Help! I Owe $3,600 in Parking Tickets

Managing Debt

Help! I Owe $3,600 in Parking Tickets

Help! I Owe $3,600 in Parking Tickets

It’s amazing how something small, like a parking ticket, can quickly snowball into something overwhelming. People receive debt collection notices over little things all the time, and while it’s easy to dwell on how the problem could have been prevented, time is much better spent trying to deal with the current issue: a pile of debt… Read More

Prepaid Cards: What’s the Catch?

Credit Cards

Prepaid Cards: What’s the Catch?

Prepaid Cards: What’s the Catch?

Prepaid debit cards are currently all the rage. These cards are sold at gas stations, grocery stores, drug stores and office supply stores, and several celebrities are creating branded cards with their names. For some people, prepaid cards offer a solution to their struggles with credit card debt. Since prepaid cards are not credit cards,… Read More

The Worst Date Ever?

Identity Theft

The Worst Date Ever?

The Worst Date Ever?

A Colorado man was arrested after he allegedly went to a woman’s house under the guise of a date and stole her identity. Investigators believe Joseph White Jr., 32, may have used the same routine on multiple women, the Colorado Springs Gazette reports. White is said to have met the woman on dating site lotsofish.com… Read More

7 Ways Bad Credit Holds You Back

Credit Score

7 Ways Bad Credit Holds You Back

7 Ways Bad Credit Holds You Back

Having poor or no credit may not seem like a big deal to some people, but your credit standing impacts more areas of your life than you may think. There’s the obvious concept – bad credit means you’ll likely have trouble getting credit – but your credit standing can make life much more expensive than it needs to… Read More

The American Dream: Is It Within Your Reach?

Managing Debt

The American Dream: Is It Within Your Reach?

The American Dream: Is It Within Your Reach?

What’s your vision of the American Dream and what are you doing to achieve it? In the new 2014 Credit.com American Dream Survey, we found that most are optimistic about their prospects for achieving their version of the American Dream, but some groups are definitely more confident than others. The majority of those surveyed chose one… Read More

5 Words That Can Help You Sell Your House

Mortgages

5 Words That Can Help You Sell Your House

5 Words That Can Help You Sell Your House

Early summer is often referred to as homebuying season. It is traditionally a time when more homes go on the market and more people are looking to buy a home. This means it can also be a competitive time to get the best price for sellers. But you have to be offering something that buyers… Read More

5 Common Credit Card Questions

Credit Cards

5 Common Credit Card Questions

5 Common Credit Card Questions

The popularity of credit cards can be explained by how simple they are to use. Cardholders can merely present a piece of plastic to pay for nearly anything, within their credit limit. But in fact, these cards are complex financial instruments, so it is no surprise that credit card users eventually have many questions. Here… Read More

Is an Old Debt Haunting You?

Managing Debt

Is an Old Debt Haunting You?

Is an Old Debt Haunting You?

Financial stability is a function of awareness: If you don’t know what’s going on with your bank accounts or credit standing, you may not know about issues with them. And ignoring your finances is not only unproductive, it can be damaging. Failing to check your accounts and credit reports could lead you to miss signs… Read More

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