IllinoisTimes - Financial Fitness http://illinoistimes.com/articles.sec-111-1-financial-fitness.html Fri, 25 Jul 14 00:00:00 -0500 en hourly 1 Don’t blame community banks - Local banks didn't cause the financial crisis, but they pay for it through increased regulation http://illinoistimes.com/article-9528-donrst-blame-community-banks.html Don’t blame community banks - Local banks didn't cause the financial crisis, but they pay for it through increased regulation
It could have been avoided.The housing crash, the widespread home foreclosures, the credit crisis, the rampant bank closures, and ultimately the Great Recession of the past four years never had to hap...]]>
How to manage personal debt http://illinoistimes.com/article-9529-how-to-manage-personal-debt.html How to manage personal debt
As if anyone needs their memory jogged, debt is a substantial problem for men and women living in fully developed countries. Estimates vary, but numerous surveys have indicated the average American ho...]]>
Simple ways to save money http://illinoistimes.com/article-9530-simple-ways-to-save-money.html Simple ways to save money
If the ongoing recession has taught people anything, it’s the need for saving money. Many people were caught off guard by the recession, and studies have shown just how little men and women had ...]]>
Plan ahead to survive the next recession http://illinoistimes.com/article-9531-plan-ahead-to-survive-the-next-recession.html Plan ahead to survive the next recession
The economy is still reeling from the recession, and the question of when the global economy’s struggles will end remains a mystery. One thing we do know is that when the economy does finally re...]]>