How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

Credit Cards

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

After a big stock market decline on Thursday, and smaller but continued dip in stock values Friday morning, many people are wondering whether our long-struggling economic recovery may actually be headed for a double-dip recession. (Some people doubt whether the recovery ever really started.) What does all this mean for your credit? If you’ve had… Read More

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

Auto Loans

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

A car dealer tells an Army soldier that the perfect car is sitting on a distant lot. They ride there together in a van, but the van leaves. If the soldier fails to return to base soon, he will be reported as AWOL. The soldier is stuck, so he buys the car. This scenario plays… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

The dust is settling on the debt negotiations, but many are still feeling weary about spending cuts and their personal debts. So, in the spirit of self-empowerment we included stories with advice, tips and motivation to get out of debt and stay that way.  Stand up, be decisive and move forward and show the government… Read More

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

Mortgages

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

The mortgage industry is torn apart by mistrust, and that mistrust has stalled the recovery of the housing market and the entire American economy, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) said before Congress this week. “Borrowers aren’t certain that servicers are accurately evaluating them for modifications,” Johnson said. “Servicers aren’t confident that borrowers’ documents… Read More

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

Credit Cards

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

There are a number of reasons that rewards credit cards typically cost more than no-frills accounts, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. The first is that they typically come with far higher interest rates than normal credit cards, which can become problematic if the cardholder carries a balance from one month to… Read More

Report: Even After New Rules, Overdraft Fees Still Hurt Consumers

Personal Finance

Report: Even After New Rules, Overdraft Fees Still Hurt Consumers

Report: Even After New Rules, Overdraft Fees Still Hurt Consumers

A year after the federal government created new rules to limit overdraft fees, the fees remain high, and banks continue to find new ways to charge consumers, according to a recent study by the Consumer Federation of America. Average overdraft fees range from $33 to $37, the report found. Since most consumers overdraw their accounts… Read More

Financial News Roundup: Responsible Homeowners Suffer, Second Recession Looms

Mortgages

Financial News Roundup: Responsible Homeowners Suffer, Second Recession Looms

Financial News Roundup: Responsible Homeowners Suffer, Second Recession Looms

Today’s top news headlines feature analysts’ claims that a second recession is likely to occur and reasons nothing more can be done about improving the employment crisis. Plus, why are homeowners who up-to-date on their mortgage payments unable to secure mortgage help? Mortgage Borrowers With Positive Payment History Unable To Get Help CNN Money Many… Read More

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