Category archives for: Finance

Prepaid Tuition…. An Alluring Pitch

The prepaid programs that allow you to pay for college at today’s rates to be able to avoid future increases when your child does go to college may be too good to be true.

Is Flipping Real Estate A Thing Of The Past?

“The days of flipping real estate, commercial or otherwise are pretty much over,” says Tom Casey, a certified financial planner at Casey Thomas & Associates, who advises his clients on real estate.

Student Lender Nelnet Settles Lawsuit

Although student lender Nelnet did not admit any wrongdoing, they said Friday it agreed to pay $55 million to settle a whistle-blower lawsuit accusing the company and nine other lenders of defrauding the U.S. government out of $1 billion.

Foreclosures Up 9% From June

Homeowners with good credit who took out conventional, fixed-rate loans are becoming the fastest growing group of foreclosures.

Insurance Coverage is Different for an Unoccupied Home

The standard homeowners policies are designed to cover homes that are occupied. Depending on your insurer, the amount of time your home can be left unoccupied will vary.

Food Costs Could Be Higher by the End of Year

“Although the projected harvests in North America appear strong, and global stockpiles are significant, there’s no doubt that higher prices are here to stay for the foreseeable future,”

Investors Wait on Fed’s Decision

The Fed’s assessment of the economy and its decision for any plans relating to resuming stimulus measures will be told after Tuesday’s meeting.

Enough High-paying Jobs

Over the past year, 352,000 high paying jobs in industries such as construction and manufacturing have been lost while the economy has added only 117,000 jobs.

Unemployment Weighs on the Market as Stocks End Lower

Concerns about unemployment weigh on the market as stocks end lower on Friday.

HAMP Homeowners

The number of homeowners who fell behind on their mortgage payments even after receiving government help had been underestimated by the Obama administration, which they did acknowledge on Friday.

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