Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

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Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Home Depot Cuts Prices After Transaction Fee Battle

Consumers who head to one of the nation’s top home improvement retailers in the near future may notice that the prices they’re charged for their purchases are lower than they might have seen in the past. After Home Depot fought and won a major battle with large financial institutions over the fees it was charged… Read More

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

Credit.com in the News 6/15/12

This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of publications on subjects including taxes, identity theft, credit scores, credit cards and debt. Check out the hits… Credit.com chairman Adam Levin talks to Harris Faulkner at Fox News about the password data breach of social and dating sites like LinkedIn and eHarmony. He… Read More

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Identity Theft

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

Hackers: If You Can’t Beat ‘Em, Hire ‘Em

So what’s it worth to you to prevent world-wide economic collapse, or even a major interruption of essential services, like power or water? These are not hypothetical questions. Nor will they be caused by the Eurozone disaster, a double-dip recession, the disintegration of institutions deemed “too big to fail,” or government spending run amok. I… Read More

This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

Personal Finance

This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

This Week in Credit News: The CFPB Faces a Fight

This week was relatively quiet in credit card news, with the biggest highlight coming Wednesday when the banking industry spoke out against a consumer review site proposed by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. What’s prompting the industry’s concern, and will we be seeing more pushback against CFPB policies? Keep reading to find out! Plan to… Read More

8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

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8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

8 TV Dads With Bad Credit

In honor of this Father’s Day, we at Credit.com wanted to pay homage to a few iconic TV dads and their credit catastrophes.  Why?  Of course, because we love them. Also, in taking a moment to celebrate some of the best televised money mistakes, we can learn something and maybe laugh about it along the… Read More

Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

Credit Score

Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

Experian Debuts New Score for the Unbanked

Experian unveiled a new credit score on Wednesday designed specifically to help the unbanked and underbanked qualify for cost-effective loans. The credit bureau’s Extended View Score pairs data from rental agreements and public records with core credit information to generate a report for consumers with thin-to-no credit files. Core credit data, which includes items like… Read More

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

Credit Cards

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

Smaller Lenders Struggling to Offer Rewards Programs

While many credit card issuers have been significantly boosting the value of the rewards programs they offers to consumers in recent months, largely due to increasing interest in borrowing, smaller financial institutions have lagged behind in those efforts. Credit unions in particular have found it difficult to offer their customers credit cards that come with… Read More

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

Credit Cards

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

8 Ways to Score Extra Credit Card Perks

Credit card rewards programs offer people the opportunity to actually make money off of purchases. But responsible spenders should know there are several ways to maximize cash back, points or miles. This includes knowing where to look for special offers, how to earn extra points per dollar and when to charge a high-ticket item. Keep… Read More

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

Managing Debt

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

Our Debt Has Changed A Lot Since the Recession

The recent economic downturn had a significant impact on the way we view our finances, and prompted many to try to get out from under the significant debts they may have built in the years leading up to the recession. The number of families nationwide that carried any sort of debt fell between 2007 and… Read More

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