The Future of Mobile Banking: Starbucks or Google?

Personal Finance

The Future of Mobile Banking: Starbucks or Google?

The Future of Mobile Banking: Starbucks or Google?

Spanish bank Banco Sabadell announced last month that it was the first financial institution in the world to release a banking app for Google Glass. Months earlier, a Ukrainian bank demoed its Glass app. Analysts are predicting that here in the States, Wells Fargo, Bank of America, and Fidelity are all toying with the idea.... Read More

Credit.com in the News 11.2.13

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 11.2.13

Credit.com in the News 11.2.13

A Credit.com story this week touched on the idea that Millennials are more protective of their social media activities than their identities. However, identity theft has serious consequences for consumers and their finances, as many media outlets have highlighted in recent stories, citing Credit.com’s experts. Adam Levin, Credit.com chairman and co-founder, spoke to reporters about... Read More

Should I Co-Sign My College Freshman’s Lease?

Personal Finance

Should I Co-Sign My College Freshman’s Lease?

Should I Co-Sign My College Freshman’s Lease?

This week’s question concerns something we know we shouldn’t do, but often do anyway. Namely, stick our financial necks out for those we love. I have a question. I have a new college freshman and he is already signing up for an apartment for next year. He is asking me to co-sign the lease as... Read More

The Most Credit-Challenged States

Credit Score

The Most Credit-Challenged States

The Most Credit-Challenged States

There are many ways to characterize challenges in the world credit. Low credit scores are certainly strong indicators, but access to new credit and payment histories will also show whether consumers are creditworthy. When looking at average credit scores of states across the country, there wasn’t much difference between the state with the highest score... Read More

How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money

Identity Theft

How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money

How to Manage Your Elderly Parent’s Money

Financial criminals commonly target the elderly because issues like cognitive decline and physical limitations can seriously impair one’s ability to manage money and make sound decisions. For such reasons, many older Americans have caregivers who handle their finances. Sadly, it’s not uncommon for these fiduciaries to take advantage of seniors’ vulnerability, but even for those... Read More

The States With the Highest Homeowner Costs

Mortgages

The States With the Highest Homeowner Costs

The States With the Highest Homeowner Costs

Owning a home involves more than just mortgage payments — there’s insurance, taxes, other bills, and all sorts of things that drive up the cost of homeownership. Consumers can take several steps toward making a new home more affordable, like building strong credit histories and raising their credit scores. Credit reports without late payments, high... Read More

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