Category Archives: Debt

8 Ways To Make Paying For College Easier

This was a good article I found written by Thomas Humphrey, from Brownsville, TX. Saving for your children's college expenses is no easy feat, whether you've started saving years in advance or are behind on your savings. Thankfully, there are ways to make the savings process easier no matter what stage you are at. A…
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How To Pay For College Without Student Loans

This is a great article by Anthony Oneal, part of Ramsey Solutions.  It's about a 12 minute read. Are you worried about how you’re going to afford to send your child to college? You’re in some very good company. I talk with parents all the time who dream of providing their children with the best…
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11 Good Paying Jobs With No College Degree Required

Many people feel that a college degree today has about the same value that a high school diploma did 20 years ago.  But let's face it, college is not for everyone.  And a college degree doesn't guarantee a high paying job after graduation.  When you add a pile of student debt on top of a young college grad, it makes the…
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Boomerang Generation

The "Boomerang Generation" is a subset of Millenials who have either returned home following college, or are still living at home well into their 20's and 30's.  According to a recent study by Pew Research, about 3 in 10 young adults ages 25-34 are living at home with mom and dad.  A weak economy is…
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Senate Close To Ending Shutdown And Increasing Debt Ceiling

It looks like the Senate leaders are finally getting close to ending the two week long government shut down and once again increasing the nations debt ceiling.  While the government shutdown has only affected about 15% of the operating government programs, it's put a big black eye on bickering members of the Senate.  The media…
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Bernanke Announces QE3 In A Big Way

Ben Bernanke announced today that QE3 (Quantitative Easing 3) would be an open-ended round of buying mortgage securities and keeping rates between 0% and 0.25% through mid-2015. This move is the biggest and boldest of all the easing the committee has done yet. Unlike QE1 and QE2 where there were limits set to how much…
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I Would Like To Raise My Debt Limit

This is a satirical video that explains our Federal debt and spending situation very well. Funny, but frightening. Most of us would like to slap someone like this up side the head. But this is exactly what our government is doing right now. I would love to hear your comments and feedback.
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US Treasury Downgrade – What Does This Mean To You?

[caption id="attachment_925" align="alignleft" width="275" caption="A bond trader looks on as Treasuries rally."][/caption] This weekend the US Treasury was downgraded by Standard & Poors from its AAA credit rating to AA Plus.  This is an historic event for our country, and not in a good way.  It signals a very real black eye on the financial…
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