February

Blog Posts in February, 2014

  • Earlier this month, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York released data about the amount of debt that Americans are currently juggling and struggling to overcome. That new data suggests that consumers have run up more personal debt than they have ...
  • The natural response to a phone call from a debt collector is to ignore it. After all, that's what voice mail is for, right? In my opinion, it's better to answer the phone. Here's why: 1. You need to know who is calling and how the call ...
  • The nation’s largest banks have been under fire for several years now due to shady, unethical and even illegal lending practices. However, a new group of lenders is currently coming under fire for engaging in the same kinds of practices. These ...
  • When a loved one dies, the emotional toll that this loss can take on you can understandably leave you feeling incapable of handling the everyday tasks of life for a little while. This kind of emotional and physical draining that accompanies the loss ...
  • A great deal of controversy surrounded the creation of the Affordable Care Act. This piece of legislation, also known as “Obamacare” remains a subject of controversy for various reasons even though it has been passed successfully, has ...
  • Zombie Foreclosures Are Back -- Again

    The Woodstock Institute recently revived the concept of zombie foreclosures and mortgages by issuing a new report. The report details the patterns of zombie properties in Cook County. For those who aren't familiar with the term, zombie properties ...