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    Re-post: Student loan rates will feed federal profits

    Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/08/25/student-loan-rates-will-feed-fed-profits/2696241/ A law touted by politicians as their way of keeping money in the pockets of the nation’s college students will instead funnel more than $700 million in additional profit into the federal government’s wallet over the next 10 years, a new analysis shows. The law, regulating interest rates for federal student loans, was passed […]

    Re-post: A possible fix to the problem of short sales reporting to Fannie Mae

    Monday, August 26th, 2013

      Lender poised to announce fix for practice of entering misleading information in consumer credit files Fannie Mae move comes as result of congressional scrutiny initiated by Nelson August 22, 2013 http://www.billnelson.senate.gov/news/details.cfm?id=345575& WASHINGTON, D.C. – The nation’s largest home mortgage provider is expected to announce any day now that it has found a fix to […]

    Re-Post: How bankruptcy could help solve the student loan crisis

    Monday, August 26th, 2013

    Article from the Deseret News  – August 23, 2013 on the student loan crisis and how bankruptcy could help solve the issue. http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865585172/How-bankruptcy-could-help-solve-the-student-loan-crisis.html This week, President Barack Obama introduced a proposal that would give colleges federal money based on performance and affordability for students. Such measures, Obama said, would require accountability at institutes of higher […]

    Teaching Children about Spending & Credit

    Monday, August 26th, 2013

    by Steven Palmer I’ll never forget my first lesson in spending.  My dad was a very good auto mechanic, but a very poor business man.  He would often take pity on clients and charge them just for the car parts and occasionally he even paid for the parts himself if he felt they were in […]

    The Dating Game

    Monday, August 19th, 2013

    Several dates appear on credit reports, but which ones actually matter?  There is some debate (and a whole lot of confusion) as to whether the date of last activity has any impact on credit reports.  The law states that the date of first delinquency determines how long an account can be reported with the bureaus.  […]

    Credit Risk of American Consumer Ignorance

    Wednesday, August 14th, 2013

    by TC Corless Today is National Financial Awareness Day, so let’s consider America’s credit wisdom, or lack thereof.  If knowledge is power, then Americans are rather powerless when it comes to credit.  One’s credit history is extremely important to nearly every facet of life, but most consumers have no idea about their own history.  Narrow […]

    The Real Cost of Bad Credit

    Monday, August 5th, 2013

    A recent survey by the Consumer Federation of America gave American consumers a grade of “D” on understanding credit.  Consulting with thousands of clients with bad credit, I would have to concur.  The average American gives very little thought to their credit profile until they apply for credit, yet the impact is far reaching. Back […]