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How to Avoid Debt Problems
Published on 12/20/2020

Recognizing the value of money and finding ways to avoid debt problems before they happen has never been more critical. The best debt advice has always been that prevention is better than any cure. After all, debt interest is a lot higher than savings rates ever will be.

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New Extended Home Buyer Tax Credit for 2009-10: Incentive for Both Potential and Current House Owners
Published on 12/20/2020

Christmas came early for realtors and home builders this year as Congress approved an extension on the home buyer tax credit which now includes a tax credit for existing home owners who are looking to sell and purchase a different home. Between November 7, 2009 and April 30, 2010, qualified home buyers can receive a tax credit of up to $8,000 on their home purchase.

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How to Find High Yield CD Rates
Published on 12/20/2020

Investing in certificates of deposit (CDs) is viewed by many as a low risk investment strategy. These savings products traditionally allow the individual access to higher interest rates than regular deposit accounts. But not all products are equal, and using online comparison sites could be a quick and easy way of finding the best CD rates.

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Bankruptcy Assistance: Find a Chapter 7 Bankruptcy Attorney
Published on 12/20/2020

If you are planning to file for bankruptcy, your certainly not alone. In the 12-months ending March 2010, a total of 1,470,849 Americans filed chapter 7 and chapter 13. If you are looking for bankruptcy assistance, you need to select the right chapter 7 bankruptcy attorney from the outset. Attorneys for bankruptcy not only provide quality legal advice; they guarantee the accurate completion of the relevant paperwork.

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Finding the Best Student Bank Account
Published on 12/20/2020

A student bank account isn't any different to any other kind of account, except for the fact that a host of student deals are likely to be attached to it. Extras potentially include a free rail card, free cash, store vouchers, and an interest-free or reduced interest student overdraft.

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Choosing the Right Bank for the Family: What Families should Look for in a Financial Institution
Published on 12/20/2020

While all banks provide similar financial products and services, there are differences between them. A bank that suits one family may not necessarily be the right one for another. Choosing the right bank for the family does take a bit of time. Consider the following issues before banking with a financial institution.

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Low Cost Homemade Christmas Presents
Published on 12/20/2020

Given the current economic climate, many people can hardly afford ordinary day-to-day living, never mind the extra costs of Christmas presents. But everyone has skills which can be used to make acceptable gifts for families and friends. Here are some possibilities.

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How to Save Money as Newlyweds: Easy Ways to Live and Entertain Without Breaking the Bank
Published on 12/20/2020

There's no doubt that marriage comes with a slew of experiences and mistakes, and a new life comes with new (and more) bills to pay. So what can newlyweds do to save money around the house? Here are a few helpful tips.

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The Global Credit Crisis: How One British Journalist Saw the Economic Crisis Coming
Published on 12/20/2020

In 2002, Will Hutton published a book that was a thoroughly damning indictment of the state of the United States's financial regulation of its own economic sector. Hutton argued that eventually, the US's relaxed economic regulations on its businesses, and the subsequent laissez-faire lending to anyone and everyone who wanted to borrow money, would eventually lead to a catastrophic economic collapse.

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Reasons Why Some Cannot Avoid Bankruptcy
Published on 12/20/2020

For most people, the decision to file for bankruptcy can be a difficult one and it is generally recommended for them to avoid it as long as there are other options available. However, there are some financial situations where it is the only credit solution possible. Even as some people are very responsible with paying off their debts, some situations may arise where they have no other choice.

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Understanding Debt: What are Good and Bad Debts?
Published on 12/20/2020

The word "debt" scares most people off. Yet, not all debts are bad. In fact, sometimes it makes financial sense to be in debt. Confused? Here is a general guide about good debts and bad debts.

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Debt Settlement vs. Debt Consolidation
Published on 12/20/2020

The debt settlement versus debt consolidation decision-making process can present something of a challenge. However, choosing the correct method for settling credit card debt, small loans, or medical bills is not nearly as complicated as it may initially seem.