Money Matters

Talking to Children about Money Troubles and Bankruptcy

When you are going through financial troubles, you don't often notice that your kids are watching. You cancel cable television. You are not going on vacations or eating out that often. Birthday parties or holiday gatherings are not as festive as they used to be. While you may think that children don't notice, the truth is that they feel your desperation and fear, even if they may not always figure out what is causing it. As parents, we [...]

By |2017-06-08T04:17:55+00:00June 8th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy, Money Matters|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Talking to Children about Money Troubles and Bankruptcy

Arizona Ranks Seventh Lowest in Student Loan Debt

A new study by LendEDU, an online marketplace for student loan financing, shows that Arizonans are well below the national average when it comes to student debt. According to an article in The State Press, the average college student in Arizona owes about $23,594 compared to a national average of $28,400. To do this study, LendEDU calculated the average student debt in all 50 U.S. states and their congressional districts. The report also said that about 53 percent [...]

By |2019-02-27T18:19:10+00:00May 15th, 2017|Categories: Bankruptcy, Money Matters|Comments Off on Arizona Ranks Seventh Lowest in Student Loan Debt

Student Loan Forgiveness Program May Be Rescinded Leaving Many Still in Debt

The federal Department of Education has raised the possibility that students’ acceptance into a loan forgiveness program could be rescinded leaving them on the hook to pay back the loans. According to a report in The New York Times, more than 550,000 people have signed up for a federal program that promises to repay their remaining students loans after they work 10 years in a public service job. But now, those individuals are left wondering if the government [...]

By |2019-07-24T07:03:58+00:00April 30th, 2017|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Student Loan Forgiveness Program May Be Rescinded Leaving Many Still in Debt

Planning Your Financial Future While Young

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 of how much you earn and spend. But when it comes to forming one, these same teens can feel lost. Watching parents budget [...]

By |2014-10-14T23:07:06+00:00October 14th, 2014|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Planning Your Financial Future While Young

Single Parent Money Woes

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 only $11 an hour she has struggled to make ends meet, but was sustaining herself for quite some time until the worst scenario [...]

By |2014-10-07T23:09:49+00:00October 7th, 2014|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Single Parent Money Woes

Budget Planning 101

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 and saving. Most people don’t budget because they simply don’t know where to begin. The best place to start is by outlining categories [...]

By |2014-10-02T23:11:21+00:00October 2nd, 2014|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Budget Planning 101

Are You Financial Healthy?

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. One of the biggest culprits to our financial health these days is credit card debt. Find out what your credit cards could be [...]

By |2014-09-30T23:12:55+00:00September 30th, 2014|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Are You Financial Healthy?

Holiday Hiring On The Rise

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 year, some 786,200 jobs were added to stores during the final three months of the year. This year, it is expected for that [...]

By |2014-09-25T23:14:10+00:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Holiday Hiring On The Rise

Former AZ Lawmaker Miranda Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Fraud

Richard D. Miranda Representative Miranda Resigned from the Legislature in February After thirteen years of service in the Arizona legislature, 56-year-old Tolleson Democrat Richard Miranda resigned from the House on February 16, 2012, for what he described as family and health reasons, both of which are probably true although not directly. He had quietly served his Arizona constituents since 1999 and is not credited with proposing many bills. Miranda’s sister-in-law (Rep. Catherine H. Miranda D-Dist.16) is [...]

By |2012-03-20T11:54:28+00:00March 20th, 2012|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Former AZ Lawmaker Miranda Pleads Guilty to Tax Evasion and Fraud

Fannie Mae Opens HomePath to Nationwide Online Sales

With its 2010 pilot program in three test markets – Detroit MI, Orlando FL, and San Diego CA – a verifiable success, Fannie Mae has given the green light to nationwide online sales of its enormous inventory of REO houses. In fact, now all offers on HomePath properties must be made using the HomePath Online Offer system on Fannie Mae’s website. One Stop Shopping to More Affordable Housing All a real estate agent or real estate broker needs [...]

By |2012-03-12T16:52:07+00:00March 12th, 2012|Categories: Money Matters|Comments Off on Fannie Mae Opens HomePath to Nationwide Online Sales