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When I was studying my college I always used to run short of money and the money I earned through part time job was not sufficient ... and annual fee. They provide fraud protection and a manageable credit line to help you keep a tab ... to go in for credit cards but the APR and the hidden costs involved in it forced me to return the card with in few [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 16:50:13

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PFBlogger Spotlight: Green Panda Treehouse

What color is US currency? It’s green. What’s one of the most content creatures on the planet? Well, one of them is a panda ... of it. I got a credit card in college and like many of my friends, I charged on it like crazy ... some of my friends (who would return the favor and use their credit card next time). I also thought [more...]

Date: 2008-08-07 16:28:03

Why Don’t We Teach Money Management

Another report out this week showed credit card companies are pounding the pavement harder than ever where college students are concerned. The number of companies issuing student credit cards are rising despite no one else being able to get credit. I have to ask myself why this is. granted most college freshman don’t have any negative [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 18:13:49

Detaching From Material Possessions a Sign of Emotional and Financial Maturity

Photo by crazytales562 Here lately I’ve been in a reflective mood.  Not sure why ... on it, but thinking about how I got to where I am today. My very first credit card purchase was a Sony Playstation.  I was a sophomore in college and had just received a brand new, shiny credit card [more...]

Date: 2008-07-15 11:00:02

MortgageNewsClips: On Risk Models, Dow Chart, Credit Cards and Colleges, OC Prices Off, Russian Socialism, David Merkel, Cram Downs, Buying Bonds, Bank Spreadsheet, Fannie and Indy, Mark Perry, Protect Me, 4 more, Ira 3-Fer

       Risk Modeling Section - models don’t always work! - 2 important articles: 1 ... Trap Unspoken Link Between Credit Cards and Colleges - JONATHAN D. GLATER - … Hundreds of colleges [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 00:15:07

Student Debt Consolidation Loan

by Mary Bush Large numbers of college students make that common mistake each year of signing up for as many credit cards as possible ... tee shirts, water bottles, hats, gift certificates and more in exchange for a signature on a credit application. Of course, once the credit cards start to arrive, they’ll be using them to finance [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 21:05:55

How to Build Credit So You Qualify for a Home Loan

My husband and I are completely debt free right now ... a loan. What should I do to make sure that we don't get dinged for having no credit? (A problem ... he chose to go completely credit card less during college after discovering he could not handle them [more...]

Date: 2008-10-05 18:57:19

Debt and Deflation

Depressing times Nov 13th 2008 From The Economist print edition Are rich economies heading merely for a bout of falling prices, ... 12th focused their rescue efforts on loans for cars and college and on credit cards. Central banks ... . It will not be easy: deflation—annual falls in consumer prices—is increasingly likely next year [more...]

Date: 2008-11-14 18:55:38

McCain’s Economic Non-Plan (Just Do What Bush Did) Is a Disaster

If you think the economy is bad now, just wait, according to the Daytona News-Journal. And if you want to make it unimaginably bad, vote for McCain ... , credit cards, college loans and business investments all become more expensive to finance ... and economic outlook. The report will include grim numbers that aren’t being talked about much [more...]

Date: 2008-09-08 15:06:36

Identity Theft: Even Your Child Is Not Safe Any More

Surprisingly, identity theft has begun to take a whole new turn with identity thieves not even sparing children ... -approved credit card offers. You can check with major credit bureaus such as Equifax, Trans Union ... pickings. Often they only find out once they have applied for admission to a college, asked for credit [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 14:39:19

Free Online FASFA Application

Free Online FASFA Application January 2nd, 2009 Federal financial aid backed college student loans have several advantages over private or alternative college student loans as well as credit cards. Borrowing money for your higher ... just a couple of days. They are very fast with the process and will send you your SAR report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 23:30:31

College Money Tip #5: Get Your (Free) Credit Score

Last week, I took you through all the ways and reasons to track down your free credit report, ... t tell you how… until now. Remember how credit reports are like annoying report cards that show ... recommending Credit Karma - and some of my friends, too. So I decided to finally sign up and see how good [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 15:41:32

Operation HOPE Rolls Out Unprecedented Financial Literacy Program as a Result of White House Initiative With HBCUs

Banking on Our Future College Edition Launches at Spelman College; ... with thousands of dollars of student loans and credit card debt. The Banking on Our Future College Edition [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 06:27:28

worst job ever: TELEMARKETING

it was 1989. i was 19 years old, going to college at southern utah university in cedar city, utah ... of the deal was me getting gainful employment, but jobs were scarce in that small town. so i applied ... fish in a barrel, i told myself. we were selling credit card insurance to card-holders of a large [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 07:08:43

Good, Better, Best...Never Let it Rest

Hey y’all! Happy New Year and all that jazz! I hope everyone had a safe and great New Year’s Eve and Day ... life Cs in English on my report card. Now if you don’t know, a 4 is what you usually need to receive college credit. Best score is a 5.Needless to say my confidence was shook. I pressed on. I worked [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 16:55:00

Kohl introduces his 'priority' bills as Senate convenes

Sure, the U.S. Senate convened this morning, but all you saw on the teevee was its refusal to seat Burris (Roland, not Plaxico!) ... : Student Credit Card Protection Act: Kohl’s legislation will help curb abusive lending practices to our nation’s college student population. Credit card companies aggressively target credit cards [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 21:33:04

Unemployed With Credit Card Debt

One of our readers, Brandi, asked this question: Hi, I’m a college student and my credit card debt got a bit out of hand…I have two cards ... your credit card company. Do not ignore their phone calls, or avoid talking to them. If you are already [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 09:45:36

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