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  • On the line - President Obama
    Financing higher education: borrowing, debt and taking 'poverty-wage' jobs
    With jobs becoming "more elusive" for graduates, the discussion over whether to borrow money to finance higher education goals may be forcing parents and potential students to re-examine vocational school options.A report released by the...
  • Credit score headaches: What you need to know
    Credit score headaches: What you need to know
    Your credit score is essential for securing loans, rental properties, and even for many employment opportunities. Credit scores are determined by a how timely you are with your monthly payments, as well as your overall debt to credit ratio....
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    SBA adds counties to private non-profit disaster declaration in Indiana
    The U.S. Small Business Administration has added more counties to the disaster declaration in Indiana for a severe winter storm and snowstorm on Jan. 5 – 9, 2014. The declaration provides federal loan assistance for certain Private Non...
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    The difference between a recourse vs. a non-recourse loan
    The jargon, the vocabulary and the different narratives with financial documents can be somewhat intimidating. The first baby steps before committing to any sort of loan it is essential to get familiarized as much as possible and seek out...
  • April home sales
    Housing market shows signs of growth as weather warms
    The sale of existing homes increased 1.3 percent in April. This is the first increase so far in 2014. The National Association of Realtors reports that sales for were a seasonally adjusted 4.65 million. This is still about seven percent lower than...
  • Novica
    SF-based KIVA and Novica join forces
    Eka is a single mother of two young children. Her husband was an expert woodcarver and when he became sick and died, she was left alone to support her children alone. She decided to learn her husband’s craft. Now, Eka hand carves beautiful,...
  • Students and car loans
    Students and car loans
    It’s no secret that students can have a hard time qualifying for car loans. Between having short or non-existent credit histories and erratic income, it can be extremely difficult to find a bank that is willing to take a chance on a student...
  • Quick Guide: Payday loans
    Quick Guide: Payday loans
    Payday loans have grown in popularity over the past four years, despite the fact that these loans often come with large interest rates. As traditional banks have tightened their lending standards, many people have been forced to use payday lenders...
  • Get the cash you need now!
    Lender Payday Loans Review: What to look for when searching for a lender
    Payday loans – While this type of loan has been under fire due to its higher-than-average interest rate, these loans have been a huge time- and life-saver for consumers who’re stripped for cash. After all, what could be easier than...
  • Can you graduate college debt free?
    Can you get a degree without getting into student loan debt?
    Getting through college is tough enough without having to worry about tens of thousands of dollars worth of student loans. Unfortunately, that's the economy we live in these days. It certainly isn't uncommon to hear of student's whose...
  • Home financing options
    Home financing options
    Finding the right financing when you’re looking to buy a home can be tricky, but it’s not impossible. The key is understanding the options in home financing that are available on the market today.For many years, the most common method...
  • Home equity can help
    Will a home equity loan help debt problems?
    Equity loans are an option to consider when there are large debt troubles: medical needs, and children to put through college, remodeling work needed or want to invest in new property. Owning a home may seem like a great ticket to manage major...
  • Bankruptcy general information
    Bankruptcy general information
    A lot of people think that going through the process of filing for bankruptcy is a good way to quickly and easily erase all of their debt. While bankruptcy can be a good financial strategy for people with certain kinds of debts, it is important to...
  • Organic Farmers benefit from $25,000,000 in loans from Whole Foods
    Whole Foods encourages organic diet with $25,000,000 in loans to local farmers
    For anyone not familiar with Whole Foods, they are the rapidly growing leader in organically produced foods, and were named “America’s Healthiest Grocery Store” by Health Magazine.After a $10,000,000 loan to local farmers proved...
  • Teresa Giudice
    ‘RHONJ’ star Teresa Giudice lied about being a realtor to get more loans?
    “The Real Housewives of New Jersey” star Teresa Giudice and her husband Joe Giudice may be heading to trial in January next year, but it sounds like people are coming forward with claims that the couple have gotten plenty of loans on...