Surviving unemployment and financial debt

[--- Reading Time: 3 minutes ---]There are not many scarier things that can happen to a person. You’re already living paycheck to paycheck, when suddenly you find yourself out of a job. Unfortunately, it happens all the time. The unemployment rate in the Buffalo...

Save money, pay off debt in new year

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]Santa brought lots of gifts this year. Unfortunately, he also brought lots of credit card debt. But you can still get out of debt and save money in 2012. Lerone Harper, the education coordinator for Consumer Credit Counseling Services...

‘Help’ with tax debts can get you in deeper

[--- Reading Time: 4 minutes ---]You should apply the same skepticism to ads from companies that claim they can make your tax debts disappear. The ads, which also flourish on the radio and the Internet, typically claim that good folks who run these companies will...

When starting out, does debt come before savings?

[--- Reading Time: 2 minutes ---]QUESTION: I was fortunate enough to land a good job out of school. I’m earning roughly $50,000, but I funded my schooling primarily with loans. I would like to get rid of my loans as soon as possible, but I understand the value...