This Week in Credit News: Uncle Sam Gives Back

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: Uncle Sam Gives Back

This Week in Credit News: Uncle Sam Gives Back

This week brought some great news for borrowers, with several government agencies showing their most consumer-friendly sides and making strides to improve credit availability and transparency. Read on to find out the biggest credit news this week. CFPB Releases Consumer Complaints for Credit Cards As we mentioned in last week’s roundup, banks were not so… Read More

Citi Expanding Rewards Offerings This Year

Credit Cards

Citi Expanding Rewards Offerings This Year

Citi Expanding Rewards Offerings This Year

Consumers who have rewards credit cards issued by one of the nation’s top lenders will be able to enjoy more perks with the points they rack up this year. Consumers who have Citi ThankYou rewards cards will now be able to apply the points they rack up for tickets to concerts and other events through… Read More

The Most Awkward Money Moment? Getting Declined

Credit Cards

The Most Awkward Money Moment? Getting Declined

The Most Awkward Money Moment? Getting Declined

Millions of consumers have had embarrassing moments in the past that were related to their finances, but a new survey finds that credit cards are involved in the kind of experience that’s most embarrassing of all. When it comes to uncomfortable financial moments, consumers say that having their credit card rejected when they attempt to… Read More

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

Personal Finance

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

How to Keep Your Wedding On Budget

Wedding season is upon us, and couples across the nation are shelling out tons of cash to tie the knot. This may not come as a shock to many of you, but weddings are expensive. I didn’t realize all the intricacies or expenses involved until my fiancé and I started to plan our wedding for next… Read More

CFPB Releases Consumer Complaints for Credit Cards

Credit Cards

CFPB Releases Consumer Complaints for Credit Cards

CFPB Releases Consumer Complaints for Credit Cards

Since gaining full regulatory power over the financial industry last July, the federal agency tasked with protecting consumers from predatory or troubling lending practices has received thousands of complaints from consumers. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recently published the full details of the complaints it received from Americans since taking power on July 21,… Read More

8 Surprising Things That Affect Your Credit

Credit 101

8 Surprising Things That Affect Your Credit

8 Surprising Things That Affect Your Credit

Learning the rules of credit isn’t always as straightforward as you might think. Sometimes, doing something you might think would be great for your credit score can actually have an unintentional negative impact. The first step in understanding what affects your score is to know where you stand by pulling your free credit report once… Read More

Surprise Medical Bill? Here’s How to Respond.

Managing Debt

Surprise Medical Bill? Here’s How to Respond.

Surprise Medical Bill? Here’s How to Respond.

What happens when you discover an unpaid medical bill after it’s already destroyed your credit rating? A reader of Credit.com using the screen name “Sarah” told us in a comment on our blog about her medical bill nightmare, wondering what she could to do fix such a problem. Sarah and her husband were excited to… Read More

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

Credit Score

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

Increased scrutiny of loan applications means that getting a mortgage loan today can be a nail-biting experience. For some, there is that heart-stopping moment when the loan officer says, “There is a problem with your credit.” What if that “problem” is a mistake and you don’t have a lot of time to fix it? Reader… Read More

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

Credit Cards

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

The Best Travel Rewards Credit Cards in America 2012

Welcome to the sixth installment of our Best Credit Cards in America series. This time, we pored over dozens of offers for travel rewards cards to determine which ones give customers the best value. We looked at this category of cards since it’s the time of year when they’re most likely to be put to… Read More

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