Archive for July 2011

Faith and Money: Giving Doesn't Start from the Wallet

Faith and Money: Giving Doesn't Start from the Wallet
Have you ever ran through that dilemma in your head about upgrading your cell phone or giving towards a charity?  What about blowing through $100-200 over an evening out with friends but at church the next day, the most you can break off when the buckets are passed…is a five-spot? Back at my weekly Sunday... Read more »

How to Get a Mortgage in a Tough Economy with So-So Credit

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Lending standards for mortgages are tougher than ever, after the mortgage meltdown that led to the current mess the housing market is in. The Federal Financial Institutions Examinations Council said roughly 1 in 4 mortgage applicants was denied in 2010.  However, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development says there is money to lend.... Read more »

Mistakes of Celebs and Athletes Going Broke: Lessons We Can Apply

Mistakes of Celebs and Athletes Going Broke: Lessons We Can Apply
Do you feel sorry for celebrities and athletes who get the fame, spotlight and money thrown at them…and eventually go broke?  Well, boo-hoo. During the Kyles Files segment on last night’s WGN TV 5pm news, Kyra Kyles unveils some celebs that you never thought would be in deep financial distress.  Namely, R. Kelly, Nicholas Cage... Read more »
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To College Loan or Not to College Loan?

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With college tuition continue to skyrocket and state programs squeezing grants and monetary assistance, future college students and their families are depending more on obtaining student loans.  But is it a good idea?  When should you take a college loan to pay for you college tuition, room and board?  What are the best ways to... Read more »