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
The biggest credit news this week is all about the opportunities Americans are missing out on, including saving money and better credit. How Much Does Your Credit Score Cost You? It may be hard to believe, but not taking care of your credit can cost you more than $4,000 a year. Pretty shocking, right? Gerri... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about privacy issues, as Obamacare fraud surfaces and teens might be more privacy-savvy than most parents think. Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Their Privacy In a new study by the Pew Internet & American Life Project, teens are showing they’re more cognizant of privacy concerns than... Read More
The biggest credit news this week is all about students’ finances during and after college, and how poor choices made during freshman year can carry over into many years after graduation. In Positive Fed Debt Report, Hidden Danger Lurks Every so often, the Federal Reserve releases a report full of doom and gloom numbers. The... Read More
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