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Ways to Prevent Defaulting on Your Student Loan

Lawrence Pew | October 21st, 2014

Any debt can be overwhelming, but student loan debt can be particularly frustrating. Trying to budget for tuition costs and living expenses, especially if you’re still looking for a job, can be a nightmare. If you remember that communication is key, however, you can keep the process and your budget manageable. Defaulting on a student… View Post

What Does Defaulting on Student Loan Debt Really Do to Your Credit

Lawrence Pew | October 16th, 2014

The ramifications of defaulting, or no longer making payments on your student loan debt, are well documented and sound overwhelming, to say the least. This includes garnishment of wages and affecting your credit score. But, what does becoming delinquent on student loan debt really do to a credit score? The answer is that it can… View Post

Planning Your Financial Future While Young

Lawrence Pew | October 14th, 2014

Teenagers and young college students are often confused about how to handle money. Growing numbers of college students fear debt, foreclosures, and bankruptcy, sometimes because they’ve seen these things happen to parents or relatives. Learn What a Budget Is Most teens have a basic idea of what a budget is: the way to keep track… View Post

Debt, It Isn’t All Bad

Lawrence Pew | October 9th, 2014

When we think of debt we think of those dreaded monthly payments and problems with collections. After all, it isn’t often you hear someone speak nicely about debt. The truth is that there is actually a lot of good to be gained from some debt. Credit Score One of the major reasons you need some… View Post

Single Parent Money Woes

Lawrence Pew | October 7th, 2014

It can stressful enough raising kids on your own after a divorce, but all too often the strain on finances becomes too much to bear. For some people, other issues arise that make stretching a single parent paycheck nearly impossible. Here is one woman’s story: Jennifer is a single parent raising children in Wisconsin. Earning… View Post

Budget Planning 101

Lawrence Pew | October 2nd, 2014

You may be begging to worry about the expenses of the holiday season and even dreading the start of a New Year and the resolutions you know you need to make, but you shouldn’t be. The truth is that there is never a bad time for checking your finances. Now is the time for budgeting… View Post

Are You Financial Healthy?

Lawrence Pew | September 30th, 2014

Many of us spend time and effort making sure ourselves and our families are healthy, but what about our finances? All too often, finances are an out of sight out of mind part of our lives until a problem arises. From income struggles to medical bills and overwhelming debts, your financial profile could be suffering…. View Post

Holiday Hiring On The Rise

Lawrence Pew | September 25th, 2014

In preparation for the already increasing interest in early holiday shopping , many retailers are hiring more seasonal staff. In efforts to outpace profits from the 2013 holiday season, stores are hoping that more staff will equal better service and bring the bigger bucks in this last quarter of the year. Staffing The Store Last… View Post

Avoid Holiday Debt: The Christmas Countdown Is Real

Lawrence Pew | September 23rd, 2014

The temperatures are beginning to cool off and everything pumpkin-spice is in the air as the Fall Season rolls into full swing next week. So why are people talking about Christmas already when it isn’t even Halloween yet? Because there are less than 100 days until the Christmas holiday! That’s right. There are only 92… View Post

Taxes And Your Inheritance

Lawrence Pew | September 18th, 2014

Inheriting money from a lost loved one can be a tough time. With so many decisions ahead close to the emotions of the loss can make choosing what to do with the money difficult. Before you make any major moves with the inheritance money it is important to consider a few tax implications first. Taxes… View Post

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