Credit Card Industry Change May Not Come Soon

Credit Cards

Credit Card Industry Change May Not Come Soon

Credit Card Industry Change May Not Come Soon

A number of different industries—cellphone manufacturers, credit card lenders, banks and service providers—will have to come to a consensus on how so-called mobile wallets, which will allow consumers to load debit or credit card information onto their smartphones, are going to work, according to a report from the New York Times. Millions of handsets across… Read More

Lender Offers Home Loan Help to Thousands

Mortgages

Lender Offers Home Loan Help to Thousands

Lender Offers Home Loan Help to Thousands

About 2,400 people in Central Ohio recently received letters from JPMorgan Chase inviting them to a home loan counseling seminar in Columbus because they are in danger of losing their property to foreclosure, according to a report from the Columbus Dispatch. At the event, consumers can at least get a better understanding of their situation,… Read More

“Fake Court” Collections Victim Wants Money Back

Managing Debt

“Fake Court” Collections Victim Wants Money Back

“Fake Court” Collections Victim Wants Money Back

When Marilyn Johnson’s husband died, she couldn’t afford the entire bill for the funeral, leaving her with an unpaid debt of $2,142 to the funeral home. The bill went to a debt collector, and soon Johnson found herself facing a judge in a courtroom. By then, Johnson owed $4,047 in debt plus fees, the judge… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/24/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/24/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (3/24/11)

This week’s roundup includes stories about improvements for consumers. Some of them are coming around legislatively, some of them are coming from the consumers themselves and some are barely improvements at all. Still, they are improvements nonetheless. We encourage you to follow the contributors you enjoy on twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to… Read More

Fed Closes More CARD Act Loopholes

Credit Cards

Fed Closes More CARD Act Loopholes

Fed Closes More CARD Act Loopholes

Since the Credit CARD Act was signed into law on May 22, 2009, credit cards have become safer and their terms more straightforward—at least according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. But regulators continue to scrutinize the industry as some creative card issuers continue looking for ways to boost their bottom line. In its final… Read More

Credit.com’s Gerri Detweiler Launches Talk Credit Radio Today

Personal Finance

Credit.com’s Gerri Detweiler Launches Talk Credit Radio Today

Credit.com’s Gerri Detweiler Launches Talk Credit Radio Today

Do you have credit questions? Credit.com Personal Finance Expert Gerri Detweiler has answers, and she’ll be sharing them on her new radio show, Talk Credit Radio—live today. Talk Credit Radio is an hour-long weekly radio show that will air live on WWPR 1490 AM in Bradenton, Fla. We’ll also stream the show live right here… Read More

4 Reasons to Avoid Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

Managing Debt

4 Reasons to Avoid Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

4 Reasons to Avoid Paying Taxes with a Credit Card

The IRS suggests that paying your taxes with a credit card is a convenient and safe way to pay Uncle Sam. It might be convenient and safe, but it isn’t cheap. Here are four reasons you shouldn’t pay your taxes with a credit card: #1: Convenience fees are added to your payment You can pay taxes… Read More

Arizonans’ Credit Card Debt Can Be Pursued for up to Six Years

Managing Debt

Arizonans’ Credit Card Debt Can Be Pursued for up to Six Years

Arizonans’ Credit Card Debt Can Be Pursued for up to Six Years

The Arizona state Senate recently passed a law clarifying the statute of limitations for collecting defaulted credit card debt from as being six years, according to a report from the Yuma Sun. Supporters of the bill say the old law was not clear enough in the window it spelled out, as some officials interpreted it… Read More

Your Money Matters: Tune In For Credit Building Tips

Credit Score

Your Money Matters: Tune In For Credit Building Tips

Your Money Matters: Tune In For Credit Building Tips

Earlier this month I joined Your Money Matters! radio host Marc Pearlman to discuss all things credit. In case you missed our hour-long chat, check out the audio page here. He asked me a slew of questions but I have a brief recap of some of our discussion points below. Your Money Matters! is heard… Read More

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