Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

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Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

Help! Verizon Lost My Cable Box & Is Charging Me $2K

Question: Help! Verizon lost the cable boxes and remotes I returned to it via UPS after I moved out of my apartment. Now it’s trying to stick me with a $2,000 bill, even though UPS tracking showed it had been delivered, and even though the Verizon representative I spoke to agreed and updated my account… Read More

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

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Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump’s Position on Student Loans May Surprise You

Donald Trump seems to be on the side of many indebted Americans — and some Democrats, actually — that the government shouldn’t profit from student loans, according to an interview he gave to The Hill. The Republican presidential hopeful generally hasn’t attracted descriptions like “empathetic” and “relatable,” but Trump’s opinion on federal student loan profits… Read More

What Will Leave a Black Mark on My Credit Report?

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What Will Leave a Black Mark on My Credit Report?

What Will Leave a Black Mark on My Credit Report?

When you’re looking to apply for a loan, lenders place a major emphasis on your credit report. Your credit history includes your amount of debt and payment history, as well as other factors, and lenders look to your past credit behavior to see whether you’ll be a good credit risk going forward. There are some… Read More

5 Credit Cards for Animal Lovers

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5 Credit Cards for Animal Lovers

5 Credit Cards for Animal Lovers

Do you count your pets as family members? Are you confused about why you’re unable to claim you dogs as dependents on your taxes? If so, then you are a dedicated animal lover, and you probably want to express your passion in any way you can. One of the ways you can show your love… Read More

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

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Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover Eliminates Some Credit Card Perks

Discover is “streamlining” cardholder benefits, eliminating some perks that offered customers help in times of emergency. Starting Aug. 1, consumers with Discover credit cards will no longer have access to 24/7 travel assistance, which is essentially a hotline to help you deal with a slew of travel issues you may encounter; baggage delay insurance, which covers… Read More

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

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A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

A Guide to Budgeting for Baby Boomers

In retirement, taking it easy is becoming a lot harder to do. Take, for example, the most disconcerting finding of Allianz Life Insurance Company’s recently published Generations Apart Study. Nearly half of the 2,000 baby boomers (ages 49 to 67) and Generation Xers (ages 35 to 48) who were surveyed now regard credit cards as… Read More

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

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3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

3 Benefits of Thrift-Store Shopping

Making new purchases can make us feel good — but our wallets may feel differently. Luckily, there are bargain options to help satisfy your mind and your wallet simultaneously. Thrift stores are the most glamorous shopping venues, but you might be surprised at what you find. If you need some convincing, check out the multitude of reasons… Read More

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

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5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

5 Ways to Make Living on a Budget More Fun

If you think the words budget and fun don’t belong in the same sentence, you may be looking at budgeting all wrong. Sure, living on a budget isn’t as fun as going to an all-inclusive resort for a week wearing your new pair of shoes, but it doesn’t have to be drudgery either. In fact,… Read More

Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

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Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

Can I Walk Away From My House After Bankruptcy?

Bankruptcy and foreclosure can each have serious negative consequences for your credit scores. But what if you experience one and then the other? Is it a double-whammy? Our reader Brent went through bankruptcy nearly seven years ago, and did not reaffirm his mortgage. But he continued to make his mortgage payments, and is still living… Read More

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