Dealing with debt after a death

*+-The debt individuals leave behind when they pass away can be a difficult issue for friends and family. There is a specific process for sorting out the debts a person owes, but many creditors try to bypass the process. The status of debt Debt is an individual financial responsibility. When a person dies, the responsibility

Zero job growth in August affects workers and the unemployed

*+-No new jobs were added to the U.S. economy in August. Unemployment figures have stalled at 9.1 percent as the nation’s economic recovery remains stagnant. Not only does this bode poorly for those seeking work, it negatively affects the employed as well. First time since World War II The Bureau of Labor Statistics Friday reported

TripAdvisor under fire; accused of posting fake reviews

*+-Consumers may want to think twice before funneling their hard-earned dollars into travel and restaurant destinations suggested by TripAdvisor, reports The Telegraph. The travel review website is being investigated by the Advertising Standards Authority after a flood of complaints. Thousands of hotels and restaurants claim that TripAdvisor’s reviews are either fake or unnecessarily defamatory. TripAdvisor

Death penalty too expensive for some of the United States

*+-According a 2008 study by the Death Penalty Information Center, California spends $137 million per year on capital punishment cases, whereas life without parole would cost only $11.5 million. On average nationwide, it costs two to three times more for a death penalty case. The writing is on the wall, writes FOX News: The death

September is Life Insurance Awareness Month

*+-The number of Americans with life insurance coverage has reached its lowest point in 50 years. It’s hard to think about future needs when many of us are struggling to make ends meet today. The non-profit Life Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) is sponsoring Life Insurance Awareness Month this September to bring awareness to the