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

Survey Finds Strategic Defaulters Have Good Credit

Mortgages

Survey Finds Strategic Defaulters Have Good Credit

Survey Finds Strategic Defaulters Have Good Credit

The debate over strategic default— when a homeowner with the ability to afford his mortgage decides to stop paying because his home is worth less than the loan—has largely been one of ethics. Is it morally right to walk away from a legal contract such as a mortgage? Immoral or not, new data suggests that those… Read More

Fewer Purchase Applications Causes Sizeable Mortgage Market Decline

Mortgages

Fewer Purchase Applications Causes Sizeable Mortgage Market Decline

Fewer Purchase Applications Causes Sizeable Mortgage Market Decline

The number of applications for new home loans fell by a seasonally adjusted 13.6 percent in the week ending April 22, accounting for a 5.6 percent overall drop in the market, according to the latest statistics from the Mortgage Bankers Association. There was also a slight decrease in the number of consumers who sought to… Read More

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Facts About Debt Settlement

Managing Debt

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Facts About Debt Settlement

Top 10 Most Misunderstood Facts About Debt Settlement

Over the past few years debt settlement has been in the news, and not always in a good way. Many consumers have complained about the services they’ve received while others have been very happy. Much of the disparity in the perception of the service is due to misconceptions about the process itself. So here are… Read More

77 Million People Affected by Playstation Hack

Identity Theft

77 Million People Affected by Playstation Hack

77 Million People Affected by Playstation Hack

Now even your video games can be hacked. Sony announced recently that all 77 million people who use their PlayStations to play online video games may have had their names, and maybe their credit card numbers, stolen by hackers. The hackers also obtained users’ addresses, birthdays and billing history. The data breach forced Sony to… Read More

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