How to Handle a Medical Debt You Don’t Owe

Managing Debt

How to Handle a Medical Debt You Don’t Owe

How to Handle a Medical Debt You Don’t Owe

Recently released data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) found that one in five Americans was in a family having problems paying medical bills. And, one in 10 Americans was in a family with medical bills that they were unable to pay at all.  Not surprisingly, families with an uninsured member increased the odds... Read More

The Most Important Thing on Your Credit Report

Credit 101

The Most Important Thing on Your Credit Report

The Most Important Thing on Your Credit Report

Focusing on just one part of your credit report won’t really help you improve your credit, because there are so many different things that determine your credit standing. You may not want to pore over your lengthy credit report, but failing to do so could mean you overlook something significant. (If you want a guide... Read More

How to Earn Credit Card Rewards for Your Wedding

Credit Cards

How to Earn Credit Card Rewards for Your Wedding

How to Earn Credit Card Rewards for Your Wedding

A wedding is a joyous, yet expensive, occasion. And with so much money being spent, credit card users are wise to look for any possible method to maximize their credit card rewards. Thankfully, there are several ways that couples can leverage their spending to earn considerable rewards points, miles and cash back on their big... Read More

A Brief Chat With a Tax Avoider

Personal Finance

A Brief Chat With a Tax Avoider

A Brief Chat With a Tax Avoider

Vanessa is a person who loathes tax season. LOGAN: We’re approaching a very painful time of year for you. VANESSA: I don’t like to talk about it. Ha, I know. But you said that you would, with me, just this once. To help people. Right, to help people. Because it’s important that people know they’re... Read More

Can a Debt Collector See My Credit Score?

Managing Debt

Can a Debt Collector See My Credit Score?

Can a Debt Collector See My Credit Score?

There’s a perception that only people with serious money problems have to deal with debt collectors. While people struggling to pay their bills may be more likely to have a collection account on their credit reports, debt collectors are going to aggressively pursue a different type of consumer: The kind who will pay up. Collectors... Read More

How Much Money Can My Business Borrow?

Personal Finance

How Much Money Can My Business Borrow?

How Much Money Can My Business Borrow?

Perhaps your small business is growing and you want to invest in new equipment, marketing or a renovation. Or maybe your business has hit a rough patch and you believe that with the right investment you can turn things around. Either way, you’re looking for financing. And while getting a loan – any loan –... Read More

The 10 Credit Commandments

Credit 101

The 10 Credit Commandments

The 10 Credit Commandments

Whether you are thinking of buying a home or getting a new car in the future, you need to pay attention to your credit. You can take certain actions now to be prepared when it’s time to make those big life decisions. Here are 10 credit commandments that will help you on your road to... Read More

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn’t Need to Know

Identity Theft

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn’t Need to Know

4 Things Your Doctor Doesn’t Need to Know

Watch an episode of SVU, Law & Order or CSI on TV, and you’re bound to hear about doctor-patient confidentiality in hushed, almost reverent terms. Go to a new doctor’s office and, amidst all the other paperwork, you’ll be asked to sign a form enumerating your federally-mandated medical privacy rights. Call a hospital to check... Read More

Auto Loan Balances Reach Record High

Auto Loans

Auto Loan Balances Reach Record High

Auto Loan Balances Reach Record High

Auto loan balances hit a record high at the end of 2013, according to new data from Experian Automotive. The agency’s market intelligence reported $798.5 billion in outstanding auto loans in the fourth quarter of 2013, an 11% increase from the year before and the highest level since Experian Automotive began releasing the data in... Read More

The Sneakiest Scams of 2014

Identity Theft

The Sneakiest Scams of 2014

The Sneakiest Scams of 2014

While there is no shortage of scams, some deserve special recognition for being especially sneaky.This year — just in time for National Consumer Protection Week — we’d like to spotlight scams that really stood out for the heights of trickery that identity thieves scale to con their victims. “We reviewed more than a dozen popular scams... Read More

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