Personal Finance: Women and Money

By Bahiyah Shabazz, MBA

Check out current events for Women and Money.  Women are rapidly increasing in investing and making decisions that will impact their future. They are taking control of their own lives while making sure there is a secure financial future in the forecast.

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Capital One to pay $210 million in fines

One of the nation’s largest credit card lenders, Capital One, pressured and misled its consumers into adding on products such as payment protection and credit card monitoring during the activation process.

Consumers with low scores or low credit limits were led to believe the additional products would assist to improve their credit score. Each were misinformed about the features of the product and told it was required.

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Payday loans are costing its consumers hundreds in fees

Millions of consumers have turned to short term payday loans seeking fast relief but struggling to repay the loan for months. Although marketing advertise that payday loans are short term and acquired in the event of an emergency, studies have shown that most consumers are using payday loans for daily living expenses.

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Wall Street believes ‘Your House’ is a hot investment

Before the economic crash in 2008, Americans were buying real estate as an investment. It was not unlikely to rent from a landlord who owned three houses in more than one state. Today, ownership has changed and homeowners are attempting to stay out of foreclosure.

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“Love yourself enough to support yourself.” Bahiyah Shabazz

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