HCSO looking for men who robbed cash advance store

by admin on September 30th, 2014

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HARRIS COUNTY, Texas –

The Harris County Sheriffs Office is looking for two men who robbed a cash advance store.

The incident happened around 3 pm on July 28 on the 10800 block of West FM 1960.

Authorities say the men entered the store pretending to be customers. Thats when one of the men pulled out a handgun and demanded a store employee to the floor.

I had perfect finances – until I was stuck with another’s debt

by admin on September 30th, 2014

filed under Finances

On Wednesday, financial watchdogs begin the process of bringing to heel around
50,000 firms that inhabit the shadowy world of credit and debt. Each firm
will be scrutinised and subject to tough new rules. Consumers will also be
protected by the Financial Ombudsman Service.

AdviceIQ: Divorce and elder-care finances

by admin on September 30th, 2014

filed under Finances

A confluence of circumstances can conspire against marriage among older couples: longevity, soaring elder-care costs and a lack of long-term care (LTC) insurance. Divorce, even if painful, may hurt less than living in near poverty until

Medicaid

finally kicks in to cover an ill spouse.

Medicare insurance only covers up to 100 days of nursing care. If you or your spouse need nursing or LTC, you either pay out of pocket until your assets fall below a low threshold or tap your LTC insurance.

LTC is not medical care, but help with personal tasks of everyday life. More than 11 million Americans need LTC now and total costs can easily hit six figures: Average need for care...

Cash Home Sales, While High, Are Falling

by admin on September 29th, 2014

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The share of homes being purchased without a mortgage remains high, historically speaking, but it is beginning to edge down.

One-third of homes sold in July were all-cash deals, according to data from CoreLogic, a real estate data firm. The all-cash share of sales tends to fall in the spring and summer, when traditional, mortgage-dependent buyers tend to account for a higher share of sales.

But even after taking those seasonal factors into account, the all-cash share of sales has normally accounted for around a quarter of all home sales. Over the past year, all-cash sales have accounted for around 37% of all sales, down from a peak of around 43% in late 2011 and early 2012, when...

Why you may need to sell out to grow up!

by admin on September 29th, 2014

filed under Personal Funding

Many times, savvy fleet owners know they could reach the next level of success– if they just had the financial resources. This is when it may make perfect sense to sell part of the company.

There are six really good reasons why you may need to sell out to grow up!

  1. When your company needs more cash to purchase equipment needed to win larger contracts or serve a growing market.
  2. When you need a larger team to take your services or products into another region or even nationwide.
  3. When you need to reach new markets, but lack the sales and marketing ability...

    Debt consolidation on the rise

    by admin on September 29th, 2014

    filed under Debt Consolidation

    Remortgaging, or its bigger cousin, debt consolidation, is becoming more prevalent in the UAE as regulations that protect the customer are put into place. Financial advisers have reported a dramatic increase in refinancing in the last quarter.
    Sam Wani, General Manager of Mortgage Advisory at Independent Finance tells GN Focus, “Last month during Ramadan, which is traditionally a slow month, 60 per cent of our business was remortgaging. It was also the best month we have seen in the past three to four years.”
    Detailed credit reports
    Market watchers say debt consolidation activity, which means combining several loans into a single new loan, will be further boosted...

    Bandits Steal Berlin IPhone Cash, Showing Payment Hurdle

    by admin on September 28th, 2014

    filed under Business Loans

    If bandits rob banks because that’s where the money is, then it makes sense to hold up an Apple Store in Germany on the day after a new iPhone is released — because that’s where the cash is.

    Late Saturday afternoon, with would-be iPhone buyers still queuing in front of Apple Inc.’s marble-and-glass emporium on Berlin’s Kurfuerstendamm, three masked gunmen stormed a security company’s van that was hauling away the pile of euros the store had taken in over the weekend.

    One reason the outlet had so much cash on hand: Germans are famously behind much of the developed world in credit- and debit-card payments, with cash still used in more than...

    Memories of Johnny Cash

    by admin on September 28th, 2014

    filed under Business Loans

    DYESS — If anyone else had grown up there, the small wood-frame house wouldn’t garner a second look. Standing alone off a gravel road among acres of farmland without anything else nearby, the house seems lonesome at 4791 W. County Road 924, about 50 miles southeast of Jonesboro.

    But company’s coming. And lots of it, writes Linda Haymes in Tuesday’s Style section.

    This 1,120-square-foot white clapboard house with forest green shutters and window boxes, be it ever so humble, is where country music legend Johnny Cash spent his formative years. Those involved in the project say the Historic Dyess Colony restoration and Johnny Cash Boyhood Home museum hope...

    Student Debt and Consolidation

    by admin on September 27th, 2014

    filed under Debt Consolidation


    Dave Ramsey says: Time shares can limit travel flexibility

    by admin on September 27th, 2014

    filed under Debt Consolidation

    Dear Dave,

    Some friends recently offered me a time share. Its an older place on the beach, and theyve had it for about 20 years. Id have to pay a transfer fee of $100, plus a yearly association fee of $500. I know youre not a big fan of time shares, but does this deal sound okay?

    Jill

    Dear Jill,

    In essence, youre looking at $500 a week. I know the $500 is technically an annual association fee, but youre basically paying $500 for your week at the time share. And in the future, say five years from now, the association fee could increase. You might be paying $1,000 a year at that point again, for your week.

    In actuality, the numbers youre talking about right...