Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Students

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Will Going Back to School Solve Your Money Problems?

Returning to school is a big decision that often comes with a big price tag. Before you start school again, whether you are completing an undergraduate degree or going for graduate work, it’s a good idea to evaluate how you can best prepare to get the most out of it. 1. Consider the Investment For… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

If you haven’t had time to catch up on the Heartbleed news, we have some info for you. Credit.com Chairman Adam Levin gave a lot of advice to consumers concerned about the impact of Heartbleed, an Internet security vulnerability that affected about two-thirds of websites. Beyond the big news surrounding Heartbleed, Adam and Credit.com’s Director of… Read More

Will Bankruptcy Wipe Out All of My Debt?

Managing Debt

Will Bankruptcy Wipe Out All of My Debt?

Will Bankruptcy Wipe Out All of My Debt?

A reader, Susan, wondered if revised laws mean that bankruptcy no longer wipes out debt, and instead requires that debts be repaid. She wrote: You have to reorganize and pay what you owe, not wipe them out. Am I correct? Just asking. Glad you asked — it can be confusing, because it depends on what… Read More

4 Ways Peeps Are Like Payday Loans

Managing Debt

4 Ways Peeps Are Like Payday Loans

4 Ways Peeps Are Like Payday Loans

You see them at every grocery or drugstore checkout line — brightly colored Peeps calling to you from the display. Does anybody ever go to the store with Peeps on the list? Certainly nowhere near as many people as those who come home having purchased them. They’re not unlike payday loans — stay with me… Read More

How Should I Use My Bonus?

Personal Finance

How Should I Use My Bonus?

How Should I Use My Bonus?

Many companies are bringing back the bonus. If you are lucky enough to work for one of these companies, there are some ways you can maximize this extra money coming in. Don’t let the money disappear on you. 1. Assess the Situation Before you start treating everyone at the bar to drinks, take a step… Read More

Who Is Fair Isaac?

Credit Score

Who Is Fair Isaac?

Who Is Fair Isaac?

FICO is one of the best known names in the credit industry — it’s practically synonymous with credit scoring, despite the existence of hundreds of other scoring models. The first general-purpose credit score (Beacon at Equifax) came from FICO in 1989, effectively transforming the consumer lending landscape to heavily incorporate predictive analytics. Anyone who has… Read More

What Credit Cards Should I Avoid?

Credit Score

What Credit Cards Should I Avoid?

What Credit Cards Should I Avoid?

Between television commercials, and advertisements on the Internet and in your mailbox, there is no shortage of information about credit cards. But when it comes to determining which one you should get, a pretty good place to start, when sorting through the hundreds of cards on the market, is to eliminate those you should avoid…. Read More

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