Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Personal Finance

Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Financial News Roundup: More Millionaires, How to Save Lots of Money

Today’s top news headlines feature advice about the importance of reading 111-page checking account disclosure agreements and reasons the number of millionaires in the U.S. is expected to rise. Plus, find out which special factors prompted an increase in unemployment claims. Checking Account Disclosure Agreements Top 111 Pages The New York Times New data reveals… Read More

Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

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Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

Manage Student Loans With Your Smart Phone? Eh.

There are some great mobile apps and phone-friendly websites sites that help us better manage our money and credit, many of which I’ve written about for Credit.com. But I’m not convinced a new mobile service intended to help borrowers manage their student loans is really going to help stem the growing rate of student loan… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (5/6/11)

In finance, trust isn’t a virtue. This week’s stories come with a cautionary tale reminding us to watch our backs when handling our finances. Credit cards, checking accounts and loans are often essential, but sometimes deceptive and punitive. As always, if you enjoy any of our favorites, we encourage you to follow them on Twitter… Read More

Coffee, Tea or Credit?

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Coffee, Tea or Credit?

Coffee, Tea or Credit?

A few days ago I was on a Delta flight heading back to Atlanta from New York City. The flight attendants had just served the snacks. I opted for the biscotti-like cookies because I simply can’t say no to those things. So I’m relaxed, eating cookies and reading my Kindle when I hear this announcement: “We’ll be… Read More

Mobile Phone Companies Won’t Start Rival Payment Network

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Mobile Phone Companies Won’t Start Rival Payment Network

Mobile Phone Companies Won’t Start Rival Payment Network

Plans for Isis, the proposed payment network from the mobile phone service juggernauts AT&T, T-Mobile and Verizon Wireless, will no longer include the development of a way to process transactions, according to a report from the Wall Street Journal. In particular, the companies have had difficulties keeping up technologically when it comes to a standard… Read More

Life Skills That Can Save You Money

Personal Finance

Life Skills That Can Save You Money

Life Skills That Can Save You Money

Most of us trade money for time, convenience, or skill. If you don’t know how to change the oil on your car, you will have to pay a mechanic to do so for you every 3,000-5,000 miles.

New Federal Rule Protects Benefits from Garnishment

Managing Debt

New Federal Rule Protects Benefits from Garnishment

New Federal Rule Protects Benefits from Garnishment

A new rule protecting certain federal benefits from garnishment became effective May 1, 2011. The regulation, titled, Garnishment of Accounts Containing Federal Benefit Payments, is important because it will help protect the elderly and disabled, among others, who receive federal benefits from having that money taken from their checking or savings accounts by creditors. What… Read More

Deutsche Bank Sued for Fraud; Billions at Stake

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Deutsche Bank Sued for Fraud; Billions at Stake

Deutsche Bank Sued for Fraud; Billions at Stake

The United States and the city of Los Angeles filed two different lawsuits against a German Bank this week. The federal lawsuit accuses Deutsche Bank of mortgage fraud. Meanwhile, the city alleges that “Deutsche Bank has become one of the largest slumlords in the City of Los Angeles.” In the federal lawsuit, U.S. Attorney for… Read More

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