November 2012

Personal Finance News
November 30, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Friday, November 30, 2012

Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. What you need to know as the “fiscal cliff” approaches Fears about the fiscal cliff have gripped both Main Street and Wall Street, driving down stock prices in recent weeks. Investment and financial planning experts are […]

by Briana Fabbri
Unemployment Rate
November 29, 2012

How Does the Government Calculate the Unemployment Rate?

The number of people in the workforce is one of the most watched statistics that the federal government tracks each month. More people at work means more state and federal taxes collected by the government. More people at work also means more families able to earn money to buy everyday items such as groceries and […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance News
November 27, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. 401(k): pros and cons of a professionally managed portfolio Opting to have someone else manage your 401(k) investment portfolio is becoming a trend. Retirement planning can be complicated and time-consuming, so allowing an expert to make […]

by Briana Fabbri
How Does the Web Speed Up Personal Finance?
November 26, 2012

How Does the Web Speed Up Personal Finance?

The internet provides a wealth of information with just a few keystrokes. That’s evident simply by your reading of this blog. Fewer people today stop to open up a book or a newspaper when they want information quickly about something that intrigues them. Instead, they just go to a favorite news page. For example, what’s […]

by Briana Fabbri
Tips for Protecting Your Credit from Fraud
November 22, 2012

Tips for Protecting Your Credit from Fraud

Credit fraud, typically as a result of identity theft, has been on the rise over the past few years. As a result, there seems to be no end to offers from banks, credit companies, and consumer groups that want to sell you their credit protection services. But here are some of the steps you can […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance News
November 20, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. The key to scoring the best shopping deals is planning ahead Though most shopping is still done in brick-and-mortar stores, more and more people are getting their Thanksgiving weekend deals online. Internet retailers are becoming a […]

by Briana Fabbri
How to get a Personal Loan Online with Not-So-Perfect Credit
November 19, 2012

How to get a Personal Loan Online with Not-So-Perfect Credit

A good credit score can offer huge advantages when it comes to borrowing money for a car, home or any other purpose. A credit score doesn’t just affect your eligibility for loans, but it can also determine how much you will pay for your loans in terms of interest and other fees. Unfortunately, whether it’s […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance News Round-Up for Friday, November 16, 2012
November 16, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Friday, November 16, 2012

Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. CPI steady, but US consumers paying more for food and rent The inflation rate stayed steady in October, as consumers saw gas prices drop. Unfortunately, food and rent costs went in the opposite direction. The consumer […]

by Briana Fabbri
Personal Finance News
November 13, 2012

Personal Finance News Round-Up for Tuesday, November 13, 2012

  Here’s a review of top personal finance stories, columns and studies from publications, websites and blogs across the country. Investors wary of “Fiscal Cliff” As the “fiscal cliff” approaches, investors are wondering what will happen if we tumble over the edge. A combination of tax increases and spending cuts totaling $700 billion could take […]

by Briana Fabbri
Typical Elements in a Loan Agreement
November 8, 2012

Typical Elements in a Loan Agreement

  As you prepare to open a credit line, a credit card or even apply for a mortgage to buy a home, you will first need to complete a credit or loan application. Applications for credit can vary between lenders as well as by the type of loan being applied for. But most consumer loan […]

by Briana Fabbri

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