How to Protect Your Airline Rewards

Credit Cards

How to Protect Your Airline Rewards

How to Protect Your Airline Rewards

For decades, banks have partnered with airlines to offer rewards to holders of their co-branded credit cards. And while nearly all airlines in the United States offer a credit card, American Express and Delta currently have seven different versions of their SkyMiles credit card, the most of any airline. For its part, Delta airlines boasts… Read More

Foreclosure Numbers Take Massive Tumble

Mortgages

Foreclosure Numbers Take Massive Tumble

Foreclosure Numbers Take Massive Tumble

A majority of the largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. recently received good news on the mortgage front, as foreclosures dropped in the third quarter. Home seizure activity slumped on an annual basis in 62 percent of the nation’s 212 largest population centers during the period, according to the latest data from the Metropolitan Foreclosure… Read More

South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

Identity Theft

South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

South Carolina Residents Hit With Massive Data Breach

The state of South Carolina is now alerting millions of people that their personal and financial information may have been compromised in a massive cyber attack. The South Carolina Department of Revenue was hit with a hacking attack that exposed about 3.6 million Social Security numbers of those who filed their taxes with the state… Read More

How You Can Ease the Burden of Student Loan Debt

Students

How You Can Ease the Burden of Student Loan Debt

How You Can Ease the Burden of Student Loan Debt

When it comes to having massive amounts of debt, student loans are one of the biggest culprits, especially now that student loan debt has surpassed credit card debt in America. So what can you do if you find that you’re sitting under a mountain of student loan debt? Here are a few suggestions to help… Read More

3 Surprising Ways to Use a Reverse Mortgage

Mortgages

3 Surprising Ways to Use a Reverse Mortgage

3 Surprising Ways to Use a Reverse Mortgage

You may have heard of reverse mortgages as a way for seniors to tap the equity in their homes to pay for living expenses, but there are other ways that homeowners are using their homes to get by. Many seniors are on fixed incomes, with Social Security payments providing a significant portion of their monthly… Read More

5 Scams to Avoid After ‘Frankenstorm’

Identity Theft

5 Scams to Avoid After ‘Frankenstorm’

5 Scams to Avoid After ‘Frankenstorm’

By Kelly Santos The aftermath of Hurricane Sandy is overwhelming: millions without power, dozens of deaths and thousands of canceled flights. Many organizations—government, private and nonprofit — are rushing to reach those in need. Unfortunately, so are scammers who prey on people when they are at their most desperate. Identity Theft 911 has compiled a… Read More

Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

Personal Finance

Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

Consumers Plan to Pay With Debit, Cash for the Holidays

The improving economy may have led more consumers to feel better about their personal finances, but at the same time, many are still displaying some of the caution about credit card spending they learned in the last few years. That trend should continue in the coming months. Consumers plan to exercise considerable caution where their… Read More

Hurricane Sandy: The Money Papers You Need in Your Go Bag

Personal Finance

Hurricane Sandy: The Money Papers You Need in Your Go Bag

Hurricane Sandy: The Money Papers You Need in Your Go Bag

With Hurricane Sandy set to rock the East Coast, millions of Americans need to make sure their financial house is truly in order. It’s important to keep a back-up of certain documents that can be accessed following a natural disaster or emergency. The goal here should be to make sure you set aside information that… Read More

Government Hits Bank of America With Mortgage Suit

Mortgages

Government Hits Bank of America With Mortgage Suit

Government Hits Bank of America With Mortgage Suit

Though there have been considerable efforts made to remediate many of the problems stemming from the foreclosure crisis and robo-signing controversy, one of the nation’s foremost participants has remained relatively unscathed. However, that all changed with one recent lawsuit. Countrywide, the controversial mortgage issuer that routinely pushed subprime loans for customers who were not qualified… Read More

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