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Mine! Mine! Mine! Keeping Your Business Monies Straight

Mark Steber | Posted 09.08.2014 | Business
Mark Steber

Ever feel like you are part of that scene from a movie where the seagulls are fighting over a crab only it's your money and you are trying to keep a scrap of it? Here are some strategies to help you keep what is yours and ensure what you have collected for others is handled properly.

What To Do When Bank Loans Aren't An Option

Paul Aitken | Posted 07.30.2014 | Money
Paul Aitken

This new financial alternative allows individuals to borrow from $1,000 up to $2 million in just a few hours. The process is safe, fast, respectable, private -- and very dependable.

What the New Mortgage Rules Mean for Borrowers

realtor.com | Posted 03.31.2014 | HuffPost Home
realtor.com

Whether you're refinancing your home loan or planning to buy a home in 2014, you'll be among the first consumers to apply for a mortgage under new rules.

New Rules Could Change Your Jumbo Mortgage Options

realtor.com | Posted 03.23.2014 | Money
realtor.com

Jumbo loans - high dollar loans typically starting at $417,000 in most areas or as high as $625,501 in higher-cost markets - will see a lot of changes in 2014.

Debt Denial: Stealing from Our Kids

Munir Moon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Munir Moon

Our leaders like to call their strategy borrowing, but it is really tantamount to stealing -- from our children, worse yet. Why? Because we have no plans to pay the debt.

Until Subnational Debt Do Us Part

Otaviano Canuto | Posted 06.15.2013 | World
Otaviano Canuto

The subnational debt market in some developing countries has been going through a notable transformation. Private capital is emerging to play an important role and subnational bonds increasingly competing with traditional bank loans.

Catherine New

Dollar-Stretching Gets New Workout As Fiscal Cliff Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 10.11.2012 | Money

Kids don't understand adult phrases like "fiscal cliff." What they understand is that mom says no extra milk on the cereal or no second helpings of me...

Amazon To Offer Loans

Reuters | Alistair Barr | Posted 09.29.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is launching a new business offering loans to some of its online sellers, a move that could boost the growth of its Interne...

Household Wealth Takes Massive Hit

Reuters | Posted 11.20.2012 | Money

* Household borrowing rises at fastest clip since 2008 * Increase in household debt first in more than year * Wealth fal...

Small Business Lending Falls In June

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Small Business

(Reuters) - Lending to small businesses fell in June to the lowest level since October, a report showed on Wednesday, suggesting the economy's recent ...

Catherine New

Poor Turn To Payday Loans To Pay Bills

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.18.2012 | Business

The poorest Americans are stringing together multiple high-interest loans each year just to keep the lights on and food on the table, according to a n...

Catherine New

Americans Borrowing More To Pay For Essentials

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 07.11.2012 | Money

College student Simone Bernstein, 20, is using her credit cards to cover her living expenses this summer. She chalks up the debt to an opportunity cos...

How Rate Setting In London Affects Your Wallet

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 07.03.2012 | Money

In the world of interconnected global finance, when a trader in London uncorks a bottle of Bollinger champagne to celebrate a rate change, there is a ...

Borrowing for College -- The Ultimate Parent Trap

Pamela Yellen | Posted 08.26.2012 | College
Pamela Yellen

Is it students pinching pennies and eating more ramen, moving home after college and postponing marriage? Or should parents keep shortchanging their own retirement to give their kids a leg up? Neither.

Credit Scores Are Confusing Enough. Now This

The Huffington Post | Catherine New | Posted 05.11.2012 | Money

Trying to explain how a credit score is actually calculated is like explaining why the sky is blue to a 4-year-old. Impossible. And the credit in...

We're Back To Our Pre-Recession Habits

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ | Posted 06.06.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans took out more loans to buy cars and attend school in February but used their credit cards less frequently for the second ...

Fed: You're Wealthier, Even If You Can't Tell

AP | DEREK KRAVITZ and DAVE CARPENTER | Posted 05.09.2012 | Money

WASHINGTON — Americans are climbing further out of the hole they sank into during the Great Recession. A stock rally at the end of 2011 helped ...

Small Business Borrowing Jumps

Reuters | Posted 03.01.2012 | Small Business

(By Ann Saphir - Reuters) - Borrowing by U.S. small businesses rose in January, another sign that recent stronger economic data may be more durable th...

Top Signs Your Business Should Borrow

Brian Hamilton | Posted 04.29.2012 | Small Business
Brian Hamilton

There are times when it is good to borrow money, but those times are limited. So how do you know when you truly need to borrow for your business? The answer is not always obvious.

Mark Gongloff

Consumer Borrowing Spree May Not Be Healthiest Economic Sign

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Consumer credit posted a second straight eye-popping monthly gain in December, according to a new Fed report, which some are taking as a sign of a new...

Catherine New

Unemployment Will Stay Above 8 Percent For 2012, Fed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Memo to those who are out of work: Don't get your hopes up this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the central bank di...

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Big Banks' Latest Problem? They're Sitting On Too Much Cash

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.25.2011 | Business

The economy is only barely growing, making some consumers and businesses skittish about taking out loans and with banks not lending that money out, it...

The U.S. Debt Ceiling: The How, Why and What Could Happen?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 09.26.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Mirroring issues in the EU, a problem of debt cannot be solved by yet more debt. With the threat of a downgrade looming, any rise in interest rates could make the situation worse, hitting the tax payer and U.S. exporters.

Beyond A Default: Catastrophic Calculations

The Washington Post | Ezra Klein | Posted 09.15.2011 | Business

It’s easy to understand why the government will have more trouble borrowing if it fails to pay its debts. It’s a bit harder to see why ordinary Am...