Finance


Tax Credits for Working Single Mothers

Last updated: June 16, 2014 by Dawn

For millions of American families — especially those headed by single women, there are, however, some useful tax breaks that can significantly lower the amount of taxes to pay. And, in some cases, give cash refunds to families in jobs that pay too little to live on.


FHFA: More Troubled Homes Soon to Qualify for “Short Sales”

Last updated: August 30, 2012 by Dawn

If your home is underwater, meaning that you owe more money than your home is actually worth, then you may get a break come November 1 of this year. The Federal Housing Finance Authority (FHFA) has recently announced that homeowners paying off mortgages to Fannie Mae and/or Freddie Mac can put their homes up for […]


Campus Debit Cards: Friend or Foe?

Last updated: August 16, 2012 by Dawn

Overdraft fees. Insufficient funds fees. Reloading fees. Transaction fees. Abandoned account fees. Account closure fees. Check fees. Replacement card fees. Balance inquiry fees. Dispute fees. Transfer fees. Fees for using another bank’s ATM. Even closure fees. You will inevitably have to pay some (or all) of these if you decide to take on a campus […]


5 Money Tips for Single Mothers

Last updated: May 15, 2012 by Dawn

For single moms, it can be especially difficult to juggle full-time parenting with a full-time job. For many, it’s one heck of a challenge to find the time to devote to long-term financial planning. And here are a few simple tips to help you get started.


Foreclosure Prevention Counseling Could Save Your Home

Last updated: May 3, 2012 by Dawn

Don’t let your pride get the better of you – foreclosure prevention counseling could mean the difference between saving your home and slipping into foreclosure. But what exactly should you expect in the counseling process? Here’s the short version: you explain the circumstances why you can’t make your payments, and the foreclosure counselor shows you […]