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Kali Geldis

Editorial Director |  In Personal Finance, Credit Cards

Kali Geldis is Credit.com’s Editorial Director. She writes about a wide range of personal finance and credit topics. She previously ran MainStreet, the personal finance website powered by TheStreet. She has also worked for The Wall Street Journal as a Dow Jones Newspaper Fund intern and at The Huntington Herald-Dispatch as a reporter.

This Week in Credit News: Obama’s New Budget

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Obama’s New Budget

This Week in Credit News: Obama’s New Budget

The biggest news this week is all about the financial battle in Washington D.C. as President Obama released his proposed 2014 budget. FHA May Need Nearly $1 Billion Infusion, White House Forecasts With President Obama’s release of the new budget came some criticism from analysts, who found that the Federal Housing Administration may need a… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

This Week in Credit News: Financial Literacy Month Kicks Off

The biggest news this week is all about Financial Literacy Month, which kicked off on Monday. President Obama Declares April As National Financial Capability Month The president, in a proclamation last week, declared April 2013 as Financial Capability Month, coinciding with Financial Literacy Month. President Obama said in his declaration that the purpose of this… Read More

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Personal Finance

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Mortgages Still Top Consumer Woe

Despite the fact that housing news in 2012 and 2013 has been pretty glowing — home prices are rising and credit is beginning to open up again — American’s top money complaint is still mortgages. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual consumer complaint database snapshot Thursday, describing the financial woes that consumers have… Read More

This Week in Credit News: The New VantageScore 3.0

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: The New VantageScore 3.0

This Week in Credit News: The New VantageScore 3.0

The biggest news this week is all about the announcement from VantageScore Solutions that its newest version of its signature credit score would include some very consumer-friendly updates. Did Credit Scores Just Get Fairer? As one of the first news organizations to report that VantageScore would be releasing the new version of its brand-name credit… Read More

Is There a Season for Delinquencies?

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Is There a Season for Delinquencies?

Is There a Season for Delinquencies?

It may seem hard to believe, but right around the same time every year, a lot of people become delinquent on their auto loan payments. Using data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports and Experian’s IntelliView tool, we noticed a trend in auto loan delinquencies —  accounts 30-59 days delinquent have peaked in the fourth quarter and bottomed out… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Identity Theft Galore

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This Week in Credit News: Identity Theft Galore

This Week in Credit News: Identity Theft Galore

The biggest news this week is all about identity theft, after the Federal Trade Commission released a report stating that more Americans have reported being victims than ever before. Identity Theft Among Top Complaints Fielded by the FTC The FTC’s annual report examining the consumer complaints it has received showed that identity theft is on… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

This Week in Credit News: Simpler Credit Cards

The biggest news this week is all about credit cards that are easy to understand, as consumers search for less confusion and more perks. The Simplest Credit Cards in America Consumers tend to shy away from complicated products for good reason — fine print can be the downfall of even the most well-intentioned consumer. So… Read More

This Week in Credit News: The Truth About Report Errors

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This Week in Credit News: The Truth About Report Errors

This Week in Credit News: The Truth About Report Errors

The biggest news this week revolved around a piece on “60 Minutes” about a Federal Trade Commission report on the accuracy of credit reports. Are Mistakes Ruining Your Credit Report? Credit.com’s Director of Consumer Education Gerri Detweiler took a look at the FTC report, which found that one in five consumers have errors on their… Read More

This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

This Week in Credit News: Love & Money

The biggest news this week is all about love and money, as Valentine’s Day quickly approaches. Engaged? 5 Things to Do With Your Money Now Valentine’s Day tends to be a major holiday for love birds all around the world to pop the question. The first step toward getting married also warrants some money moves… Read More

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