Free legal help for Staten Island residents facing debt collections

Jan 12, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Staten Island residents subject to lawsuits from debt collection firms can now receive free help from the Staten Island Civil Legal Advice and Resource Office, according to the Staten Island Advance. The free service is a joint program from


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Auto financing remains favorable to consumers

Jan 12, 2011 Brian Bradley

With consumer spending on the rebound, auto dealers are hoping they will begin to see some of the activity that boosted retailers through the holiday season. That hope is buoyed by interest rates remaining at all-time lows, according to Bankrate.com.


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Business valuations key to profitability at selling time

Jan 12, 2011 Brian Bradley

Business owners considering selling their business should be aware of the important role a business valuation can play in the final price tag, writes Kristen Hampshire for SmartBusiness.com.Before executing a sale, an entrepreneur should engage


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Consumer credit delinquencies climb during third quarter

Jan 12, 2011 Brian Bradley

The rate of consumer credit delinquencies climbed during the third quarter of 2010, coinciding with stagnant job growth, according to new data from the American Bankers Association. Overall, delinquencies - which negatively affect consumer


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Data breaches more frequent in 2010

Jan 12, 2011 Brian Bradley

According to recent statistics, the number of people who fell victim to identity theft in the United States rose by nearly one-third from 2009 to 2010.The Identity Theft Resource Center reported there were 662 data breaches in the U.S. in 2010,


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