20 Jun 18, 8:52am -
  • The 3 Biggest Financial Mistakes I Made in My 20s

    The 3 Biggest Financial Mistakes I Made in My 20s

    When I was 18 years old, I knew nothing about personal finance. I wanted to go to college, and I erroneously assumed that  student loans were the only option . I finished my degree with $40,000 in debt. As I’ve gotten older, I’ve tried to make…
    - 27 days ago, 19 Jun 18, 8:47am -
  • Era of Cryptocurrency: Do We Still Need Banks?

    Era of Cryptocurrency: Do We Still Need Banks?

    We’ve reached a point in conversations around making this time the era of  cryptocurrency . It’s beginning to feel natural to think that crypto could one day replace standard currency. But, what if it could overthrow our entire financial system,…
    - 28 days ago, 18 Jun 18, 9:55am -
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NASDAQ: Credit and Debt

  • Mom Stole My Identity

    Mom Stole My Identity

    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. When parents say they would do anything for their children, financia…
    - 2 days ago, 14 Jul 18, 10:44am -
  • What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Credit Card Bills?

    What Happens If I Don’t Pay My Credit Card Bills?

    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. Life's filled with a lot of terrible, soul-sucking tasks, such as ro…
    - 3 days ago, 13 Jul 18, 10:43am -
  • How I Use Fear to Make Positive Financial Decisions

    How I Use Fear to Make Positive Financial Decisions

    We are not always aware of our feelings around money or how we react to money decisions. Our responses come from the  messages we have internalized over the years , as well as our experiences growing up. They are ingrained in us. For many of us, th…
    - 4 days ago, 12 Jul 18, 8:39am -
  • 5 Financial Planning Steps for New Parents

    5 Financial Planning Steps for New Parents

    By Ryan Repko Being a new parent is an exciting time. It can feel like every day is a completely unique, overwhelming and emotional rollercoaster ride. One thing that you’re bound to notice is that your new bundle of joy, as amazing as they are,…
    - 5 days ago, 11 Jul 18, 10:05am -
  • 4 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid

    4 Common Money Mistakes to Avoid

    By Douglas A. Boneparth, CFP®, AIF®, MBA When we talk about personal finance it’s usually more about what you should be doing now, but too often the mistake has already been made. Many people regret what they didn't know when they were younge…
    - 7 days ago, 9 Jul 18, 2:06pm -
  • Travel Snag? Your Credit Card Could Help

    Travel Snag? Your Credit Card Could Help

    If you run into travel problems get sick or have an accident while you re on vacation this summer look up your credit card s benefits Its perks may include travel insurance for certain incidents on trips that you book with the card If you run into tr…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 2:49pm -
  • Tips for Implementing a Budget

    Tips for Implementing a Budget

    By Micah Porter, CFA, CFP® If you've never implemented a budget before, it can be an intimidating endeavor. Although many people find that living by a budget is a satisfying experience (even if challenging), creating one and committing to it i…
    - 10 days ago, 6 Jul 18, 10:45am -
  • Think Twice About Withdrawing from Your IRA

    Think Twice About Withdrawing from Your IRA

    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 people don't plan to remove money from their retirement funds b…
    - 14 days ago, 2 Jul 18, 10:03am -
  • Baby Boomers Are Ready to Retire; Their Debt Isn't

    Baby Boomers Are Ready to Retire; Their Debt Isn't

    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. Two or three decades ago, it was a foregone conclusion that people w…
    - 15 days ago, 1 Jul 18, 10:01am -
  • 12 Expenses Successful People Don't Waste Time or Money On

    12 Expenses Successful People Don't Waste Time or Money On

    People have struck it rich by launching social media startups, inspiring wildly successful crowdfunding campaigns and writing wizard-themed best-selling books. But, most successful people have far more boring backstories of accumulating wealth throug…
    - 19 days ago, 27 Jun 18, 8:26am -

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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