Tag Archives: personal financing

Don’t Just Toss Those Credit Card Notices

Be mindful, active in managing contract changes

Here’s what to do when your credit card issuer wants to change your terms, raise…

By Bridget McCrea

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Finding the Right Personal Finance Applications

See how these virtual money-tracking tools stack up

For your convenience – and my own – I tested three personal finance apps, iBear…

By Renita Burns

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Getting on Track

Tyvi Small works to improve his financial discipline

Tyvi Small is pursuing a doctorate in higher education administration. But when it comes to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Preparing for the Future

Jason and Carol Wooden are expecting a bundle of joy. Will they be able to quit their day jobs early and enter semiretirement?

Herb White, a certified financial planner and founder of Life Certain Wealth Strategies in Denver,…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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College Finance 101: A Crash Course for Parents

Deciding on a college because of its generous financial aid offer is one strategy parents…

By Robin White Goode

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The Credit Card Fee Hustle

Minimum purchases on credit cards are a violation

It’s a shared feeling among many debit and credit cardholders. You head to the local…

By Renita Burns

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Be Financially Fit!

Retirement planning is not just for the wealthy, says author Aaron W. Smith.

By LaToya M. Smith

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Small Is Beautiful

Why community banks are suddenly a big hit with consumers

When it came time for Mell Monroe and his wife, Angela Higginbotham Monroe, to refinance…

By Donald Jay Korn

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The SEC’s New IDEA to Help Investors

New system will be an essential tool for investors

The Securities and Exchange Commission will unveil a new financial reporting system that it claims…

By Vicki Lee Parker

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A Good Time to Break Into Banks?

Ariel Investment's Jason Tyler identifies finance stocks that are poised to rebound

Bank stocks, anyone? We can hear you shuddering. The financial services industry has easily…

By James A. Anderson

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Hard Lessons in Home Economics

Rocked by declining property values and job loss, the Carrs are searching for answers

Sherley Bretous-Carré and Edenswear Carré still believe in the American dream. Starting in 2002, the…

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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Three Reasons Why Small Banks Are a Big Hit

Community banks offer an attractive alternative

The banking industry’s problems are well known—perhaps too much so. Fortunately, though, consumers have choices…

By Donald Jay Korn

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A Penny Saved

Ricky Stith makes sure he and his son can weather financial storms

Ricky Stith is doing some major belt tightening. Like many Americans, the 49-year-old information technology…

By Glenn Townes

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Minding Their Money

When Shannon Nash and her husband, Bill, got married in 1996 they began holding regular…

By Diane King

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Lean on Me

In the face of deep market losses, financial planners and advisers are becoming grief counselors of sorts. What they're telling their clients could help you.

Welcome to life as a financial planner in the midst of the greatest market crisis…

By Steve Garmhausen

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Safe Haven

Sylvia King's financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

Sylvia King’s financial discipline kept her afloat during tough times

By Sheryl Nance-Nash

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