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Stop Foreclosure–Save Your House and Your Credit

Friday, May 30th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Millions of homes in America are threatened by Foreclosure. Attorney Merle Horwitz and Realtor William Dorich show people how to save both their home and their credit. "Defeat Foreclosure" is an easy to understand guide that can help anyone nationwide navigate the foreclosure maze and/or stop foreclosure completely. For more information go to: http://www.defeatforeclosure.org.

Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) May 28, 2008 -- A major financial crisis looms as property values drop and the number of home mortgage foreclosures skyrocket across the nation. "In some areas of the country this problem has reached epidemic proportions," according to Los Angeles-based attorney and author Merle Horwitz. "In some cases the problem has been fueled by blatantly dishonest mortgage brokers who need to be held accountable."

HNews Imageorwitz, along with real estate expert and co-author William Dorich, have created "Defeat Foreclosure" a guide designed to help homeowners protect themselves and their credit as they deal with this unscrupulous foreclosure schemes. "Homeowners have more power than they realize," said Dorich in a telephone interview from his real estate office in Beverly Hills. "We can show honest Americans how to beat foreclosure completely by using the simple steps in this new book."

"As home values continue to decline at alarming rates more and more people will face the prospect of foreclosure," said Vince Malta, 2006 President of the California Association of Realtors. "This book intelligently and concisely lays out the viable options available to homeowners at risk of losing their homes."

For more information go to http://www.DefeatForeclosure.org.

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Expert Women’s Panel Puts Chicago on the Map

Friday, May 30th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

Lobbying Washington surfaces at S.USA’s Chicago Women’s Financial Roundtable as leading women discussed business, finances, and how to educate and empower women in the midst of challenging times.

Chicago, IL (Vocus/PRWEB ) May 29, 2008 -- S.USA Life Insurance Company, Inc., a leading financial services provider committed to the financial education of women nationwide, held its first Chicago Women’s Financial Empowerment Roundtable, Tuesday, May 21, 2008. The event, held at the Palmer House Hilton, was open to women of all backgrounds and took place in a non-traditional, conversational and educational forum. An expert panel addressed topics related to women and the importance of financial planning and security.

(S.USA Women's Financial Empowerment Roundtable Panelists, standing left to right) Deane Brown, Emilia DiMenco, Anne Ladky, Vikki Pryor, Cristina Benitez, Lindsay Tilchen Johnson, Marian Carrington
(S.USA Women's Financial Empowerment Roundtable Panelists, standing left to right) Deane Brown, Emilia DiMenco, Anne Ladky, Vikki Pryor, Cristina Benitez, Lindsay Tilchen Johnson, Marian Carrington

“The information and messages were informative, powerful, and clear - you can take control of your financial life, build for your future, and realize your power. And, you must start today,” said S.USA President and CEO Vikki Pryor.

Lindsay Tilchen Johnson, Vice President, Tilchen Corporation, stressed the importance of having a financial plan. “Feel empowered to take control of your finances and your career,” said Tilchen Johnson. “And, remember, you don’t have to be a millionaire to become a multi-millionaire.” Attorney Deane Brown, partner with Beermann Swerdlove, LLP, reinforced Tilchen Johnson’s point on the importance of having a financial plan. She touched on the sensitive topic of women distributing their wealth and possessions after death and urged every woman present to have a will drawn up immediately.

An Executive Vice President with Harris Bank, Emilia DiMenco spoke on the topic of money and banking. “The greatest issue of concern in our society today is financial education,” said DiMenco. “You must seek the channels, the experts, and the information to educate yourself because education brings empowerment.” She told the audience that they must develop a relationship with a banker, be informed, plan, and pursue promotions and services. She assured participants that in doing so they would learn to control their finances so that their finances don’t control them.

With respect to the job market, Marian Carrington, Principal at executive search firm Carrington & Carrington, Ltd. encouraged audience participants to be proactive. “Contact potential employers, explore the market, and be prepared,” said Carrington. “Be ready should you get the tap; have a plan, and consult an expert.” Cristina Benitez, president of Lazos Latinos and author, Latinization…How Latino Culture is Transforming the U.S., talked of the challenges of starting a woman-owned business. Benitez spoke of the need to believe; in oneself and one’s passion, and called for each woman participating to be authentic. Said Benitez, “You must use your top three resources if you are to succeed in starting your business. Every woman, because she is innate in having the distinction of being a woman, is her own top resource.” She went on to say that it is imperative that women should find and affiliate themselves with a reputable network of executive women and take advantage of a women’s development center.

