Big Banks Equal Big Fees

In recent news we are hearing more and more about customers leaving big financial institutions in favor of smaller banks simply because the big banks are charging big fees. In today’s trying economic times, even a few cents here and there can make a huge difference when it comes to budgeting for the household.


Chicago Protesters Speak out against Income Inequality and Unemployment

An estimated 3000 protesters, amongst whom were religious leaders, teachers, and union workers, held several marches down Michigan Avenue in downtown Chicago Monday to speak out against unfair unemployment. The demonstration was coordinated by the “Stand Up Chicago” group, who openly stated their goal of reclaiming their jobs, homes, and schools, according to a statement […]

Walking Away from Bad Debt

Ever since the mortgage meltdown of 2008-09, millions of Americans have had their homes foreclosed on and there are millions more out there waiting for the axe to fall. However, that isn’t actually the crux of the matter. Because of so many foreclosures, a downturn in the economy and record numbers of unemployed people, homes […]

Debt among the Young and Inexperienced

In life there are many things that most people will not be able to learn other than through experience, despite how much advice parents and elders give them. One of the main areas where experience is the best teacher is in the realm of finances. Most people, when they are young, are very poor handlers […]

What to Consider before Negotiating Credit Card Debt

The challenge of repaying multiple credit card debts can be extremely difficult to overcome, especially if you’re unable to reduce the overall amount of debt owed. However, before negotiating credit card debts with card companies it is important to understand the risks, benefits, and possible outcomes of debt negotiation. Although negotiating with the credit card […]