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What Happens When You Can’t Pay Your Mortgage?

By Tom Jackson | March 11, 2022

Times can get tough. No doubt about it. Maybe a job loss slashes your income. Maybe a must-pay medical expense crops up. Could be an investment tanks. The problem can…

Foreclosure Prevention Help

By Devin Joy | March 9, 2022

Saving Success

By Devin Joy | March 8, 2022
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How to Stop Foreclosure

By Tom Jackson | February 28, 2022

Losing your house through foreclosure can be devastating, both financially and emotionally. While it may seem hopeless when you’ve fallen behind on payments, there are ways to stop foreclosure, no…

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Tips to Negotiate with Creditors on Your Own

By Tom Jackson | February 10, 2022

It’s not easy to rationalize the next late payment notice or harassing call from a creditor or collection agency as an opportunity to lower your debt. Not when your initial…

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High-Risk Loans

By Tom Jackson | February 10, 2022

One question – maybe the first question – to answer before taking out a personal loan, is whether the math adds up in your favor. Personal loans can be a…

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What a Pawnshop Is & How They Work

By Tom Jackson | February 9, 2022

There’s more than meets the eye in a pawnshop … unless you’re a regular viewer of the reality series “Pawn Stars,” in which case you’ve already seen what’s behind the…

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Title Loans

By George Morris | February 8, 2022

Whoever said desperate times call for desperate measures could have been on their way to apply for a title loan. Few situations are desperate enough for title loans to make…

Cashing a check at a bank

What Is Check Cashing?

By Max Fay | February 4, 2022

Check-cashing services allow people without bank accounts to cash checks. A fee is charged, sometimes just $1, sometimes more than $100, so that people who need cash, get it. The…

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Financial Help For Families With Special Needs Children

By George Morris | January 31, 2022

Estimates are that parents of disabled children need 17.8% more income a year to care for their child, and Autism Speaks estimated it can cost as much as $2.4 million…