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How I Paid Off $117K Of Student Loans

Credit.com | Posted 07.25.2014 | College
Credit.com

When Richard Kline graduated from law school in 2003, he had $117,000 in debt and jobs in the legal field were scarce, so he took a job as a mortgage loan officer. Despite his hard work and a housing market that was just starting to boom, he was barely making a dent in his balances.

Learn to Recognize Mortgage Relief Scams

Terrell McSweeny | Posted 07.24.2014 | Money
Terrell McSweeny

If you are having difficulty making your mortgage payments or possibly facing foreclosure on your home, you're not alone. And unfortunately, there are some opportunists who know it and may try to take advantage of you.

Can I Live Without Credit?

Credit Karma | Posted 07.15.2014 | Money
Credit Karma

Living without credit is possible. Is it advisable though? Is it accomplishable without frustrating limitations? Those are different questions.

World Bank Environmental Safeguards In Need Of Updating

Reuters | Anna Yukhananov | Posted 07.15.2014 | Green

WASHINGTON, July 15 (Reuters) - The World Bank has systemic defects in its procedures to ensure that people and the environment are not harmed in de...

Part 2 'The Main Street Plan' -- How the Federal Reserve Can Put America Back to Work

Tom Pappalardo | Posted 07.30.2014 | Business
Tom Pappalardo

American capitalism is fully functional only when there is full employment. Any restriction to this primary and mandatory factor to our economy, lessens our stability as a country and is an overt danger to every American.

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.

Financial Parasites Are Still With Us, But Hopefully Not for Long

John Harrington | Posted 07.27.2014 | Business
John Harrington

Almost four years ago, I wrote about a new non-profit check cashing and payday lender that opened in the Fruitvale area of Oakland, California in the ...

Financial Aid Doesn't Always Mean Free

Alexandra Rice | Posted 07.01.2014 | College
Alexandra Rice

The term encapsulates two types of aid: One that is free (grants and scholarships) and one that has to be paid back (loans).

6 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Bought My First Home

Michael Corbett | Posted 06.16.2014 | HuffPost Home
Michael Corbett

As a general rule, it's wise to take 20 percent less than what the bank will lend you.

Top 3 Reasons Banks Say No To Loan Applications From Great Businesses

Gary Groff | Posted 06.11.2014 | Small Business
Gary Groff

if your application sends up major red flags, the banks you apply to are likely to say no, even if they agree that your business has great potential. Many factors go into assessing credit risk, but the top three leading to turn-downs are ...

The Increasing Costs Of Having A Bad Credit Score

CreditSesame.com | Posted 05.26.2014 | Money
CreditSesame.com

There's simply no getting around it. Poor credit scores make life more expensive.

4 Types Of Loans Every Business Owner Should Understand

Posted 07.07.2014 | Small Business

The ability to access capital is important for many growing small businesses, whether one is looking to invest in infrastructure, increase inventory, ...

Neither Sanctions Nor Loans Will Solve the Crimean Occupation

Elena Ulansky | Posted 05.05.2014 | Politics
Elena Ulansky

At the moment it appears that whether unlawful or not the occupation of Crimea will not end because of military or economic sanctions by the EU and the United States. Loans will prevent the collapse of Ukraine.

Why Fix Something Not Broken?

Karen Hinton | Posted 04.08.2014 | Business
Karen Hinton

Young families, military families and low-income people who may not make six digits but have good credit are, for all practical purposes, blocked from owning a home by requirements for high credit scores and down-payments.

Too Close for Comfort: One Family-Managed Group of For-Profit Colleges' Curious Relationship With Preferred Lender

Kyle McCarthy | Posted 04.07.2014 | Business
Kyle McCarthy

For the past few years, Globe Education Network schools have faced intense scrutiny for, among other things, their high price tag, poor graduation rates, leaving students deep in debt, and even consumer fraud.

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.

FundWell - Kiva Zip's New Referral Partner

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.20.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

This blog post was written with the help of Chinwe Onyeagoro, Co-Founder & CEO of FundWell. Kiva Zip, a pilot program run by non-profit Kiva.org, pro...

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.

My Top 5 New Year's Credit Goals

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 03.17.2014 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

A new year feels like a new beginning, and the tradition of making resolutions solidifies that notion. Adopt these three resolutions to control your financial stress, and make 2014 the year of swollen saving accounts!

Kiva Zip Gains Momentum in Los Angeles

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.12.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Matt Bastone, Kiva Fellow E. 1st St. Bridge, Los Angeles Kiva Zip is an innovative pilot program created by Kiva that uses mobile and electronic...

Join One Small School in Changing the World

Kiva Zip | Posted 03.08.2014 | Impact
Kiva Zip

By Dave Smith, 7th Grade Social Studies Teacher, Garden Spot Middle School, New Holland, PA In January of 2009 the "One Million Dollar Team" on Kiva....

Iran: Nuclear Energy for War or Peace? A Renewable Suggestion

Mitchell J. Rabin | Posted 03.07.2014 | Politics
Mitchell J. Rabin

One of the many serious issues the planet faces is whether or not Iran's nuclear program is to develop weapons or to be able to turn on a switch for l...

How to Turn the Payday Lending Anchor Into a Lifeline

Debbie Matz | Posted 03.08.2014 | Business
Debbie Matz

To see a television advertisement for a business offering payday loans is to see payday loans advertised as a lifeline: a way for a financially strapped family to cover an unexpected expense. But that's not actually how most payday loans are used.

Happy New FAFSA Year!

Terry Savage | Posted 03.01.2014 | Money
Terry Savage

Start off the New Year right. Forget making resolutions you know you will break. If you're a college student -- or the parent of a high school senior, or college student -- New Year's Day is about more than bowl games.

Are You Prepared to Face the FAFSA?

Jodi Okun | Posted 02.11.2014 | Parents
Jodi Okun

Next up is taking a serious look at the financial end of your child's higher education. Regardless of your income, you will need to determine whether or not you can afford to send your child to each individual college.