May 22, 2013
There are signs that America’s credit crunch is easing. Auto sales have been growing for several months. Mortgage interest rates have been at rock bottom for so long that many homeowners with good credit have...
May 22, 2013
When it comes to managing credit, American women have a slight edge over men, according to a study of credit reports by the credit report agency Experian Plc.
Experian looked at 750,000 credit reports, a sample of what it collected...
May 15, 2013
May 14, 2013
Credit scores were long something that lenders got to see and consumers only found out about later. Now, pretty much anyone can take a look at their credit scores whenever they want to, but it's not clear which of those scores matter. And most...
April 29, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — “Neither a borrower nor a lender be,” said the worried father in Hamlet, as his son prepared to go off into the real world. It sounds like good...
April 24, 2013
Not long ago, I picked up my daughter from school and discovered that her entire class was punished because another child misbehaved and interrupted the day’s instruction.
After hearing her story, I recalled that the same classmate...
April 22, 2013
Much of financial planning, and life in general, is driven by goals. So, before you begin getting your own financial house in order, it is critical to...
April 12, 2013
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — It’s graduation season for college and high school seniors, but after all that pomp and circumstance goes away, the real world awaits.
April 8, 2013
As I'm laying in the coffin-like tube that is the MRI machine, many different thoughts are going through my head. Most of them involving claustrophobia and panic, but some involving a huge pity party.
You see I've had a shoulder injury...
March 13, 2013
Christmas may be the most wonderful time of the year, but we'll call Pi Day a close second. This semi-official day celebrates the mathematical constant of pi, or the ratio of a circle's circumference to its diameter. Because pi is approximately...