Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

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Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

Watchdog Proposes Rules to Protect Homeowners From Bad Foreclosures

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Thursday proposed new rules that would offer U.S. homeowners additional protection from foreclosure. The proposals are part of the CFPB’s ongoing effort to protect struggling homeowners and make the mortgage process easier to understand. The expanded protections cover a variety of issues, from clarity about loan delinquency to additional help for… Read More

How to Rebuild Your Credit Without Using Credit Cards

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How to Rebuild Your Credit Without Using Credit Cards

How to Rebuild Your Credit Without Using Credit Cards

Credit cards can be a polarizing subject. Many Americans love them for their security and convenience, but these very same qualities lead many cardholders into debt. After becoming overextended, cardholders may miss payments and find themselves with ruined credit. So the last thing these people need is to try to rebuild their credit by using more plastic…. Read More

6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

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6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell Yourself

There is probably only one person in the world that you should ever lie to — yourself. Forcing yourself to believe a small lie can be an effective way to help you make smart decisions. For example, pretending that there’s a police car around every corner might be a great way to avoid speeding tickets. Likewise, there are… Read More

My Credit Score Makes No Sense

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My Credit Score Makes No Sense

My Credit Score Makes No Sense

Having trouble understanding your credit score? Here’s how to make sense of that three-digit number lenders use to decide how creditworthy you are. Your credit score is determined by five key factors, all of which come from information in your credit report (you can see your credit reports for free, every year, from all three credit… Read More

More Consumers Are Falling Behind on Their Car Payments

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More Consumers Are Falling Behind on Their Car Payments

More Consumers Are Falling Behind on Their Car Payments

Auto loan delinquencies increased in the third quarter, but the market remains stable, according to analysts at Experian Automotive. The company released its quarterly State of the Automotive Finance Market report, showing an $86 billion bump in open loan balances since the same period last year, and an increase in market share for deep subprime… Read More

Can You Afford a New Baby?

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Can You Afford a New Baby?

Can You Afford a New Baby?

I turned 30 this year, which means that I’ve reached that magical age. Now, whenever I log into Facebook my feed is filled with pregnant bellies and pictures of adorable newborns. It seems like everyone is having a baby. But not everyone is. Some prefer being childfree and others are only beginning to consider having… Read More

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