Monthly Archives: October 2011

Don’t Let Your Finances Spook You

Don’t Let Your Finances Spook YouNews from Motley Fool: Ghosts, goblins and ghouls may scare when Halloween is in the air, but a frightening financial fiasco could be the real nightmare. Don’t let your finances spook you. Screams in the … Continue reading

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Credit care: You have options against bill collectors

Credit care: You have options against bill collectorsNews from Arizona Daily Star: Q: About eight years ago, I had an accident that prevented me from working. I am a helicopter pilot. Because of this, I couldn’t pay my bills for … Continue reading

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2012 Medicare Plans Will Lower Some Costs

The enrollment period for 2012 Medicare plans began October 15 but will get more attention from Medicare users following this week’s welcome announcement that 2012 consumer insurance premiums for a key part of the program are barely rising for most … Continue reading

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Now You Can Call In Your Credit Score

Now You Can Call In Your Credit ScoreNews from Business Insider: With a 20-minute phone call to Experian, I was able to verify that my credit is in good shape, but learned that there are still some things I could … Continue reading

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What’s Your Fraud IQ? – Journal of Accountancy

What’s Your Fraud IQ? – Journal of AccountancyNews from What’s Your Fraud IQ? – Journal of Accountancy: Much attention is given to safeguarding financial and physical assets from fraud, but proprietary information can also be a target for theft. How … Continue reading

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How To Play It: Riding Europe’s volatility

(L to R) Czech Republic’s Prime minister Petr Necas (L), Germany’s Chancellor Angela Merkel and France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy attend an European Union summit in Brussels, October 26, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Yves Herman Thu Oct 27, 2011 3:30pm EDT THE ISSUE: … Continue reading

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What to do When Collectors Pursue Your Time-Barred Debt

What to do When Collectors Pursue Your Time-Barred DebtNews from Fox Business: Dear Credit Care, Hello there. About eight years ago, I had an accident that prevented me from working. I am a helicopter pilot. Because of this, I couldn’t … Continue reading

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Why Investors Lag the Market

Various reports have come out over the years showing that, on average, investors experience lower returns than the stock market averages. One study by the firm Dalbar covered the 20-year period from 1988 to 2007. During this time, the S&P … Continue reading

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How To Raise Your FICO Score

How To Raise Your FICO ScoreNews from NPR: [4 min 33 sec] Download It’s tough to refinance your home at a low rate if you have a poor credit score. Michele Norris talks with John Ulzheimer, author of You’re Nothing … Continue reading

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How To Raise Your FICO Score

How To Raise Your FICO ScoreNews from NPR: [4 min 33 sec] Download It’s tough to refinance your home at a low rate if you have a poor credit score. Michele Norris talks with John Ulzheimer, author of You’re Nothing … Continue reading

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