What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

Identity Theft

What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

What Facebook’s FTC Settlement Means for Businesses

Whether you’re a Facebook user, a privacy wonk, or both, you’re likely aware of the social network’s settlement with the Federal Trade Commission, announced this week. Under terms of the settlement, Facebook must now get users’ permission before it changes the way their personal information is shared. The social network also agreed to submit to… Read More

Government Warns: Mortgage Modification Scammers Still Going

Mortgages

Government Warns: Mortgage Modification Scammers Still Going

Government Warns: Mortgage Modification Scammers Still Going

We’ve written about scammers offering to help people avoid foreclosure, when really their only goal is to steal money using up-front fees. Now the federal government is getting serious about cracking down on them. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau and the Treasury Department announced Thursday that they are creating a new task force to shut… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: A New Way to Establish Credit

Credit Cards

Talk Credit Radio: A New Way to Establish Credit

Talk Credit Radio: A New Way to Establish Credit

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday December 2, 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. Additional ways to listen are listed below. A New Way To Build Credit You can pay your rent, utilities, insurance, and cell phone bills on… Read More

Debt Diet Challenge: Finding More Ways to Cut Costs

Managing Debt

Debt Diet Challenge: Finding More Ways to Cut Costs

Debt Diet Challenge: Finding More Ways to Cut Costs

This is our weekly installment of The Debt Diet Challenge, in which we follow the progress of participants selected to take Jean Chatzky’s Debt Diet as they work to get themselves out of debt and on track to a better financial future. Every week, the participants blog about their experiences with the program. Here are… Read More

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill?  Here’s What to Do.

Credit Cards

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill? Here’s What to Do.

Find an Error on your Credit Card Bill?  Here’s What to Do.

Generally, when you find an unrecognized charge on your credit card statement, there are three possibilities. An innocent mistake was made by you—in the sense that you forgot that you let your son borrow your card for a day, or the purchase is not sufficiently described on your statement so as to enable you to… Read More

Report Finds Consumers Confused by Credit Card Terms

Credit Cards

Report Finds Consumers Confused by Credit Card Terms

Report Finds Consumers Confused by Credit Card Terms

After months of controversy over whether consumers’ complaints about credit cards should be aired in public, a government watchdog agency released its first report on such complaints on Wednesday. One main result: Credit card issuers have less to fear than they thought. It’s true, more than 5,000 consumers complained about their credit cards in the… Read More

Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

Personal Finance

Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

Chestnuts, Jack Frost and Wall Street’s Spring Bonuses

As we ring out what has been a pretty lousy year for most of us, Wall Streeters are all aglow—thoughts turning to sugar-plum fairies dancing in their brains, bearing bundles of spring bonuses—while stepping around agitated demonstrators who Occupy but a tiny part of their head space. While Wall Street bonuses may be down somewhat… Read More

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