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A Financial Survival Guide to America in the 21st Century.
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Economic News you can Use Not All On-Time Payments Build Credit You're fiscally responsible. You pay your credit card bills and your rent on time, every month. Paying your credit card bill on time is a major factor in raising your credit score. On-time mortgage payments also raise your credit score – but paying rent on time generally has no effect on your credit score. Why is fiscal responsibility rewarded in one case and ...
Posted: Oct 10 2018 @ 1:15 PM
If you’re like many Americans, your mortgage is the biggest bill you pay every month.  Getting free of this debt burden would likely mean that you could free up thousands of dollars to go towards other expenses.  With many Americans stuck in mortgages that have terms of thirty years or more, however, paying off your mortgage can be a lifelong challenge.  If you’re at a loss on how to get ...
Posted: Oct 09 2018 @ 6:04 PM
Being your own boss and running your own business provides the ultimate in freedom, but it brings plenty of challenges. There are new competitors entering the market all the time, and customers are better informed than they have ever been on the choices open to them. Business owners are faced with a constant battle to both improve their products or services and to keep operating costs to a minimum. An effective, ...
Posted: Sep 19 2018 @ 2:56 PM
  There's a lot of financial advice out there, from the Wall Street Journal to podcasts to your brother-in-law's stock tips to "A penny saved is a penny earned." The infographic above, developed in collaboration with the Common Cents Lab at Duke University, shows six simple steps to get your finances on sound footing. The Common Cents Lab is a financial research lab that creates and tests interventions to help low- to moderate-income ...
Posted: Sep 11 2018 @ 11:47 AM
The internet and technology as a whole is such an integral part of our lives that most of us wouldn’t even know what to do without it. We use it to shop, to order food, to pay our bills and to talk and connect with people from all over the world. However, that is only the tip of the iceberg when it comes to what the internet is capable of. In ...
Posted: Sep 10 2018 @ 10:43 PM
"The Budgetnista" Tiffany Aliche explains how to Raise your Credit Score "I raised my credit score over 800 – and you can, too!" So says Tiffany Aliche, a financial speaker and author better known as The Budgetnista. Tiffany was working as a schoolteacher and had excellent credit until she lost her job in the Great Recession. "I had a choice between paying my mortgage and paying my bills. I chose to pay my ...
Posted: Aug 31 2018 @ 12:52 PM
One day you appear to be on track for retirement, and the next day the stock market crashes. You were on track for a comfortable retirement at age 67 – or before, with a little luck. Now you may have to work into your 70s before you can afford to retire. Don't let this happen to you. You can't stop the market from crashing, but you can limit the damage by ...
Posted: Aug 15 2018 @ 9:54 AM
Possibilities for a creative mind are endless. It is the art of finding treasures anywhere. There is so much information available online today. Who knew someday this could make someone big bucks? There are several work-at-home opportunities on the web today, helping people channelize their talents and make money. You just need to know where to look. Just think of the advantages of working from home. Time is precious and we ...
Posted: Jul 24 2018 @ 7:37 PM
These are some of the typical questions that we see here at Churchill Public Adjuster Miami Firm. We wanted to share the answers to some of these questions and if you have any additional questions that were not addressed in this short FAQ, then do not hesitate in contacting one of our professional public adjusters; they are waiting for your call! Question: Can you help get my claim paid even though ...
Posted: Jul 05 2018 @ 12:00 PM
Affordable transportation is often a concern for senior citizens. Some seniors go without basics to make car payments they can't afford for a car with little or no equity. Others need affordable replacement transportation but don't have the income to finance a car. What are some options for these seniors? Financing a car from a dealer might not be the best option or even possible for a senior with lower income. ...
Posted: Jun 21 2018 @ 6:01 PM


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