Anne Ladky, executive director of Women Employed, challenged the audience to get involved in their communities and local and national governments. “We have solved issues that weren’t even named 35 years ago; women are a force like never before, and we must make certain we are heard,” said Ladky. “When asked for her final word Ladky said, “Do something; anything! Talk to people, vote and get your friends to vote.”

The Roundtable committed to reconvene May 19, 2009 and is considering assembling a group of women leaders to lobby Washington on behalf of women regarding financial empowerment. In closing the panel made two conclusions. The financial advancement of women is a compelling topic which must be addressed, and women in the Chicago community can have an impact on and be the voice for women across the country.

About SBLI USA/S.USA

S.USA Life Insurance Company, Inc. is a subsidiary of SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. SBLI USA and its subsidiaries are licensed in 49 states, the District of Columbia, the U.S. Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. With more than $15.9 billion of insurance in force, $1.5 billion in assets, $129 million in surplus capital, 200 associates and over 300,000 policyholders, the company is committed to offering affordable, flexible and easy-to-access products through a variety of integrated channels, including direct mail, telemarketing, a bilingual Web site, licensed agents, and walk-in Customer Centers.

SBLI USA prides itself in its diverse workforce, which extends from the mailroom to the boardroom. The Company is comprised of 58% women with 48% in management roles and 37% in officer roles. Further, 45% of its Board of Directors is women.

SBLI USA Mutual Life Insurance Company, Inc. is the parent company to SBLI USA Holdings, Inc., which owns subsidiary companies S.USA Life Insurance Company, Inc., and SBLI USA Diversified Services Company, Inc. To learn more please visit www.sbliusa.com.

For more Information:
Sue Busby
312.777.2428
sbusby @ sbliusa.com

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myUsearch Announces Scholarship for Students Frustrated With College Admissions

Friday, May 30th, 2008 | Financial Press Release

College matching service, myUsearch.com, will award a $1000 scholarship to the student with the best ideas to improve college admissions.

Boulder, CO (PRWEB) May 21, 2008 -- As high school seniors approach graduation, students and parents can finally breathe a sigh of relief. The college admissions process is finally over. Those countless hours spent agonizing over SAT scores, college essays and admissions standards have finally come to an end. Unfortunately, getting accepted to college is only the first battle...figuring out how to pay for it can be even worse. To numb the pain, college matching service, myUsearch, has launched a college scholarship that asks students to tell the story of their excruciating college admissions process and suggest ways for colleges to make it better.

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Last year's college admissions were reported to be more competitive than ever. The acceptance rates at Yale, Harvard, and Columbia fell below 10 percent for fall 2007 admissions and state schools are becoming much more difficult to get into. This has left many students with shattered dreams and dimmed expectations for the 2008 school year.

"The college admissions process has this smoke and mirrors aspect to it", says Derek Kraus, founder of myUsearch. "Students have to jump through hoops and they are often left with no idea why they did or did not get in to the college of their choice. By offering this scholarship, we will give students a forum to voice their frustrations with the application process, and hopefully this will start the dialogue needed to convince schools to make the appropriate changes."

This 1000 dollar college scholarship will be open to students starting college in 2008. The scholarship is financial need based, requiring a household income of less than 100,000 dollars. To apply for this and any other open scholarships, students must complete the myUsearch questionnaire and meet the requirements of the available college scholarships.

About myUsearch, LLC:
myUsearch, LLC is an unbiased online resource dedicated to objectively matching students to schools and providing fair and accurate college enrollment information. The myUsearch Smart Questionnaire determines the needs of students in order to accurately match them with any of the 3,400+ colleges in the company database. The myUsearch blog offers an honest view of colleges and the college enrollment process. myUsearch offers students a completely honest and objective match by providing the names of matching colleges regardless of their willingness to pay for a listing, and allowing only the schools that match the students' criteria to contact them. For further information, please visit www.myUsearch.com.

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