Day After Big Debit Fee Hike, BofA Homepage Fails

Personal Finance

Day After Big Debit Fee Hike, BofA Homepage Fails

Day After Big Debit Fee Hike, BofA Homepage Fails

Bank of America’s homepage was down Friday morning, a day after the megabank announced that it will begin charging customers $5 a month to use their debit cards. Instead of the bank’s normal site, visitors receive a notice stating “Home Page Temporarily Unavailable,” followed by the message, “We’re sorry, but some of our pages are… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: Extreme Savings – With Coupons!

Personal Finance

Talk Credit Radio: Extreme Savings – With Coupons!

Talk Credit Radio: Extreme Savings – With Coupons!

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday September 29, 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. Extreme Savings – With Coupons! In 2010 Liza Ford spent approximately $900 for the entire year on all of her groceries, toiletries and household items…. Read More

In First Showdown, Credit Card Fee Limits Lose

Credit Cards

In First Showdown, Credit Card Fee Limits Lose

In First Showdown, Credit Card Fee Limits Lose

One of the first lawsuits filed against the government’s new consumer protection agency can move forward, a federal judge has ruled, signaling that new rules limiting upfront credit card fees may be struck down. The lawsuit pits two natural enemies against each other. It was filed by First Premier, which issues credit cards mostly to… Read More

The Newest Mortgage Scam: Forensic Audits

Mortgages

The Newest Mortgage Scam: Forensic Audits

The Newest Mortgage Scam: Forensic Audits

Antonio Ocegueda and his wife Ines have a lot wrapped up in their house, a beige ranch in Union City, California. Antonio supervises a commercial landscaping company; over forty percent of his income every month goes toward pay off the $370,000 mortgage. His wife stays home to provide 24-hour care to their daughter, who has… Read More

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don’t Shove Employers

Personal Finance

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don’t Shove Employers

Memo to Obama: Push for Jobs, Don’t Shove Employers

The American Jobs Act provides yet another example of President Obama potentially snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. It proposes a punitive response to a problem that now plagues the country—employers are hesitant to hire the long-term unemployed. The missed opportunity is still there to be had: How about providing incentives? At issue is… Read More

Around the Web: From Complaint Tweets to Halloween Savings

Personal Finance

Around the Web: From Complaint Tweets to Halloween Savings

Around the Web: From Complaint Tweets to Halloween Savings

For your reading pleasure, I’ve put together a few of my favorite personal finance blog posts from this week. Hey, it’s Thursday and I think that’s reason enough to take a quick break from your routine and check out these posts. The Consumerist: Tweet Gets Citi to Stop Junk Mail Deluge Facebook may be primed… Read More

Study: Most People Just Don’t Care About Mobile Banking

Credit Cards

Study: Most People Just Don’t Care About Mobile Banking

Study: Most People Just Don’t Care About Mobile Banking

Many people in the banking industry are very excited about mobile banking. At conferences, in reports and in news articles for industry insiders, there is near monolithic agreement that within a few years everybody will be banking using their smartphones. There’s just one small group that isn’t convinced: The overwhelming majority of consumers. Lightspeed Research… Read More

Credit Scores Remained Stable Through Recession

Credit Score

Credit Scores Remained Stable Through Recession

Credit Scores Remained Stable Through Recession

Given the seemingly daily notice of bad news about the current status and near-term outlook of the U.S. economy, one could logically assume that consumers’ credit scores have also experienced a corresponding downturn. A recent study published by FICO shows this is not the case. In fact, their report illustrates that the distribution of FICO… Read More

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