Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

We’re going back to basics this week, offering you all the news, advice and tips in the world of credit. This week’s topics include new innovations and revelations. They also include tips and advice on how to choose the best card and to improve your credit score. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

Personal Finance

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday September 9, 2011 Tune into Talk Credit Radio this week with Credit.com’s personal finance expert Gerri Detweiler, live from 4-5 ET/1-2 PT on WSRQ. How to Live Well On An Average Income You don’t have to make a six-figure income to live well, and Danny Kofke is proof of… Read More

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

Managing Debt

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

Should I save or pay down debt? It’s not easy to decide, but for better or for worse, managing your money well often boils down to a series of choices like this. Picking one over the other offers pluses and minuses, but inevitably you may always feel a bit behind on your financial game. As… Read More

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

Personal Finance

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

Who wouldn’t want an extra paycheck every year? For millions of retired soldiers that wish is about to come true, but not without some potential problems with the IRS. The news came in the form of a press release from the Department of Defense, which announced on Tuesday that it will change some dates when… Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

Just when it looked like we might be getting a break on gas prices, they start creeping up again. Here’s the latest on credit cards that will help you save money at the gas pump. And remember, no carrying a balance on these cards. If you do, say goodbye to the rewards. #1: Blue Cash… Read More

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

Credit Score

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

The plea for credit score help was direct, almost desperate. A woman and her husband placed a “fairly large” good faith deposit on a home. But then her credit score fell from 626 to 619, just one point shy of the minimum required by the Department of Veterans Affairs to qualify for a mortgage. She… Read More

Why Your Lender is Using an Older Credit Scoring Model

Credit Score

Why Your Lender is Using an Older Credit Scoring Model

Why Your Lender is Using an Older Credit Scoring Model

Companies that develop credit scores have a strong interest in making sure the credit scoring systems they provide to the industry are as predictive and robust as possible so that lenders will opt to select and use their credit scoring system when evaluating the potential risk of their customers. This is especially critical in today’s… Read More

Lawsuits: Big Banks Defrauded Taxpayers for $200 Billion

Personal Finance

Lawsuits: Big Banks Defrauded Taxpayers for $200 Billion

Lawsuits: Big Banks Defrauded Taxpayers for $200 Billion

Some of the world’s largest banks defrauded U.S. taxpayers out of almost $200 billion by lying about the quality of mortgage-based investments, according to lawsuits filed on Friday by federal regulators. The suits will likely take years to resolve, and could cost the banks tens of billions of dollars in repayments and fines. By misrepresenting… Read More

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