What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

Managing Debt

What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

What to Do If You’re Sued By Your Credit Card Company

Whether the notice comes in the mail, or is delivered to your doorstep, being told that you are being sued for a credit card debt can be terrifying. For many people, the first reaction is to shut down and ignore the situation. “The tragedy…is not that the consumer was sued but that most never respond,” says Steve... Read More

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Managing Debt

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Are Debt Collectors Stalking You Online?

Debt collectors spend a lot of time chasing down accounts, many of which will never result in a payment being made. A smart collector will spend time trying to collect on accounts that are most likely to have the ability to pay. Therefore, some collectors are looking beyond the traditional tools, like your credit report,... Read More

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

Identity Theft

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

How to Use a Public Computer Safely

As Americans hit the road this summer for road trips and other vacations, many may be accessing public wireless networks along the way to stay in touch with friends and family back home, check their emails, or do some research on their destination. Next month, college students will start heading back to campus, too, and... Read More

The 10 Biggest Consumer Complaints

Personal Finance

The 10 Biggest Consumer Complaints

The 10 Biggest Consumer Complaints

We all have had bad experiences with companies before — a bank that charged you a fee in error, a package that never arrived, a mechanic who doesn’t seem to be charging you a fair price for your repairs. When you have a complaint, there are people on the ground that are here to help.... Read More

How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit

Mortgages

How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit

How to Get a Mortgage With Bad Credit

Today, there is still a general consensus that to buy a home you need to have 20% down and a good-to-excellent credit history. The good news is you actually don’t need a large down payment or great credit in order to purchase a home with competitive market terms. Let’s look at the characteristics of what... Read More

12 Ways to Cut Costs at the Grocery Store

Personal Finance

12 Ways to Cut Costs at the Grocery Store

12 Ways to Cut Costs at the Grocery Store

We all have to eat, and unless you have unlimited cash for fine dining, that means we have to frequent the supermarket. But did you know that you could be tossing money away — little by little — at the checkout line? Here are some tips to help you cut costs at the grocery store.... Read More

Should You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Credit Cards

Should You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Should You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Sometimes it’s easy to think of teenagers as mini-adults. They’re starting to display the traits of adulthood — physically, mentally and creatively. At the same time, teens are notorious for lacking a fully developed sense of judgment. To varying degrees, teens are generally less able to recognize the consequences of their actions than they will... Read More

Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

Credit Score

Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

Equifax Ordered to Pay $18.6M for Credit Report Mistakes

Julie Miller’s long battle to fix her credit report ended Friday, when a jury awarded her $18.6 million in her civil suit against credit reporting agency Equifax. Miller says her troubles started in late 2009, when she was denied credit at Hubbard Bank due to her credit report. In 2009, she requested her credit report... Read More

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