There were foreclosure filings against 219,258 U.S. housing units during April, a 9 percent drop from March, and a year-over-year decline of 34 percent, according to the latest monthly statistics from the housing market data collection firm RealtyTrac. This means that one of every 593 housing units in the country received some sort of foreclosure… Read More
Tune in to this week’s installment of Credit Line Radio, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, May 14, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. The Subprime Mess What contributed to the Great Recession? Kathleen Engel, author… Read More
We all know that little purchases add up, but sometimes it helps to know exactly what all those little purchases add up to.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s newest admirer may come as a surprise to some, but he’s making no secret about his affections. Billy Webster, chairman of Advance America, one of the nation’s largest payday lenders, is touring Washington, D.C. and saying nice things about the bureau and its interim chief, Elizabeth Warren. “People . …. Read More
Today’s top news headlines feature new ways banks are “profiling” their customers and reasons the federal government will no longer back pricey mortgages. Plus, find out why foreclosure rates have dropped to record lows. Government No Longer To Back Expensive Home Loans The New York Times The federal government is considering stepping away from the… Read More
This week, we bring you the sweet and the sour with posts about both financial relief and turmoil. In a glass half-full spirit, we invite you to enjoy your finances, but to always remember that caution is a virtue. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorite bloggers, we encourage you to follow them… Read More
On today’s Talk Credit Radio, host Gerri Detweiler will talk with Judi Perkins about how to find the perfect job, even in today’s tight job market.
I paid off my credit card balance before the due date but I still got charged for interest expense. How can the issuer charge this if I pay within the grace period?
Visa recently announced that its mobile wallet credit and debit card payment system will formally launch in both the U.S. and Canada later this year, according to a report from the tech news site Computer World. With this system in place, consumers who have a Visa-branded card will be able to load their payment information… Read More
When Jared Reagan and David Pitner decided to sue YouPorn.com, the irony was pretty obvious. Here they were, suing a company for invading their privacy, even as the lawsuit itself informed a federal judge and the rest of the world about their own private behavior: That Reagan and Pitner regularly watch porn. “Certainly they were… Read More