When it comes to your finances and credit, one of the last things you want to do is default on your student loans, but many are unaware of the options of deferment, forbearance, or reductions in monthly payments.
03.26.13 | Economics, Education, Government, Money | Jessica Walters
After declining for the last two years, personal bankruptcies are expected to increase in 2013 — by at least 8 percent — thanks to increases in spending and debt accumulation. Make sure you’ve considered the consequences before filing bankruptcy — and protect yourself against the pitfalls that could land you there.
01.8.13 | Consumer protection, Economics | Jessica Walters
You’ve probably heard about this “fiscal cliff” America is supposed to go off soon. While this newly-coined term is all over the news, you may still be wondering what exactly it means — and what exactly it means for you.
12.7.12 | Current Events, Economics | Jessica Walters
No one likes to read pages of fine print, but sometimes skipping over it can lead to a financial disaster. Here’s what to look for when getting yourself into a contract or a loan.
07.16.12 | Consumer protection, Current Events, Economics, Family, Freedom, Government, Healthcare, Lawsuits, Money, Ridiculous lawsuits, Rights, Taxes | Jessica Walters
Over a year ago, new regulations for food advertising toward kids were introduced in the United States.
07.2.12 | Children, Consumer protection, Economics, Education, Family, Freedom, Government, Lawsuits, Money, Uncategorized | Jessica Walters
Martha Stewart isn’t the only celebrity known to try to evade the IRS. More recently, Lauren Hill has been on the hot seat for skipping out on taxes from 2005 to 2007, failing to file papers for around $1.8 million in earnings.
06.26.12 | Bizarre, Celebrities, Crime, Current Events, Economics, Funny, Government, Lawsuits, Money, Ridiculous lawsuits, Taxes | Jessica Walters
Horse racing conjures images of gorgeous thoroughbreds, swanky people in hats, and the rolling, green hills of Kentucky, but it’s not as refined as you might think. There’s a dark side to horse racing in America, thanks largely to an industry driven by big money and hindered by few regulations.
03.29.12 | Economics, Money, Work | Laurie Junkins
In June 2011, a high-profile commission made up of global leaders, former Presidents, and even a Nobel laureate, released a report concluding that attempts to lower demand for drugs have had “devastating consequences for individuals and societies around the world.”
03.27.12 | Crime, Economics, Government, Politics | Laurie Junkins