How Technology Affects Spending Habits

For years, a popular piece of spending advice suggested that paying with cash, as opposed to credit cards, is a better way to manage money.  Every time you pay with cash, it’s money out the door, which psychologically internalizes the expense and helps you budget since you can more clearly see what’s left over. With […]

The Importance of Estate Planning

We have enough responsibilities in our lives to keep us busy, so when we have free time, we’d much rather kick back, relax and do something we enjoy. And typically, the things we enjoy do not include end-of-life planning. You’d much rather watch a movie or play a game with your child than think about […]

How to Create a Budget

There are a multitude of different reasons why people go bankrupt, but a more common reason is poor budgeting. Developing a budget and sticking to it can be hard for even the most attentive and frugal among us; just think how difficult it can be for a large household on a single income or a […]

Superstorm Sandy: Part II

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, big banks actually have a chance to play the good guy for once, ABC News reported earlier this month. Last week we discussed what the government-backed mortgage giants, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, are doing to provide relief to homeowners facing foreclosure, eviction and mortgage-related penalties. In some cases, […]

Superstorm Sandy

The devastation caused by Superstorm Sandy this week is the worst that the eastern seaboard has seen in a long time, possibly the worst that New York City has ever experienced. Along with major water damage, debris and the mess caused by downed trees and electric lines, the damage to homes and personal property is […]

Current Events: Bank of America & Home Loans

The government continues to crack down on mortgage schemes today with news breaking that federal prosecutors have sued Bank of America, accusing the massive lender of carrying out a fraudulent home loan program. During the financial crisis, prosecutors say that BOA deceived the government by selling poor loans, without revealing the quality of the loans, […]

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