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Retirement Accounts: Are They Safe from Creditors?

If you’ve filed for bankruptcy or owe the bank money, a common question people have is, “Should I be worried about creditors going after my retirement funds?” According to a recent article on the Equifax Finance Blog, there are several things that may affect the answer to this question. Regardless of your financial situation, the [Read More]

August 14, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

The Best Finance Apps for Your Budget Plans

It seems like today there is an app for everything, from monitoring your security systems at home to calculating how many calories you’ve eaten today. You can even transfer money from one bank account to another on your smartphone without ever stepping foot into an actual bank. People use their smartphones to monitor their bank [Read More]

July 31, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Economy, Education

Credit Impacts Your Daily Life

Each time you hear an ad on the radio or watch a commercial on television promoting free credit scores, you may need to pay attention rather than muting the jingle that will be stuck in your head for hours. Whether you like it or not, your credit score matters and it will inevitably affect many [Read More]

July 17, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

The Difference between a Charge Card and Credit Card

Choosing whether to use a credit card or a charge card can be a very confusing topic. Since the words credit card and charge card are often used interchangeably, many people don’t actually know what the difference is between the two. A recent article on the Equifax blog, “Charge Cards vs. Credit Cards: What’s the [Read More]

June 25, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

The Rent-to-Own Agreement and What to Expect

The possibility of changing housing markets and strict lending criteria make rent-to-own agreements a practical option for today’s potential homeowners. A rent-to-own agreement, or lease-purchase, is a binding agreement that prevents the owner from selling to any other buyers and locks in the price so that the current renters can eventually own the property for [Read More]

May 28, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

How Should You Budget Your Savings?

If you’re just beginning your career, or have additional income for the first time in your life, you may be wondering what is the best way to allocate that income toward savings. You have several options, from retirement accounts to emergency funds and more. A recent article on the Equifax Finance Blog, “Retirement Savings or [Read More]

May 14, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education
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