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Six Signs You May Have Too Much Debt

(5) Comments | Posted March 5, 2012 | 11:16 AM

We all carry some form of debt. Whether it be a mortgage, car note or student loans. Where you may run into trouble is when your debt starts to overwhelm and this can happen long before the bill collectors start calling.

Here are few signs that you may be carrying...

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Creating a Financial Back-up Plan

(0) Comments | Posted September 9, 2011 | 9:45 AM

Setting up an emergency fund, while necessary, is not easy. Here are a few practical tips for getting started:

  1. Make sure that your tax forms are filled out correctly: Often times, people think they are supposed to get a big tax refund each year. Actually, what a large tax refund...
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Creating a Financial Back-up Plan

(6) Comments | Posted August 8, 2011 | 11:37 AM

In this uncertain economy, it is important now more than ever to have a financial nest egg. Without a financial back-up plan, a large number of families are one incident away from collapse. It could be something as simple as new tires for the car, to a major health crisis....

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Will Economic Setbacks Lead to a Political Back Lash in 2012?

(2) Comments | Posted August 4, 2011 | 9:00 AM

African-Americans and Hispanics have been hit hardest by the economic downturn. Hispanics have seen a 66 percent drop in personal wealth, and African-Americans have seen a 53 percent decline in personal wealth since 2005.

The recession has afflicted these groups with two large blows from...

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