The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Managing Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

The Secret Way to Get Rid of an Old Debt

Resolving a collection account can feel like lifting a weight off your shoulders: You can finally move on. But what happens when it comes back to haunt you again? Can you ever really put a bad debt behind you? A reader with the screen name “Frustrated” shared their story on the Credit.com blog: We used a… Read More

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Personal Finance

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

5 Signs You Have the Wrong Retirement Plan

Are you winging it when it comes to planning for retirement? Do you have a sinking feeling that something’s not right? Here are five signs you have the wrong retirement plan, and what you can do about it. 1. You’re Paying More Than 1% in Fees It may not sound like a lot, but it… Read More

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Mortgages

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Why Refinancing Isn’t As Easy As You Think

Homeowners who haven’t gone touched their mortgage in recent years are often astonished at the amount of paperwork they’ll need in the refinancing process today. If you haven’t refinanced or gotten a mortgage in the past five years, here’s what you need to know to get up to speed. Paperwork to Compile Scrounging up supporting documentation for… Read More

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

6 Patriotic Credit Cards

As Americans celebrate Independence Day, we are thankful for our freedom and grateful to all of those who help to defend it. While we will express our gratitude in many important ways, some may also wish to use a credit card from an institution that is supporting our troops in some way. Before you apply for any credit card, it’s a… Read More

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Personal Finance

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

4 Furniture Shopping Gotchas

Buying furniture has always been a perilous, complex affair. You don’t buy a couch the way you buy a television or a laptop computer. You can’t carry the couch out of the store with you (most of the time). Heck, usually you don’t really have a great idea when the couch will get to your… Read More

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Personal Finance

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

My Gift Card Was Frozen. Is My Money Gone Forever?

Question: I am writing to you with the hope of recovering my eBay gift card balance for $135, which is linked to my frozen PayPal account. I bought a $500 eBay gift card from a Safeway store and used $365 of it for a purchase through PayPal. The PayPal account was frozen. Now I can’t… Read More

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