Credit/Debt

 

Free or Cheap Financial Help for People In Over Their Head

9:27 am, April 23, 2014

The good news is that bankruptcy went down to the tune of 13 percent in 2013. The bad news is that there were still over one million personal bankruptcies in 2013.
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When Debt Turns to Shame

8:40 am, April 23, 2014

When asked what they are most embarrassed to admit, 37% of consumers say credit card debt.

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Understanding Your Credit Card Rewards Program

8:01 am, April 21, 2014

If you're like a lot of people, you have trouble understanding your credit card rewards program. Not understanding how a credit card rewards system works can defeat ...

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Consumer Credit Card Debt Dropped in February

2:02 pm, April 17, 2014

Consumers owed less on their credit cards in February, according to a report from the Federal Reserve, showing signs of a more risk averse consumer.

 

In Search of a Free Checking Account: Is It Time to Join a Credit Union?

10:34 am, April 15, 2014

It rankles. You put your money in an account at a bank, you know they use it, and still they want $10 or maybe $15 from you every month, for the privilege of parking ...

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God Is Real, And He's Suing Equifax

1:56 pm, April 11, 2014

In a divine lawsuit, a man whose legal first name is "God" has filed a lawsuit against the consumer credit reporting agency.

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Prepaid Debit Cards Are Still Charging You Fees

3:55 pm, April 07, 2014

The prepaid debit card marketplace shifts constantly, but 83% of prepaid debit cards still charge monthly fees.

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Man Achieves Perfect Credit Score, Issues Press Release

9:27 am, April 07, 2014

It is estimated that less than 2/10ths of 1% of U.S. consumers have a perfect credit score.

 

Janet Yellen on Main Street: A Simplified Guide

4:45 pm, March 31, 2014

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen discussed her practical Main Street outlook for policymaking in her first public speech today since taking the helm of the central ...

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The Downward Debt Spiral

2:18 pm, March 31, 2014

While most everyone knows payday loans are not sound financial planning, a new study sheds light on just how often these loans lead to a downward spiral of debt.
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