Paying Cash? Service Will Let You Pay Rent at 7-11

Personal Finance

Paying Cash? Service Will Let You Pay Rent at 7-11

Paying Cash? Service Will Let You Pay Rent at 7-11

At least 17 million American adults have no bank accounts or credit cards, according to the FDIC. So how do they pay their bills? The answer so far: With great difficulty and expense. If they need to mail a payment, they often have to wait in line at a post office to buy a money… Read More

How “Good” and “Bad” Credit Affect Your Credit Score

Credit Score

How “Good” and “Bad” Credit Affect Your Credit Score

How “Good” and “Bad” Credit Affect Your Credit Score

Is there such a thing as good or bad credit?  Or is how you use and manage your credit what really makes a difference in your credit score and how lenders perceive you as a good credit risk?  In my opinion, both concepts hold some degree of truth and they are interlinked. There is no… Read More

Good Debt Versus Bad Debt

Managing Debt

Good Debt Versus Bad Debt

Good Debt Versus Bad Debt

You’ll hear some high-profile personal finance experts say that debt is bad debt. Others clearly separate good debt from bad debt with traditional axioms (student loans and mortgages are good debt; credit cards are bad debt). The truth may lie somewhere in between. Debt can be a tool that can be used in good or… Read More

Startups to Guide Your Financial Future

Personal Finance

Startups to Guide Your Financial Future

Startups to Guide Your Financial Future

Right now, many people in the banking industry are trying to figure out how to get you to talk to them online. The benefits to financial institutions are pretty obvious. Online interaction helps them build brand awareness and loyalty among consumers. It saves them money because fewer people go to physical banks and talk to… Read More

How to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis: A Real Bailout

Mortgages

How to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis: A Real Bailout

How to Fix the Foreclosure Crisis: A Real Bailout

Remember “trickle-down economics?” It’s a very simple idea that first entered the vernacular during the Reagan era. It proposes that government can best stimulate the economy as a whole by taking care of companies and decision-makers at the very top of the economic food chain, by means of tax cuts, government incentives, subsidies and the… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/23/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/23/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/23/11)

As most tuned-in adults do, you may have concerns about your financial security. We understand, and have included several ways to protect yourself and reap rewards with wisdom, not just with worry. Sometimes it pays to play by the rules and sometimes it pays not to play at all. Finding your balance is always the… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: Does Debt Consolidation Really Work?

Managing Debt

Talk Credit Radio: Does Debt Consolidation Really Work?

Talk Credit Radio: Does Debt Consolidation Really Work?

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday September 23, 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. Does Debt Consolidation Really Work? Have you been looking for a debt consolidation loan or consolidation company to help you get out of debt? Every… Read More

The Credit Line: Judge Lynn Toler Talks Divorce Court and Credit

Personal Finance

The Credit Line: Judge Lynn Toler Talks Divorce Court and Credit

The Credit Line: Judge Lynn Toler Talks Divorce Court and 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, September 24, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy. Divorce and Credit When wrapped up in planning to marry one’s mate,… Read More

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