The biggest credit news this week is all about credit card innovations, as Coin and Google Wallet tread new ground. The Risks & Rewards of a New Credit Gadget: Coin A new product coming to the market in the summer of 2014 could change they way you organize your wallet. Coin, a gadget roughly the... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about the holidays, as many Americans get a jump start on their holiday gift plans. Giving Gifts? You May Get a Tax Bill Though many Americans aren’t giving away tens of thousands of dollars for the holidays, it’s still important to understand how taxes may impact your... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about some new actions by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money The CFPB recently released some guidelines to help financial caregivers in exercising their fiduciary duties. That may sound more complex than it actually is. About 22 million Americans 60 years... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about the spooky side of credit. Haunted By Credit? 5 Ways to Fight Back Bad debts can haunt your credit report for a long time if you don’t do your best to exorcise them. Gerri Detweiler, Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education, takes a look at how to... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about life’s little surprises that could have major implications on your finances and your credit. A Surprise Pregnancy Got My Finances on Track Sometimes all the financial planning in the world can’t help you deal with the things life throws you. In this piece from The Billfold,... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about the almost-default on the nation’s debt. Relief Around World As U.S. Avoids Debt Default While many Americans breathed a sigh of relief Wednesday evening when the U.S. House and Senate approved a deal that would end the government shutdown and raise the debt ceiling until early... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is still about the lingering effects of the government shutdown. Is Getting a Mortgage Harder During the Government Shutdown? While it may seem counterintuitive — after all, what does the government have to do with getting a home loan from a major bank? — getting a mortgage during the... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about the government shutdown, as furloughed Americans may turn to credit to supplement lost income. Will the Government Shutdown Lead to a Spike in Payday Loans? The federal government shutdown on Tuesday means that hundreds of thousands of Americans have been furloughed. For those who have to... Read More
The biggest news this week is all about the housing market, as the Fed announced plans to keep interest rates low — a move that could keep mortgage rates low in tandem. In Surprise, Fed Decides to Maintain Pace of Stimulus After signaling earlier this year that the Federal Reserve would being to unwind its... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about privacy and security, as the new iPhone 5S launches with a fingerprint technology intended to make your smartphone safer. Does the iPhone 5S Fingerprint Tech Make You Safer? The announcement this week of Apple’s latest high-tech smartphone touted a major advance in iPhone security — a... Read More
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