Steps to becoming more financially secure are easier than you think!
Debt in America has risen by 23% in the past 6 years. If your debt levels are becoming a burden, here are a few tips to help.
Around 65% of college alumni who graduated from public and private nonprofit colleges in 2017 have student loan debt. Borrowers owe about an average of $28,650, which is 1% higher than the 2016 average.
Since 2015, debt and financial distress have been rising the fastest in zip codes that are in middle class and below areas. Debt and financial distress rose the slowest since 2015 for the wealthiest zip codes.
Sears and Kmart appear to have dodged a total shut down. The company will be sold to a hedge fund manager, if a Judge approves. This will allow the companies to continue operations on a smaller scale. The sale also prevents liquidation of many store locations, and would save roughly 50,000 jobs.
Emergency situations can continue long after you have left the E.R.- especially if you arrived via air-ambulance. The bills for such an endeavor can exceed tens of thousands of dollars. With air-ambulance debt collection agencies hounding patients, the months and years following an incident may prove to be the most stressful aspect of the experience.
Tax return season in 2019 is not doubt stacking up to be a logistical challenge. The IRS is currently one of the many government agencies furloughed by the shut down- but tax returns are still due on time. The IRS has just over half of it’s usual workforce returning, without pay, to begin processing tax […]
New scam techniques take advantage of social media; thieves learn personal details about their targets grandchildren to make phony ransom calls sound more believable. The calls are so convincing, they have even tricked those who worked in the security industry. As social media continues to expand and evolve, the necessity for combating this type of […]
Former AT&T employees are blowing the whistle on the company, accusing higher-ups at the telecommunications giant of pushing its sales team to aggressively sign up customers for its streaming service DirecTV Now, leading to consumers paying for unexpected charges. Hawaii News Now spoke with several AT&T employees, including some who were fired for engaging in the […]