Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

Personal Finance

Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

Retirees: Do You Have the Right Bank?

If you are over 50, retired, or hoping to retire soon, now is a good time to make sure you’ve chosen the right bank. And your decision isn’t just about the financial products and services you need now, but the ones you may need in the future. Nancy Butler (not her real name) learned this... Read More

5 Financial Habits That Will Change Your Life

Personal Finance

5 Financial Habits That Will Change Your Life

5 Financial Habits That Will Change Your Life

With 2014 underway, New Year’s resolutions are a dime a dozen. Study after study concludes that annual resolutions are rarely kept. In the words of Mary Poppins, resolutions are like a pie crust promise — easily made, easily broken. Resolutions aim too high. While getting out of debt, spending less, and saving more are admirable... Read More

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

11 Signs You Have Too Much Credit Card Debt

Credit cards can seem like lifesavers when you want or need to make a large purchase. It’s so easy; it’s like buying something on someone else’s dime. That is until you overextend yourself and realize that what you will ultimately spend goes way beyond the initial purchase price. And credit card issuers are quite skilled in luring... Read More

Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

In its Best of Everything list for 2013, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Credit.com the Best Credit Site, highlighting the Credit Report Card, which gives consumers a snapshot of their credit profiles and shows which areas need improvement. The information is updated each month, allowing users to track their progress over time. With that exciting announcement,... Read More

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Managing Debt

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Is 2014 the year you plan to start tackling your credit card debt? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans with credit card debt are serious about paying it off, and most plan to tackle it in 2014, according to a new survey by Credit.com — Americans and Credit Card Debt. The 2014 Americans and Credit... Read More

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

Identity Theft

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

If you’re one of the 40 million victims of the massive Target data breach, it looks like you’re in good company. Target announced Friday in a press release that it has unearthed evidence that more customer information was compromised in last month’s data breach than was originally suspected. After originally stating in December that credit... Read More

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

Credit 101

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

Credit is all sorts of fun. At least, we at Credit.com think so, but we also realize not everyone shares our enthusiasm. The mention of credit scores, loans, credit reports and the like are known to make people cringe, and that’s understandable. It’s not the easiest thing to wrap your mind around. 1. It’s Confusing... Read More

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

Personal Finance

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

It is the dream of many entrepreneurs: the opportunity to showcase their product in front of millions of Americans on TV. And recently, Julie Busha saw that dream come true when she stood in front of the millionaire and billionaire investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank”. She was there seeking an investment in her product Slawsa, a... Read More

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