Painted Ads Can Help Consumers Cut Mortgage Obligations

Mortgages

Painted Ads Can Help Consumers Cut Mortgage Obligations

Painted Ads Can Help Consumers Cut Mortgage Obligations

Adzookie, a mobile advertising company based in California, recently launched a new campaign that will allow consumers to pay their mortgage for up to a year, as long as they’re willing to have giant ads painted on their homes, according to a report from the Chicago Tribune. But despite the outlandish nature of the promotion,… Read More

Consumers Reduce Credit Card Borrowing Again

Managing Debt

Consumers Reduce Credit Card Borrowing Again

Consumers Reduce Credit Card Borrowing Again

Revolving credit, the type typically associated with credit card debt, fell 4.1 percent in February, marking the second straight month of declines after a surprising spike in the final month of 2010, according to the latest monthly statistics from the Federal Reserve Board. January’s total fell 5.9 percent after a 3 percent increase in December…. Read More

Cleveland Versus Wall Street

Mortgages

Cleveland Versus Wall Street

Cleveland Versus Wall Street

How do you make a documentary movie about a trial that never happened? Run your own trial. That’s the gamble made in Cleveland Versus Wall Street, a new movie about Cleveland’s lawsuit against Wall Street banks for their role in funding the subprime mortgage boom, which destroyed many Cleveland neighborhoods. The movie made its American… Read More

Financial News Roundup: Budget Disagreement Disrupts Pay, Citi Unveils Check Policy

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Budget Disagreement Disrupts Pay, Citi Unveils Check Policy

Financial News Roundup: Budget Disagreement Disrupts Pay, Citi Unveils Check Policy

Today’s top news headlines feature Citi’s new check processing policy and a call for federal regulators to protect low-income housing from banks and investors. Plus, find out why a large number of federal workers may not be getting paid. ‘Non-Essential’ Federal Workers Fear Layoffs CNN Money The government’s inability to reach an agreement on the… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/8/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/8/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/8/11)

This week our favorite blogs include stories about problem resolution and new realities. Take a look at these posts for a heads up on new scams, a break on bank fees and relationship spending advice. And as always, if you enjoy any of our favorites, we encourage you to follow them on twitter for regular… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: Establishing Credit and Stretching Your Dollars

Personal Finance

Talk Credit Radio: Establishing Credit and Stretching Your Dollars

Talk Credit Radio: Establishing Credit and Stretching Your Dollars

Today, Friday April 8th, Talk Credit Radio host Gerri Detweiler interviews Farnoosh Torabi about the best way for young people to establish credit. And for parents, she’ll explain the pros and cons of cosigning versus adding your kids onto your credit cards as an authorized user. Farnoosh is Credit.com’s Personal Finance Contributor and the author… Read More

What You Should Know About “Introductory” APRs

Credit Cards

What You Should Know About “Introductory” APRs

What You Should Know About “Introductory” APRs

An introductory interest rate is often called a “teaser” rate. The promise of 0% interest for a period of time can be very enticing and might “tease” you into applying for the card. A lot of cards these days offer introductory APRs. Some credit cards are even offering them on both purchases and balance transfers. When… Read More

Obama Declares April National Financial Literacy Month

Personal Finance

Obama Declares April National Financial Literacy Month

Obama Declares April National Financial Literacy Month

Because many consumers, regardless of the demographics into which they fall, faced severe financial hardship during the recent recession, the Obama administration has redoubled efforts to get Americans clued in on how to properly handle their finances. In addition to having already set up a number of agencies and initiatives designed to keep consumers safe… Read More

Show Me More

Find out where you stand.
Get your FREE personalized credit report card.

Sign Up Now
X

Stay connected to our experts

Please submit your email address to get credit & money tips & advice
from our team of 30+ experts, delivered weekly to your inbox.