AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

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AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

AmEx, Usually Exclusive, Offers Debit Card for Everyone Else

Looking for a way to put the cache of an American Express card into your wallet without jumping through the hoops of actually becoming a member? Or maybe you just need a prepaid debit card that doesn’t charge outrageous fees? American Express released a new card this week that lets you do both. In an… Read More

What it Takes to “Foreclose” on Your Bank

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What it Takes to “Foreclose” on Your Bank

What it Takes to “Foreclose” on Your Bank

When Todd Allen went to bed the night of Thursday, June 2, his mind had already fast-forwarded to the following workday, when he was to show up at a Bank of America branch in Naples, Fla., along with a moving truck and two sheriff’s deputies prepared to act on the attorney’s written instructions. If BofA… Read More

Financial News Roundup: CEOs Discouraged Over Economic Recovery, Americans Put Off Retirement For Decades

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: CEOs Discouraged Over Economic Recovery, Americans Put Off Retirement For Decades

Financial News Roundup: CEOs Discouraged Over Economic Recovery, Americans Put Off Retirement For Decades

Today’s top news headlines feature reasons many Americans may not retire until they reach their 80s and the details of a new roundtable discussion among the country’s CEOs. Plus, find out why a Philadelphia foreclosure program has been so successful. Philadelphia Foreclosure Program Requires Face-To-Face Meetings The Huffington Post A recent study shows the strategies… Read More

Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

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Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

Kardashian Sisters Win $75 Million Suit Over Prepaid Cards

The Kardashian sisters may have behaved badly at the party introducing their new prepaid debit card, as we reported in January. But making them responsible for $75 million in damages over the failure of an entire credit card company is going too far, and violates their freedom of speech, a California judge has ruled. The… Read More

Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

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Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

Paying For College: It’s All About the Math

My sixth grade daughter already has her eyes set on college at Mount Holyoke College because of its excellent equestrian program. It’s an expensive school, and saving for college is tough when I am simultaneously shelling out money for her riding lessons now. So when Lynn O’Shaughnessy joined me on my radio show, Talk Credit… Read More

Government Report Says Fannie and Freddie Too Costly

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Government Report Says Fannie and Freddie Too Costly

Government Report Says Fannie and Freddie Too Costly

A new report from the Federal Housing Finance Agency showed Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the two government-controlled home loan giants, suffered losses of $28 billion altogether in 2010, but that was down significantly from the $93.6 billion lost in 2009. However, the companies are still of major concern and could cost taxpayers even more… Read More

Job Hunting?  Make Sure Your Credit Report is Accurate

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Job Hunting? Make Sure Your Credit Report is Accurate

Job Hunting?  Make Sure Your Credit Report is Accurate

If you are one of the millions of people currently seeking employment, you have likely spent countless hours perfecting your resume, researching perspective employers, preparing for interviews and making sure you look professional—all as a means to give you a competitive edge to secure the job offer. But have you also checked your credit report… Read More

Over a Quarter of Americans Still Drowning in Home Debt

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Over a Quarter of Americans Still Drowning in Home Debt

Over a Quarter of Americans Still Drowning in Home Debt

The number of homeowners who owe more than their house is worth stayed just about steady over the last six months, despite slight improvements in the unemployment rate and other economic indicators, according to a recent study by CoreLogic. More than a quarter of all American households are now underwater or nearly underwater on their… Read More

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