Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

Identity Theft

Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

Google Wants to Get to Know You Better. Uh-Oh.

In case you haven’t heard, Google wants to make life simpler by moving to one company-wide privacy policy. Yes, that’s right. The company that started out as a little search engine has grown into a behemoth that dabbles in everything from social networking to picture sharing to 3D modeling. And it plans to integrate information… Read More

3 Credit Cards for Lovers on a Budget

Credit Cards

3 Credit Cards for Lovers on a Budget

3 Credit Cards for Lovers on a Budget

Valentine’s Day is almost here and you’re strapped for cash. No worries! Here are three credit cards that want to help you put a smile on your sweetheart’s face without busting your budget. I’ve also suggested the perfect gift to go along with each credit card. See how hard I work for you? Hey, I… Read More

Consumer Credit Surged Once Again in December

Managing Debt

Consumer Credit Surged Once Again in December

Consumer Credit Surged Once Again in December

The holiday season and improving economy convened to create a significant increase in the amount being borrowed by Americans across a number of different loan types during the month of December. Overall, the amount being borrowed by consumers jumped 9.3 percent in December 2011, which is notable because that came after November’s month-over-month increase of… Read More

Eastwood Meets the West Wing

Mortgages

Eastwood Meets the West Wing

Eastwood Meets the West Wing

I am a New Yorker. I am a Giants fan. They made my day last Sunday. Sorry, Gisele. Like over 100 million of you, I saw the Chrysler commercial and, for the record, Clint Eastwood made my day. Now, in the interest of full disclosure—my college flame was the granddaughter of a famous Chrysler design… Read More

Debt Paydown: Time for an Attitude Adjustment

Managing Debt

Debt Paydown: Time for an Attitude Adjustment

Debt Paydown: Time for an Attitude Adjustment

I have been lazy and sliding backwards on more than one front. I did not track my spending or food intake for a couple of weeks.  I spent more than I should have and I gained a couple of pounds instead of losing weight. Blame it on the rain, the snow, the cold—how do I… Read More

Big Hospital Bill? Negotiate!

Managing Debt

Big Hospital Bill? Negotiate!

Big Hospital Bill? Negotiate!

Brett Goldstein is used to dealing with big numbers. After all, he runs a pension service company. But nothing quite prepared him for the shock of the medical bills he received after his daughter broke her leg and spent less than 24 hours in the ER. The total tab? Around $30,000. Although Goldstein had health… Read More

Foreclosure Mediation Can Help Homeowners

Mortgages

Foreclosure Mediation Can Help Homeowners

Foreclosure Mediation Can Help Homeowners

While critics have said that foreclosure mediation mandates will only serve to slow down the process and create considerable issues for borrowers and financial institutions, a recent study found this is not the case. Currently, there are 19 states that mandate homeowners go through a mediation program before their property can be foreclosed upon, and… Read More

The New Breed of Phishing Scams: It’s Complicated

Identity Theft

The New Breed of Phishing Scams: It’s Complicated

The New Breed of Phishing Scams: It’s Complicated

Maybe you think you can spot scam emails by the broken English, the pleas to wire money via Western Union and the references to Nigerian princes. Think again. The latest phishing attacks are so well-crafted, they look exactly like emails you might receive from major banks like Wells Fargo and Bank of America, says Ondrej… Read More

Find the Best Balance Transfer Credit Card for You

Credit Cards

Find the Best Balance Transfer Credit Card for You

Find the Best Balance Transfer Credit Card for You

If you have a large amount of credit card debt and you’re looking to pay it down, you’re probably in the market for a card with a great introductory offer that will let you transfer your existing balance. That makes sense. These days, lots of credit cards come with introductory offers that extend a zero… Read More

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