Borrowing From 401(k) Could Be Costly Mistake

While the law allows you to borrow up to $50,000 from your 401(k) plan, there are tax law implications.


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Advice For Successfully Getting A Small Business Loan

Even during challenging times, a small business with a sound strategy can obtain a loan.


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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.


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3 On Your Side: Consumer Data Agencies Are Watching You

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows you how to check out if you’ve got a record.


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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.


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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.


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3 On Your Side: Consumer Watchdog Issues New Mortgage Rules

New federal rules were announced Thursday, designed to protect consumers from taking out home loans that they can’t afford.


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Philadelphia Small Businesses Get Helping Hand From International Investment Bank

Goldman Sachs is committing $20 million dollars, part of their 10,000 Small Businesses initiative.


Repo Law

Someone unlocks your car on your driveway in the middle of the night and drives away with it. Sounds like grand theft auto, but it’s not a crime if done legally by a repo man. How can that be?



BLOG: Loans Available to Some June Storm Victims in NJ

By Jim Donovan: New Jersey residents and businesses affected by the severe storms and high winds on June 30, can apply for low-interest disaster loans from the U.S. Small Business Administration, SBA Administrator Karen G. […]


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Survey: Businesses Expected To Hire 20 Percent More College Graduates Than 2010

Graduation marks a rite of passage for college students about to enter the working world, but the transition can be a difficult one.



‘Greenworks’ Program Offers Low-Interest Loans For Upgrades

A new “energyworks” program is available to help home and business owners save money in Philadelphia and its immediate suburbs. The region is taking advantage of a $25-million federal grant.