Tag Archive: Debt

Jan 10 2012

How the 1 Percent Could Do Its Share to Rebuild America

When taxes were higher, this nation built a vibrant middle-class life for millions. By Susan Adelman I’m a member of the 1 percent. I’ve watched my income tax rates fall over my lifetime, from a top rate of 91 percent under President Dwight Eisenhower to the current low rate of 35 percent. When taxes were …

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Jan 05 2012

Easing student loan repayments

By Jason Alderman College costs are out of control. Total outstanding student loans hover around $1 trillion, second only to home mortgages. Student loan repayment takes a hefty toll on starting salaries even during good economic times. But with so many recent graduates unable to find a decent job – or any job – repayment …

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Jan 05 2012

Borrowing and financing, there’s a difference

By Mary Hunt OK, my Dear Readers, I have a question for you: Is there a difference between borrowing and financing? Don’t stress. I’ll tell you: There is, and understanding the difference is important to your financial health. Debt is the result of both borrowing and financing. But think of debt as a rope. You …

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Dec 21 2011

Avoid a holiday spending hangover

By Jason Alderman At this time of year, many people overindulge, whether it’s overeating or drinking too much at holiday parties or spending too much on gifts and decorations. You’ll regret the former the next morning; but with overspending you may not feel the hangover effect until the bills come due in January. Here are …

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Oct 11 2011

How to Achieve Transparency for the Supercommittee

Every campaign contribution to members of this powerful panel should be reported every single day. By Ellen Miller Come December, the priorities and role of our government could be drastically and fundamentally altered. Are your views and concerns being heard? The supercommittee created in the wake of the debt ceiling clash is comprised of 12 …

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Sep 14 2011

Get peace of mind

By Ray Coates Are you stuck in a rut financially?  You know what a “rut” is, don’t you.  It’s a coffin with both ends kicked out.  Do you have more month than money at the end of each month?  Are you in debt up to your eyeballs, like the man in the Lending Tree commercial …

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Aug 09 2011

Get peace of mind

Nearly one and a half million families have been able to positively change their financial situation through Financial Peace University (FPU), the 13-week course taught by Dave Ramsey on DVD. FPU teaches families and individuals common-sense principles like how to make a plan with their money so they are able to free themselves of debt …

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Apr 07 2011

Smart uses for your tax refund

Each spring, millions of Americans look forward to receiving a hefty income tax refund. And it truly is “hefty” with the average federal refund in 2010 hovering around $3,000. That’s a lot of money to be giving the government through what is essentially a year-long, interest-free loan. If you regularly receive large refunds, you’re probably …

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