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March 6th, 2013

Asking for help in obtaining a loan, or considering helping a loved one yourself by being a co-signer is often an uncomfortable—and inherently risky—situation. This happens to many people at some point, and they often agree to co-signing a loan because the person that asks is someone very close that they believe they can trust. It usually happens in the case of children who have not built up any credit but wish to get a loan for a car, or spouses with bad credit who need to make a major purchase. No matter who is asking you to co-sign, you need to do your research before you agree, and in many cases—as hard as it will be—you should decline to co-sign. We’ll look at what co-signing is, how it affects the co-signer and everything that can go wrong.

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February 12th, 2013

Unfortunately, if you’re not prepared for loss of income or a huge expense, you can encounter a time in your life when you will fall behind on your payments to creditors. The good news is that you’re not in a hopeless situation and you have options to help you through this tough time. The best thing to educate yourself on first is your rights when it comes to creditors; after we go over this, we’ll look at the options that available to you when you get behind on paying down debt.

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January 23rd, 2013

These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today’s market action.

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January 22nd, 2013

These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today’s market action.

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January 21st, 2013

Though you may be in wedded bliss, the facts are that nearly half of marriages end in divorce. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, based on data gathered between 2006 and 2010, over the course of 20 years, 48% of women will have some sort of marriage disruption, be it a separation or divorce. The same source gives an 86% probability that a separation will lead to divorce. Divorce is an issue that affects many people in the U.S., and aside from the obvious emotional toll it takes on a family, it can also lead to large financial issues for the couple involved. We’ll be looking at how divorce affects debt, what you can do, and finally look at some of the startling figures of how divorce can affect your finances.

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January 20th, 2013

A car accident is, at worst, a life changing event that involves much personal, emotional and economic hardship, and, at best, a bureaucratic and financial nightmare. In 2009, the US Census Bureau reported that that were 10.8 million car accidents in the US. That means that roughly every thirtieth person in the country will at least get into a fender bender sometime over the next year. Even if you’re in a very mild accident, it can have a huge psychological effect, and you won’t be in a clear-thinking state. This lack of mental stability can lead to a more difficult and costly aftermath than what could happen if you follow a standardized checklist. The following list goes over everything you should do following an accident, and will work to keep you in the best spot legally and financially.

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January 18th, 2013

These were some of the biggest dividend stock performers on the upside and the downside in today’s market action.

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December 18th, 2012

It’s been said that there are only two guarantees in life: death and taxes. Sometimes the two even go hand in hand. Read on to learn more about important tax issues as they relate to dividend investing and other important aspects of your financial life.

December 18th, 2012

The American dream has always included owning a home, but when so many folks have the bulk of their lifetime earnings tied up in their homes, many problems can arise. Plus, investing in real estate can be a very dangerous proposition. Below you’ll find some great tips on how to get the most out of your current living arrangement, as well as some real estate investment ideas to consider (and ones to avoid).

December 18th, 2012

“No one will ever care more about your money than you!” — famous words coined by Dividend.com founder and CEO Paul Rubillo. Below you’ll find some helpful articles on how to best save, invest, and spend your hard-earned money.

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