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Pay Day Loans Not In Borrower’s Best Interest

Interest rates on pay day loans may approach 200%.

09/18/2014

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U.S. Auto Loans Soar To Highest In 8 years

U.S. auto loans jumped to the highest level in eight years this spring, fueled by a big increase in lending to risky borrowers.

08/18/2014

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3 On Your Side: 1 In 3 Have Delinquent Debts In Collection

A study released by the Urban Institute finds that 35 percent of people with credit reports have delinquencies that are in collections.

07/29/2014

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Married Couples Still Have More Rights Than Unmarried

In this day and age, do married couples have rights that unmarried couples don’t?

07/23/2014

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Student Loan Rates Set To Rise This Fall

Temple University’s Associate Director Student Financial Services Kimberly Benns says this means students have to borrow smarter.

05/09/2014

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The Cost Of A ‘Pay Day’ Loan

A payday loan usually carries a much higher interest rate if not fully repaid than a regular loan or even a credit card finance charge.

01/21/2014

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Credit ‘Inquiries’ Could Lower Credit Score

When you apply for credit, you authorize those lenders to ask or “inquire” for a copy of your credit report from a credit bureau – which could actually lower your credit score.

01/02/2014

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Students In Tri-State Area Bundled With Debt After Graduating College

Students in Pennsylvania are saddled with thousands of dollars in debt when they graduate.

12/07/2013

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Financial Expert Says People Overreact To Debt

Ever since the Great recession began, a lot of us have been paying off existing debt and avoiding getting any new loans, but an investment specialist says too many people are too hot or too cold on something that needs to be just right.

09/29/2013

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Piglet App

It’s hard to keep track of a budget sometimes. Piglet does the heavy lifting, helping you set spending limits to get out of debt.

07/23/2013

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3 On Your Side: Consolidating Student Loan Debt

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has a look at one way grads can lower the interest they’re paying on that debt.

05/28/2013

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Survey: 2013 College Grads Are An Average Of $35,200 In Debt

The average college graduate is saddled with more than $35,000 in debt, according to a new survey.

05/21/2013

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What To Do With Your Tax Refund

Most tax filers are getting a refund after they file their 2012 return. With the average refund running about $3,000, a lot of people will be thinking about what to do with the extra cash.

03/18/2013

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Study: Younger Adults Shedding Debt At Much Faster Rate

A new study says the millennial generation is shedding more debt than older adults.

02/22/2013

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3 Arrested In New Jersey Videotaped Stripping, Whipping

Three people are under arrest in New Jersey after a video surfaced showing a naked man being whipped because of his father’s debt.

02/13/2013

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