Category Archives: Personal Finance

Finding Missing Money Is One Way Chicago Residents Can Help Pay Off Debt

You know the thrill you get when you discover a $5 bill hiding in your pants pocket? Imagine how you’d feel if you found $500 in there. OK, so you’re not likely to stumble on half a grand in your jeans. But believe it or not, it’s not uncommon for folks to forget about similar… Read More »

Getting Credit Cards After Bankruptcy Easier Than Most Consumers Think

Filing for bankruptcy isn’t something to be taken lightly, but the consequences are not as dire as most consumers think. While many folks worry bankruptcy will be the end of their financial freedom, it could actually be a new beginning. Take unsecured credit offers, for example. It’s a commonly held belief that it will be… Read More »

Credit Card Debt, Student Debt Keeping Younger Generations From Building Wealth

Even though the average wealth of U.S. consumers is on the rise, younger generations of Americans are actually becoming less wealthy. How is that possible? While incomes are finally starting to pick up, workers are saving less – particularly younger workers. According to the New York Times, a recent study found that people under 40… Read More »

Without Good Debts, More Young Consumers Unable to Get Loans

Fewer young adults are in debt today than 10 years ago. But as it turns out, that may not be a good thing. It’s not that people in their 20s and 30s have become more financially responsible overnight. Rather, it’s that their fiscal behavior over the past decade has finally made it impossible for them… Read More »

Financial Aid Scams Take Advantage Of Chicago College Students

Getting a college degree is supposed to help you earn money – but lately, some students have been losing money thanks to a growing number of financial aid scams. For many folks out of work or looking for a way to boost their current income, going back to school seems like a logical solution. Problem… Read More »