4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

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4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

4 Credit Cards You Couldn’t Get Last Year

The credit card industry is extremely competitive and card issuers are continuously introducing new products in order to win more customers. But, as these new cards are introduced, some credit cardholders may simply continue to use old accounts, which often come to have outdated or inferior terms. While these old accounts may no longer be offered... Read More

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

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Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Whether you handed over your credit card too many times, co-signed a loan or made your child an authorized user on that travel rewards card, there’s a chance that your credit took a hit. Your hope was that they’d be responsible, but giving them access to your line of credit can all too often become a free-for-all with serious consequences.... Read More

The Worst Vote for Your Home Value: Trump or Sanders, Economists Say

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The Worst Vote for Your Home Value: Trump or Sanders, Economists Say

The Worst Vote for Your Home Value: Trump or Sanders, Economists Say

In somewhat ironic news, real-estate-magnate-turned-presidential-hopeful Donald Trump would be bad for the housing market if he won the election, according to a new report. The same goes for a potential President Bernie Sanders. Zillow, a real estate company, and Pulsenomics, an economics research firm, surveyed more than 100 housing experts on how the presidential candidates would affect... Read More

6 Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

Identity Theft

6 Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

6 Scams to Watch Out for This Summer

Summer will be here before you know it, and with it come new and old scams. As you consider possible escapes — travel to exotic places; trips to the beach, the mountains or the golf course; a staycation to get much needed work done around your house — bear in mind that these diversions provide... Read More

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

Identity Theft

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

7 Questions Every Debt Collector Should Be Able to Answer

A “debt collector” call can arrive at any time for just about anyone. Even if you’ve never missed a payment on a bill. There’s only one way to protect yourself: Know what questions to ask. Debt collector telemarketing scams are incredibly persistent because they work. “Debt collectors” can sound scary, and when they catch consumers... Read More

What to Do When You Owe More on Your Car Than It’s Worth

Auto Loans

What to Do When You Owe More on Your Car Than It’s Worth

What to Do When You Owe More on Your Car Than It’s Worth

A negative equity car loan — also referred to as being “upside down” or “underwater” on a loan — means you owe more on a vehicle than it’s worth, and it’s a more common scenario than you might think. Nearly one-third (31.4%) of car owners currently have a negative equity car loan, according to a... Read More

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