10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries

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10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries

10 College Majors with the Best Starting Salaries

This post originally appeared on Money Talks News. “What’s your major?” is a question much better posed to yourself than as an icebreaker with that cutie down the hall. After all, the degree you earn will greatly influence your chances of getting hired and your starting income and lifetime earning potential. Degrees that make the most... Read More

9 Crazy Data Breaches

Identity Theft

9 Crazy Data Breaches

9 Crazy Data Breaches

Five men were indicted last week in the largest credit card hacking scheme in U.S. history, resulting in more than $300 million in losses and a data breach of more than 160 million credit and debit cards since 2005. The four Russian nationals and one Ukrainian man targeted major American and international corporations, hacking into... Read More

I Declared Bankruptcy, And I’m Neither Proud Nor Ashamed

Managing Debt

I Declared Bankruptcy, And I’m Neither Proud Nor Ashamed

I Declared Bankruptcy, And I’m Neither Proud Nor Ashamed

This post originally appeared on TheBillfold.com. I got my first credit card when I was 18 and a freshman in college. It was a Purdue Employees Federal Credit Union card with a 17% APR and a $3,000 or $5,000 or $10,000 credit line. Whatever it was, it was more money than anyone in their right... Read More

This Week in Credit News: Consumers Rage!

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Consumers Rage!

This Week in Credit News: Consumers Rage!

The biggest credit news this week is all about consumer complaints, as a new study on the top customer woes is released and credit and debt issues crack the top five. The 10 Biggest Consumer Complaints Forty agencies in 20 states across the U.S. pooled their records with the Consumer Federation of America and the... Read More

The Most Common Hidden Credit Card Charges

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The Most Common Hidden Credit Card Charges

The Most Common Hidden Credit Card Charges

If you don’t check your credit card statement every month, you may be racking up hidden credit card charges without even realizing it. According to a study released last month from software company BillGuard and research firm Aite Group, there are roughly 233 million hidden credit card charges each year. Of about 5,000 participants in the study, 35%... Read More

What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

Managing Debt

What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

Whether the notice comes in the mail, or is delivered to your doorstep, being told that you are being sued for a credit card debt can be terrifying. For many people, the first reaction is to shut down and ignore the situation. “The tragedy…is not that the consumer was sued but that most never respond,” says Steve... Read More

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Managing Debt

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Debt collectors spend a lot of time chasing down accounts, many of which will never result in a payment being made. A smart collector will spend time trying to collect on accounts that are most likely to have the ability to pay. Therefore, some collectors are looking beyond the traditional tools, like your credit report,... Read More

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

Identity Theft

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

As Americans hit the road this summer for road trips and other vacations, many may be accessing public wireless networks along the way to stay in touch with friends and family back home, check their emails, or do some research on their destination. Next month, college students will start heading back to campus, too, and... Read More

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