This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of news outlets on subjects including tax identity theft, smartphone safety tips and fraud protection. Check out the hits… Credit.com Co-Founder and Chairman Adam Levin discusses the growing problem with tax refund identity theft with CBS in the video above. Adam explains to NBC... Read More
While home price gains in the last year or more have been significant, new data shows just how appreciable those gains have been, and also that they could continue to rise in the near future. At the end of January, the average home price nationwide including distressed sales was up 9.7 percent from the figure... Read More
One problem that can lead many credit card borrowers to have more significant debts than they might have bargained for is repeatedly making only the minimum payments into their balances every month, and now one major national bank is trying to give them incentive to start making larger contributions to their balances. Bank of America... Read More
Today is International Women’s Day, a day that’s often devoted to commemorating the accomplishments of women, including their economic, social and political achievements. As a personal finance blogger, my professional interest is, of course, in the first topic: in particular, how women are doing financially. There’s no doubt that compared with men, women have their... Read More
The biggest news this week is all about National Consumer Protection Week, the time of year when personal finance experts get to highlight the causes near and dear to their hearts. It’s Time for a Fair Medical Billing Act Our Director of Consumer Education Gerri Detweiler has heard dozens of medical billing horror stories over... Read More
An ongoing debate has ensued over whether a student loan borrower should have the same option of discharging the debt in bankruptcy ...
It may seem hard to believe, but right around the same time every year, a lot of people become delinquent on their auto loan payments. Using data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports and Experian’s IntelliView tool, we noticed a trend in auto loan delinquencies — accounts 30-59 days delinquent have peaked in the fourth quarter and bottomed out... Read More
The economy has been improving slowly, and financial institutions are once again easing up on the restrictions they placed on credit requirements during the recent recession. This is now particularly true for credit card accounts and auto loans, among other types of financing. Prior to the recession, many consumers had relatively easy access to credit... Read More
While millions of Americans were affected by the robo-signing scandal that resulted in massive amounts of improper foreclosures over the last several years, it seems that a number of those victims were military members. In all, some of the nation’s largest mortgage lenders improperly foreclosed upon some 700 military members as a result of their... Read More
Before teenagers get their driver's licenses, every DMV in the country should include questions about basic financial literacy on their driver's test...