House Underwater? A Personal Line of Credit Can Help

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House Underwater? A Personal Line of Credit Can Help

House Underwater? A Personal Line of Credit Can Help

I’d never heard of a personal line of credit until I walked into my bank and tried to get a home equity line of credit just as the housing bubble was bursting. Without even attempting to assess the real value of my home, a bank employee in some far-away location rejected my application within minutes,... Read More

Is Your Bank the Target of Consumer Complaints?

Personal Finance

Is Your Bank the Target of Consumer Complaints?

Is Your Bank the Target of Consumer Complaints?

Big banks aren’t winning many fans these days. In fact, in a little more than a year they racked up close to 19,000 consumer complaints with the nation’s consumer watchdog agency. Everything from problems with opening and closing accounts to excessive account fees drew the ire of consumers, and the most unhappy customers banked with... Read More

Should You Let Your Car Insurance Company Spy on You?

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Should You Let Your Car Insurance Company Spy on You?

Should You Let Your Car Insurance Company Spy on You?

More Americans say they’re willing to be spied on – if it reduces their auto insurance rates. Of the more than 2,000 consumers surveyed for LexisNexis Risk Solutions, half said they’d sign up for usage-based insurance if they’d save at least 10 percent on their premiums. That comes at a time when the average auto insurance premium... Read More

Are You Driving One of the Most-Stolen Cars?

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Are You Driving One of the Most-Stolen Cars?

Are You Driving One of the Most-Stolen Cars?

Think your old Honda Accord or Civic isn’t worth much? It could be to auto thieves. Last year, Accords and Civics were the most-stolen vehicles in the United States, with more than 58,000 Accords and 47,000 Civics swiped, according to the National Insurance Crime Bureau’s Hot Wheels 2012 report. While you may consider your car from the... Read More

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