Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/28/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/28/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (4/28/11)

It’s our most sensational roundup yet! This week we bring you stories with shocking statistics, crazy crimes and magical purchases. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorites, we encourage you to follow them on Twitter for regular updates. And don’t forget to follow Credit.com at @CreditExperts. Belief in Magical Change Fuels Credit Card… Read More

4 Reasons Credit Cards Won’t Become Extinct

Credit Cards

4 Reasons Credit Cards Won’t Become Extinct

4 Reasons Credit Cards Won’t Become Extinct

No doubt you’ve read the numerous articles over the past several months about the pending demise of credit cards. Not the concept of paying with credit, but the little slivers of plastic in your wallet. I think this proclamation is a little hasty. Yes, I do think that smartphones will be an alternative to whipping out… Read More

Fannie Mae Employees to Work with Minnesota Foreclosure Assistance Nonprofit

Mortgages

Fannie Mae Employees to Work with Minnesota Foreclosure Assistance Nonprofit

Fannie Mae Employees to Work with Minnesota Foreclosure Assistance Nonprofit

The Minnesota Home Ownership Center recently announced a new partnership with Fannie Mae to assign two of the government-controlled mortgage backer’s employees to work with the nonprofit, according to a report from Minnesota Public Radio. Currently, MHOC has 63 counselors working at 20 different nonprofit agencies all around the North Star State. [Featured products: Monitor your… Read More

Game Over. Sony’s PlayStation Network Gets Hacked

Identity Theft

Game Over. Sony’s PlayStation Network Gets Hacked

Game Over. Sony’s PlayStation Network Gets Hacked

On April 26, Sony’s PlayStation Network (PSN) announced more bad news regarding an outage that occurred between April 17 and April 19 – customers’ information, including email addresses, names, home addresses, passwords, date of birth and perhaps even credit card information – may have been compromised due to an invasion into the network.

Study: Student Loan Default & Delinquency Rates “Worrisome”

Students

Study: Student Loan Default & Delinquency Rates “Worrisome”

Study: Student Loan Default & Delinquency Rates “Worrisome”

College graduates are having a much harder time repaying their college loans than previously understood, according to a recent study. Only 37% of 2005 graduates have been able to pay their student loan bills on time every month. The rest either have defaulted, been delinquent, or requested a forbearance of deferral. “The full scope of… Read More

Roundup: Credit Cards with Really Low APRs

Credit Cards

Roundup: Credit Cards with Really Low APRs

Roundup: Credit Cards with Really Low APRs

There are several credit cards on the market that offer zero percent intro APRs for a time period. But if you’re planning to stay with a card for the long haul, eventually you’re going to end up with the go-to rate, also called the regular purchase APR. Right now, there are some credit cards that offer ridiculously… Read More

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