Is Your Kid Being Targeted for a Credit Card?

Students

Is Your Kid Being Targeted for a Credit Card?

Is Your Kid Being Targeted for a Credit Card?

In the late ’90s, the Internet was really and truly the Wild, Wild West. It was a tough time for parenting because it was difficult to know exactly what to tell our kids about staying safe online. But one thing was as clear then as it is now: Don’t give personal information on the Internet…. Read More

TweetChat Today: Jean Chatzky Answers Your Questions! #DebtDiet

Managing Debt

TweetChat Today: Jean Chatzky Answers Your Questions! #DebtDiet

TweetChat Today: Jean Chatzky Answers Your Questions! #DebtDiet

Join Credit.com and personal finance expert Jean Chatzky for a Tweet Chat today, Thursday May 19th, at 11:00 a.m. PST / 2:00 p.m. EST in to kick off our collaboration on The Debt Diet Challenge. We’re looking for five people to try out Jean’s Debt Diet. Those selected to participate will have full access to… Read More

BofA Pledges Foreclosure Help for Chicago

Mortgages

BofA Pledges Foreclosure Help for Chicago

BofA Pledges Foreclosure Help for Chicago

In the waning days of his 22 years as Chicago’s mayor, Richard M. Daley announced a new partnership with Bank of America by which the bank will donate hundreds of foreclosed residential units to local government agencies, pay to demolish abandoned buildings, and improve its process for informing the city about new foreclosures. “As we… Read More

Consumers Spent More on Cards for Retail

Credit Cards

Consumers Spent More on Cards for Retail

Consumers Spent More on Cards for Retail

April saw year-over-year increases in both the amount of transactions using checks, credit and debit cards, as well as the value of those purchases, according to the latest statistics from First Data’s monthly SpendTrend study. Overall, debit purchases that required consumers’ signatures saw the biggest increases in both categories, rising 9.5 and 9.9 percent, respectively…. Read More

An Anti-Consumer Loophole in Financial Overhaul Law?

Personal Finance

An Anti-Consumer Loophole in Financial Overhaul Law?

An Anti-Consumer Loophole in Financial Overhaul Law?

The Dodd-Frank financial reform act, passed last year by Congress, did a lot of things consumer advocates like. It created a Consumer Financial Protection Bureau charged with weeding out deceptive practices in the financial services industry and improving disclosures to consumers on things like mortgages and credit cards. It took power away from the Office… Read More

Bank of America Wins Praise, Hikes Fees

Personal Finance

Bank of America Wins Praise, Hikes Fees

Bank of America Wins Praise, Hikes Fees

Bank of America has won praise lately for doing a better job than most big banks of informing customers about its checking account fees. But now those fees are about to go up. Starting May 24, the bank will charge a monthly fee of $12 for its MyAccess checking account, up from the current $8.95…. Read More

Financial News Roundup: Many Americans Underemployed, Low Enrollment in Government Health Program

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: Many Americans Underemployed, Low Enrollment in Government Health Program

Financial News Roundup: Many Americans Underemployed, Low Enrollment in Government Health Program

Today’s top news headlines feature the reasons enrollment numbers in the government’s pre-existing conditions health program remain low and the growing number of workers who are underemployed. Plus, find out why profits at ‘big-box’ chains, such as WalMart, are falling. Underemployment Remains A Problem For Many Adults CNN Money The high unemployment rate in the… Read More

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