Monthly Archives: October 2013

New Student Loan Law Offers Short-Term Benefits and Potentially Long-Term Headaches

http://www.youngentrepreneur.com/startingup/startup-finance/new-student-loan-law-offers-short-term-benefits-and-potentially-long-term-headaches/  Today, President Obama is expected to sign into law a bill that would both reduce interest rates on all new federal student loans and tie them to financial markets going forward. The law is expected to impact 11 million … Continue reading

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I’ve Had Lymphoma. Can I Get Life Insurance?

Dear Insurance Adviser, Is it possible for me to buy a term life insurance policy, given my health? I was diagnosed with non-Hodgkin lymphoma five years ago but have been in remission for more than two years amid a treatment … Continue reading

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Procedure Should Cost

Procedure Should Cost http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/08/27/how-to-find-out-how-much-your-medical-procedure-should-cost/ When it comes to medical procedures and treatment, it pays to shop around. According to a recent study by the Centers for Medicare Medicaid Services, there are “significant” variations across the country and even within communities … Continue reading

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Should You Stretch Your Budget to Buy a Home?

Should aspiring homeowners “stretch” to buy houses that are as expensive as they can afford? After all, mortgage interest rates are still low, and house prices are rebounding from a deep plunge. Read more: http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/08/19/should-stretch-your-budget-to-buy-home/#ixzz2ccacoLhn

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4 to Watch: Do Non-Compete Agreements Hurt Innovation in the U.S.?

http://www.foxbusiness.com/personal-finance/2013/08/21/4-to-watch-do-non-compete-agreements-hurt-innovation-in-us/?intcmp=trending href=”http://video.foxbusiness.com”amp;gt;video.foxbusiness.comamp;lt;/aamp;gt; Numerous experts say the key to a thriving economy is small business. But what happens if your big employer stops you from starting your own company? Non-compete agreements are becoming more common – and some say they pose … Continue reading

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Credit Card Debt: Falling, But Still Very High

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2013/08/21/credit-card-debt-falling-but-still-very-high/ Consumer credit card debt in the U.S. has been edging down in recent years after peaking in July 2008 at $1 trillion (about the size of Mexico’s annual GDP). According to data from the Federal Reserve, as of July … Continue reading

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What’s the Right Mortgage for You?

Every year, millions of people get a mortgage, even though they are complicated and can be anxiety-inducing. But how did they do it? What was the most important factor in their decision? Are they happy with their decision? To find … Continue reading

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4 Unconventional Majors That Can Help You Thrive in Entrepreneurship

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Tips for Going Back to Work After Retirement

Lack of savings, rising health-care costs and prolonged life expectancy are forcing more Americans to remain in the workforce for longer than previous generations and re-enter it during their golden years. A 2013 retirement study from Merrill Lynch revealed more … Continue reading

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Deciding on 10 or 15 Year for Refinance

Dear Dr. Don, My husband and I are refinancing our home. We can’t decide between a 10-year or 15-year mortgage. We can afford either loan term with a refinance. As of this writing, rates currently are 3.49% for the 10-year … Continue reading

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