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  • Piggybacking May Not be a Solution to Credit Problems
    Industry analysts are saying that a practice known as piggybacking may not be the best solution for individuals with credit problems. Media reports indicate piggybacking - or becoming an authorized user on someone else’s credit card - has become a popular Internet practice. Once an individual pays a set fee, he or she can be authorized [...]
    [April 30th, 2007]
  • When a New Home is the Best Financial Option
    Owning a home remains the quintessential American dream. However, given the fluctuations within the housing market, you may wonder whether buying a house would be the best option in your particular case. Before you actually purchase a new home, there are a few key things you should consider. One of the most important considerations is whether [...]
    [April 26th, 2007]
  • Interest Rates Could Rise Amidst Inflation Fears
    Evidence is mounting that interest rates could rise in the next year in an effort to hold down inflation. Officials at the Federal Reserve insist that inflation is still the greatest threat to the U.S. economy, although they are also worried about the possibility of an economic slowdown. As a result, many investors now believe that [...]
    [April 26th, 2007]
  • Much Needed Debt Relief for Students
    If you are trying to pursue your education beyond high school, you’re probably well aware of the tremendous bills associated with a college education. In order to avoid falling into a debt trap you’ll have trouble getting out of, consider following these helpful financial tips: If you’re a homeowner, consider refinancing your house or obtaining a [...]
    [April 24th, 2007]
  • New Home Sales Take a Tumble
    The U.S. housing market may be suffering a slowdown, judging from the latest statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Housing and Urban Development. The figures show that sales of new one-family houses in February were 3.9 percent below the revised January rate and 18.3 percent below the February, 2006 estimate. Sales of new [...]
    [April 22nd, 2007]
  • Federal Government Offers Insight Into Consumer Debt
    A study by the Government Accountability Office has offered new insight into the debt load facing many U.S. credit card-holders. The report, along with information gleaned from hearings conducted by the U.S. Senate, indicate that consumers are facing debts much greater than the amounts that they initially charged. While the news may hardly be surprising - [...]
    [April 22nd, 2007]
  • Debt Management You Can Live With
    After so many years of living beyond your means, you’ve decided to face up to the reality that your spending is out of control. Still, you might be uncertain about which debt management techniques will work best in your particular case. Fortunately, you may be able to find some much-needed relief through a debt consolidation loan. [...]
    [April 13th, 2007]
  • You Can Manage Your Credit Card Debt Today!
    Using plastic to pay for your purchases can be incredibly tempting. But once you receive your monthly credit card statement, you may experience a case of sticker shock. If you have more than one credit card, paying your credit bills each month can be particularly trying. If you find you are paying the monthly minimum payment [...]
    [April 12th, 2007]
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