Strange But True Stories of Debt Collection

Managing Debt

Strange But True Stories of Debt Collection

Strange But True Stories of Debt Collection

In 2005, our reader who goes by the screen name “frustrated in California” stopped paying on one of his credit cards. Now, nearly 10 years later, a collection agency is suing him and claims he made a payment of $200 in October 2010. He wrote: I know I did not make any payment, and under pressure, (the… Read More

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

Credit Cards

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

13 Retailers Where You Can Use Apple Pay Today

Apple Pay is now available to some iPhone and iPad users, with Monday marking the start of Apple’s new mobile payment system many have dubbed “the credit card killer.” CEO Tim Cook announced the program launch at a company event Oct. 16, about a month after unveiling the newest iPhones and the Apple Watch. The… Read More

7 Money Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Marriage

Personal Loans

7 Money Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Marriage

7 Money Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Marriage

Are you wondering whether you and your betrothed will have a love that lasts a lifetime? Then you need to forget about the kids, the in-laws and the s-e-x for a minute. When it comes to whether you’ll remain together until death do you part, it’s all about the Benjamins. Yes, we’re talking money here,… Read More

When Internet Ads Attack

Identity Theft

When Internet Ads Attack

When Internet Ads Attack

Malicious advertising, or malvertising, continues to pose a profound hazard, making visits to some of the Internet’s most popular websites a dicey proposition. Cisco researchers have identified a criminal ring, christened the “Kyle and Stan” Malvertising Network, that distributes sophisticated, mutating malware to Windows and even Mac computers. Malicious ads that come and go are… Read More

4 Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Buying a Home

Mortgages

4 Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Buying a Home

4 Things You Shouldn’t Overlook When Buying a Home

The process of homebuying can be overwhelming — from figuring out how much house you can afford to determining what you truly need in that home. Between all the numbers and logistics, it is easy to leave a few things off the checklist. Check out the below list of common things buyers overlook so you don’t. Environmental… Read More

Even Obama’s Credit Card Has Been Declined

Credit Cards

Even Obama’s Credit Card Has Been Declined

Even Obama’s Credit Card Has Been Declined

Following a speech Friday at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in which President Obama discussed an executive order that would require security upgrades to government-issued debit and credit cards, the commander in chief shared one of his own experiences with credit cards… and not a positive one. He discussed an awkward moment at a restaurant… Read More

How Soon Can I Buy a House After Bankruptcy or Foreclosure?

Mortgages

How Soon Can I Buy a House After Bankruptcy or Foreclosure?

How Soon Can I Buy a House After Bankruptcy or Foreclosure?

Bouncing back from bankruptcy or foreclosure takes time. But that doesn’t mean you have to shelve your homebuying aspirations for some interminable stretch. They’re called “boomerang buyers” for a reason. Consumers may be able to close on a home loan just a couple years removed from one (or both) of these fiscal hiccups. A lot… Read More

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