Crowdfunding for Student Loan Debt?

Students

Crowdfunding for Student Loan Debt?

Crowdfunding for Student Loan Debt?

It’s easy for someone to say, “Follow your dreams” — they don’t have to pay for it. Then again, maybe they could. Piglt (pronounced “piglet”) is a platform for crowdfunding higher education expenses and student loan debt. Dreamers promote their campaigns, set a fundraising goal and hope to connect with people — Believers, as Piglt... Read More

Is Debt Collection About to Become Fairer?

Managing Debt

Is Debt Collection About to Become Fairer?

Is Debt Collection About to Become Fairer?

Billions of dollars of debts go unpaid every year. This fact is not surprising. But what may surprise you is that the majority of bills that go several months late will never get paid, and there is a huge market for these unpaid bills. Investors are willing to buy bad uncollected debts (already proven to... Read More

How to Budget for Obamacare

Personal Finance

How to Budget for Obamacare

How to Budget for Obamacare

Millions of uninsured Americans can start shopping on the health insurance marketplace when it opens Oct. 1, and for many of them, it will be the first time health insurance becomes a part of their monthly budgets. Figuring out how much they’ll pay in premiums, copays, deductibles, co-insurance and out-of-pocket maximums is complicated by the... Read More

Don’t Let Nana Fall Victim to Senior Scams

Identity Theft

Don’t Let Nana Fall Victim to Senior Scams

Don’t Let Nana Fall Victim to Senior Scams

It’s always good to honor Nana and Pop-Pop for all they’ve done to make our lives better, like many Americans did this weekend for Grandparents Day. But it’s also good for us to lend them a hand, too. Statistics show that seniors are targeted more than other age groups for identity theft scams. As a... Read More

The Most Debt-Free States in America

Managing Debt

The Most Debt-Free States in America

The Most Debt-Free States in America

Keep your credit card balances low and you’ll not only save money on interest, but you’ll probably sleep better at night as well. By that measure, residents of Iowa should be getting a good night’s sleep. According to data from Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports and Experian’s IntelliView tool, Iowans carry the lowest average credit card balance... Read More

Credit.com in the News 9.9.13

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 9.9.13

Credit.com in the News 9.9.13

Privacy issues have been all over the news, and Credit.com’s experts have weighed in on the issue for a handful of media outlets. Here’s where our experts have given credit tips recently: The Columbus Dispatch ran a piece from the Dallas Morning News, in which Credit.com Co-Founder and Chairman Adam Levin spoke about protecting children... Read More

My Friend Stole My Identity

Identity Theft

My Friend Stole My Identity

My Friend Stole My Identity

This week, a front-page post on Reddit asked users to share their weirdest friendship-ending moments. Many people shared stories about catching friends stealing — boyfriends, money, clothes. But one guy told a story about a friend who stole his identity. Discovering You Have a Bad Friend The victim’s post was one of the most popular of the... Read More

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