Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?

Should You Pay Your Taxes With a Credit Card?

While the majority of American will expect a tax refund this year, there are still a sizable fraction of us who will have to scrounge up their savings to pay Uncle Sam what they owe. And while some are vaguely aware that there are ways to pay taxes with their credit cards, few really understand... Read More

Bank ATMs Being Hit With Malware

Identity Theft

Bank ATMs Being Hit With Malware

Bank ATMs Being Hit With Malware

These days, consumers are often on the lookout for identity theft scams that may end up compromising many aspects of their finances, but now criminals are doing even more to rip them off, including targeting their banks with malicious software. A new type of malware that targets point-of-sale systems and ATM card readers known as... Read More

How to Live Like a Money Expert

Personal Finance

How to Live Like a Money Expert

How to Live Like a Money Expert

While money experts seem to have their finances all figured out, we know by their own confessions that many of them were once like us — in debt and trying to get out, knowing that a budget is important, but not fully keeping to it.  But how exactly did they reach their financial goals, then?... Read More

Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

Credit.com in the News (3/29/13)

This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of news outlets on subjects including identity theft, celebrity hacking, smartphone security and online safety tips. Check out the hits… Credit.com co-founder, Adam Levin discusses the importance of personal privacy even in the face of national security on Fox Business News. @FoxBusiness @GerriWillisFBN @Adam_K_Levin... Read More

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

Students

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

Life After College: Are You Financially Ready?

College students of years past used to spend four (sometimes five) years working to find their passion, build their skills and networks, and find a job in the “real world.” However, today’s college students have a whole new challenge to face: dealing with debt in a slow job market. With average student loan debt hovering... Read More

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

Credit Cards

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

CFPB Relaxes Credit Card Fee Rule for Lenders

Consumers might have heard a little bit about one particular rule that made it more difficult for consumers to be charged fees simply for signing up for new credit cards, but the restrictions on those sign-up costs were recently relaxed thanks to a bit of legal pressure. The federal Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, which is... Read More

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

Mortgages

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

5 Reasons to Refinance Now

Taking advantage of today’s mortgage rates is certainly something to consider. Even if you took out a mortgage as recently as last year, rates — even while trending up — have remained favorable. When it comes to refinancing, consumers must consider two components: That the mortgage makes sense, and the benefits outweigh the costs. Here... Read More

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

Mortgages

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

The Mortgage Rule Battle on Capitol Hill

There has been a lot of change in mortgage rules in the last few years, many of which were designed to better protect consumers from predatory or problematic lending practices, and now those protective measures seem to be becoming points of contention. Two regulatory changes to the ways in which mortgages are handled, one which... Read More

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