How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K in Debt

Managing Debt

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K in Debt

How This 28-Year-Old Paid Off $81K in Debt

As a kid, Austin Netzley remembered being enthralled with the concept of money and promising himself that one day he’d be wealthy. And now, at 28, by most people’s measure, he is. He’s been an athlete, student, engineer and entrepreneur. And now, with his book “Make Money, Live Weathy,” he’s also an author and speaker…. Read More

The Cities With the Lowest Credit Scores

Credit Score

The Cities With the Lowest Credit Scores

The Cities With the Lowest Credit Scores

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore 3.0, up from 664 last year, on a scale of 300 to 850. That’s generally considered fair credit. With this increase in score came an increase in consumer debt,… Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Bad Credit

Personal Loans

How to Make the Most of Your Bad Credit

How to Make the Most of Your Bad Credit

It’s getting so a bank can’t make a decent buck these days. The New York district attorney’s office recently subpoenaed Capital One Financial Corp. for its subprime auto lending practices. The bank joins Santander Consumer USA Holdings and Ally Financial (formerly General Motors Acceptance Corp.), institutions that are likewise under investigation by other law enforcement… Read More

Privacy Fight Looms Over Verizon, AT&T Cellphone Tracking

Identity Theft

Privacy Fight Looms Over Verizon, AT&T Cellphone Tracking

Privacy Fight Looms Over Verizon, AT&T Cellphone Tracking

Recent news that Verizon has been quietly helping advertisers track its wireless customers via unique identifiers, and AT&T’s professed plans to do the same, raise troubling privacy issues for consumers. The moves signal the latest efforts by U.S. wireless carriers to monetize customer data by selling it to marketers for targeted mobile ad delivery purposes. With over… Read More

Bad Credit Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

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Bad Credit Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

Bad Credit Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk

A low credit score can’t give you a heart attack, but it might mean you’ll have one soon, a new study has found. There’s now another reason to keep track of your credit, and it actually can be a matter of life or death. Researchers at Duke University have found a link between low credit… Read More

Nicki Minaj’s Social Security Number Exposed

Identity Theft

Nicki Minaj’s Social Security Number Exposed

Nicki Minaj’s Social Security Number Exposed

As people with little privacy, celebrities are at high risk for becoming victims of identity theft. That is, they’re already at risk without having their Social Security numbers shared with the world, so if that happens, they’re practically certain to see problems with their credit. Rapper Nicki Minaj learned this firsthand recently, when a media… Read More

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