The IRS Is Hiring Debt Collectors. Here’s What You Need to Know

Personal Finance

The IRS Is Hiring Debt Collectors. Here’s What You Need to Know

The IRS Is Hiring Debt Collectors. Here’s What You Need to Know

The Internal Revenue Service will soon begin using private collection firms for some overdue federal tax debts, the department announced Monday. The new program, authorized under a federal law enacted by Congress last December, is slated to begin next spring. Four private, debt-collection contractors — CBE Group, Conserve, Performant and Pioneer — have been designated to collect... Read More

LendUp to Refund $1.83 Million to Customers for Allegedly Falling Short of Payday Loan Promises

Personal Loans

LendUp to Refund $1.83 Million to Customers for Allegedly Falling Short of Payday Loan Promises

LendUp to Refund $1.83 Million to Customers for Allegedly Falling Short of Payday Loan Promises

If you’ve gotten a loan from LendUp, you might be entitled to a refund. Today, the San Francisco-based online lender Flurish, Inc., doing business as LendUp, was ordered to pay $3.6 million in refunds and civil penalties by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau for failing to deliver the promised benefits of its products. The CFPB... Read More

Can I Fix My Credit in a Week?

Credit 101

Can I Fix My Credit in a Week?

Can I Fix My Credit in a Week?

If you’re getting ready to apply for a car loan, mortgage or credit card, you may have heard it’s a good idea to check your credit before doing so. But, waiting until the last minute to check your credit before applying may have you surprised — if you find you have low credit scores for... Read More

4 Bank Perks You Probably Don’t Know About

Personal Finance

4 Bank Perks You Probably Don’t Know About

4 Bank Perks You Probably Don’t Know About

Whether you’ve got the big bucks or are working on it, it’s nice to know that some banks out there roll out the red carpet for loyal customers. Not only do they promise to manage your funds smartly, they offer a variety of services to make the experience that much better. Here, we’ve outlined some of... Read More

4 Times Trump & Clinton Talked Money in the Presidential Debate

Personal Finance

4 Times Trump & Clinton Talked Money in the Presidential Debate

4 Times Trump & Clinton Talked Money in the Presidential Debate

The first debate of the election season lived up to its hype Monday, with Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump offering drastically different visions for America’s future. Though personal finance topics took a backseat to larger issues of jobs, race, trade and temperament, there were a few moments when the candidates touched on them specifically. Here, we’ve outlined what each candidate had... Read More

6 Ways to Up Your Odds of Getting a Mortgage

Mortgages

6 Ways to Up Your Odds of Getting a Mortgage

6 Ways to Up Your Odds of Getting a Mortgage

Sometimes, when your credit is less than stellar and you’re not making a huge paycheck, getting a mortgage can be tough. But there are some things you can do to make it easier. For starters, put yourself in a banker’s shoes: Would you want to give a few hundred thousand dollars to someone who might just... Read More

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