How to Rent With Bad Credit

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How to Rent With Bad Credit

How to Rent With Bad Credit

We’ve all heard about the importance of your credit scores when it comes to buying a home. But credit is important for renting as well. Some landlords won’t rent to people with low credit scores. This doesn’t mean you can’t rent a home or apartment, though. There are some ways to get around this and... Read More

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

Identity Theft

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

The 4 Ways You’ll Get Hacked

Amid all the news that hackers gave gotten their hands on millions of credit card numbers and contact information from at least five retailers – including Target and Neiman Marcus – many of you might be wondering what those thieves could really net from just an email address, home address, phone number or a credit... Read More

What It’s Like to Owe $20K in Credit Card Debt

Managing Debt

What It’s Like to Owe $20K in Credit Card Debt

What It’s Like to Owe $20K in Credit Card Debt

Living with $20,000 in credit card debt probably isn’t in most people’s financial plans, nor does it sound particularly enjoyable. But for many Americans, a debt load like that or even larger is an everyday reality, and chipping away at a high balance can be an overwhelming task. The first and sometimes hardest step is... Read More

Can You Get a Loan for a New Cellphone?

Personal Finance

Can You Get a Loan for a New Cellphone?

Can You Get a Loan for a New Cellphone?

Smartphones are expensive: One of the latest iPhone models can set you back $600 or more. That’s more than some laptops! So what happens if you need to replace your phone fast, but don’t have enough cash on hand? Can you finance a smartphone? The short answer is “yes.” The longer answer includes the caveat... Read More

The Biggest Credit Card Complaint: Your Bill

Credit Cards

The Biggest Credit Card Complaint: Your Bill

The Biggest Credit Card Complaint: Your Bill

Billing disputes, interest rate issues and fraud concerns are the most frequent complaints filed by credit card users, according to a new report issued this week by the Public Interest Research Group. The consumer advocacy organization examined all 175,000 complaints filed with the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) since it began taking complaints in 2011,... Read More

How to Avoid Housing Rental Scams

Mortgages

How to Avoid Housing Rental Scams

How to Avoid Housing Rental Scams

For most of us, the largest chunk of our income goes to paying for a roof over our heads. Whether you are renting or buying, you want to make sure you aren’t being taken advantage of. If you are a renter, there are some popular scams you need to watch out for. Situations to Avoid... Read More

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

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Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

I have to warn you: I sometimes try to be lighthearted and fun in my blog posts, but I really feel that this very serious topic deserves a very serious tone. You’ll thank me for this later. I write and speak about credit a lot and I frequently hear this excuse from people – “But... Read More

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