Will the Internet Ever Be ‘Safe’?

Identity Theft

Will the Internet Ever Be ‘Safe’?

Will the Internet Ever Be ‘Safe’?

This one really hurts. In the past few months, consumers have been deluged with one reason after another to fear technology and transactions. Target. Neiman Marcus. Michaels. Millions of stolen credit cards. Millions of passwords leaked and lost by Adobe. Net users are used to, and perhaps growing numb to, the constant bad news. But… Read More

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Credit Score

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Do you use credit cards? Would you like to own a home or a car someday? If you want access to those and other loan products, you’ll likely need a decent credit score. The better your score, the more affordable the loans will be. Even if you’re not concerned with the ability to get loans… Read More

Help! I Hate My Credit Card

Credit Cards

Help! I Hate My Credit Card

Help! I Hate My Credit Card

Some people just don’t get along with their credit cards. Maybe it’s the fees and interest charges, or perhaps they are infuriated by indifferent customer agents. At the same time, many of these aggravated credit card users still rely on cards for the convenience and security that can’t be matched by cash, checks or debit… Read More

These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

Auto Loans

These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

These Cars Will Suck Your Wallet Dry

When you’re looking for a screaming deal on a car, it may be tempting to solely consider the purchase price of a vehicle when making a decision on whether to buy. But the sticker price alone doesn’t give you the true picture of the costs associated with owning the car. According to Consumer Reports, it’s… Read More

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

Personal Finance

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

5 Frugal Ways to Celebrate Spring

Spring is finally in the air. After a brutal winter for much of the country, it seems like it’s been a very long time coming! In addition to some spring cleaning, it’s also a great time to have some fun. Now that you are ready to venture outside again, there are some ways you can… Read More

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

Mortgages

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

4 Signs You Should Keep Renting

One question I heard frequently throughout my 20s was, “When are you going to buy a house?” Some believed I was already missing out on the benefits of homeownership while others thought with my career constantly taking me to new cities, I was better off renting forever. Many people grapple with the decision of whether… Read More

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

Personal Finance

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

30 Wedding Gifts That Keep on Giving

China and crystal may be traditional wedding gifts, but unless the happy couple lives at Downton Abbey, they probably won’t have much use for such finery. Instead of sticking with what’s traditional, consider a gift the couple can actually use or, better yet, one that will save them money. Give the Gift of Good Eating… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

This week, the news was swamped with reports of Internet security issues, and Adam Levin, chairman and co-founder of Credit.com, made an effort to share as much helpful information for consumers as possible. Here are some of his tips, from how to handle the Heartbleed bug to tax identity theft and the end of Windows… Read More

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