Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/10/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/10/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (6/10/11)

Banks are taking large and small-scale hits after losing a hard-fought battle over debit fees and having the foreclosure tables turned by a plucky homeowner. This week’s bloggers bring you these stories as well as tips on how to save on student loans and payday loan alternatives. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

Credit Cards

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

Smartphones Won’t Replace Credit Cards Any Time Soon

As one who is totally fascinated with the intersection of credit cards and technology, I’ve been paying close attention to the buzz surrounding the use of smartphones as credit cards. It’s a burgeoning area and there’s heated competition among companies to be the first to come up with the Next Big Thing. Google announced its… Read More

Nearly 22 Percent of Ohio Homeowners Have Underwater Mortgages

Mortgages

Nearly 22 Percent of Ohio Homeowners Have Underwater Mortgages

Nearly 22 Percent of Ohio Homeowners Have Underwater Mortgages

New data from the mortgage tracking firm CoreLogic showed that 21.9 percent of homeowners in Ohio had underwater mortgages – those with balances that are higher than the value of the property – at the end of the first quarter, according to a report from the Columbus Dispatch. That was up from the 21.6 percent… Read More

Foreclosure Victim? You May be a Better Credit Risk Than You Think

Mortgages

Foreclosure Victim? You May be a Better Credit Risk Than You Think

Foreclosure Victim? You May be a Better Credit Risk Than You Think

Did you lose your house during the recession? You may be less of a credit risk than your credit score makes you appear. And it’s not just your spouse or a consumer advocacy group saying so; it’s people who help define your credit score. TransUnion, one of the three major credit reporting agencies, recently discovered… Read More

Citibank Customers Lose Info in Data Breach

Identity Theft

Citibank Customers Lose Info in Data Breach

Citibank Customers Lose Info in Data Breach

Hundreds of thousands of Citibank customers had their account information accessed by hackers recently, according to an announcement Wednesday by the bank. Hackers gained access to the accounts through Citi Account Online, the bank’s online banking website. About 1% of the bank’s card customers were affected by the breach, according to Citi’s description to Reuters…. Read More

Financial News Roundup: School Budget Constraints Eliminate Yearbooks, Wells Fargo Offers Fixed-Rate Student Loans

Students

Financial News Roundup: School Budget Constraints Eliminate Yearbooks, Wells Fargo Offers Fixed-Rate Student Loans

Financial News Roundup: School Budget Constraints Eliminate Yearbooks, Wells Fargo Offers Fixed-Rate Student Loans

Today’s top news headlines feature the details of Wells Fargo’s new student loan options and reasons many schools have been forced to eliminate traditional mementos, such as yearbooks. Plus, find out how long it takes most unemployed Americans to find a new job. Yearbooks Eliminated Due To Troubled School Budgets CNN Money Many public schools… Read More

College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

Students

College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

College-Bound? Don’t Pass Up Scholarship Dollars

Some would say the value of a college education is priceless, though prospective students may have reason to think otherwise. College tuition has risen significantly in recent years, and young adults are graduating with larger amounts of student loan debt. Although loans have become one of the primary ways students are financing their education, students… Read More

Top 10 Hyper-Specific Groupon Wannabes

Personal Finance

Top 10 Hyper-Specific Groupon Wannabes

Top 10 Hyper-Specific Groupon Wannabes

The soon-to-go-public daily deal website, Groupon, has, in just a couple of years, transformed the way we save money on discretionary things from pizza to Pilates. Following in Groupon’s footsteps—and hoping to snag some of the explosive daily deal market share—similar, but niche websites are cropping up.  Like Groupon, they offer exclusive daily deals, but… Read More

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