Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

Mortgages

Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

Score Disclosure Notices: Not Viable for Tracking Your Score Over Time

As I recently blogged, lenders are now required to supply potential borrowers with their credit scores if they are denied credit or offered less favorable terms because of those scores, thanks to credit score disclosure rules that became effective July 21st. If you’ve applied for credit since then, you may have already received a letter… Read More

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

Managing Debt

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

The Credit Line: Medical Bill Nightmares and Your Credit

Tune in to this week’s installment of The Credit Line, hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, August 6, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. Are Medical Bills Ruining Your Credit? Nicholas Newsad, author of The Medical… Read More

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

Credit Cards

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

How Would A Double-Dip Impact Credit Card Rates?

After a big stock market decline on Thursday, and smaller but continued dip in stock values Friday morning, many people are wondering whether our long-struggling economic recovery may actually be headed for a double-dip recession. (Some people doubt whether the recovery ever really started.) What does all this mean for your credit? If you’ve had… Read More

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

Auto Loans

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

Regulator Hears of Car Dealers Scamming Soldiers

A car dealer tells an Army soldier that the perfect car is sitting on a distant lot. They ride there together in a van, but the van leaves. If the soldier fails to return to base soon, he will be reported as AWOL. The soldier is stuck, so he buys the car. This scenario plays… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

The dust is settling on the debt negotiations, but many are still feeling weary about spending cuts and their personal debts. So, in the spirit of self-empowerment we included stories with advice, tips and motivation to get out of debt and stay that way.  Stand up, be decisive and move forward and show the government… Read More

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

Mortgages

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

Senate Considers Ways to Bring Trust Back to Mortgages

The mortgage industry is torn apart by mistrust, and that mistrust has stalled the recovery of the housing market and the entire American economy, Senate Banking Committee Chairman Tim Johnson (D-SD) said before Congress this week. “Borrowers aren’t certain that servicers are accurately evaluating them for modifications,” Johnson said. “Servicers aren’t confident that borrowers’ documents… Read More

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

Credit Cards

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

Rewards Credit Cards May be Problematic for Some

There are a number of reasons that rewards credit cards typically cost more than no-frills accounts, according to a report from the Los Angeles Times. The first is that they typically come with far higher interest rates than normal credit cards, which can become problematic if the cardholder carries a balance from one month to… Read More

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