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VA Home Loan Program Training


August 15, 2013

The Department of Veteran’s Affairs – St. Paul Regional Loan Center recently partnered with the AFCPE to provide training on the VA home loan program.  The four session webinar series was a great...

5 Saving for College Basics


August 13, 2013

It’s no secret that today’s college graduates are drowning in student debt. And even though the government recently voted to keep student loan interest rates relatively low, there’s no guarantee...

How Much is Credit Card Debt Costing You?


August 06, 2013

Credit card debt – it’s something that hangs over many Americans. According to the Federal Reserve, in April 2013 the average credit card debt equaled $3,364 per U.S. adult. This assumes that EVERY...

Practical Steps for Coping with and Getting Out of Debt


August 05, 2013

At some point, you’ll realize that the debt you’re carrying has gotten way out of hand. You may have a bit of a panic attack when that moment comes. You may feel a bit trapped. Take a breath. You...

Should You Pay to Monitor Your Credit Score?


June 26, 2013

Back in 2006, The New York Times reported that the credit monitoring business was making nearly a billion dollars a year selling their services to individuals. These services purport to notify you...

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