Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

Students

Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

Romney, Obama Both Support Student Loan Interest Freeze

Though the nation’s two major political parties have very little they can agree on, it seems that one issue where there’s a bit of common ground, at least among each side’s likely presidential candidates, is in the area of student loans. Both President Barack Obama and likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney have come out in… Read More

Rejected for a Loan or Credit Card? Next Steps.

Credit 101

Rejected for a Loan or Credit Card? Next Steps.

Rejected for a Loan or Credit Card? Next Steps.

These days, though many lenders are now relaxing their existing credit standards to allow more consumers access to new loans and credit cards, a large number of people are still having trouble qualifying. As a consequence, those consumers who applied for a loan or credit card only to be rejected may be left wondering what… Read More

More Adopting Mobile Credit Card Processors, Payments

Credit Cards

More Adopting Mobile Credit Card Processors, Payments

More Adopting Mobile Credit Card Processors, Payments

The largest processor of mobile credit card payments recently reported that in just the last month it has seen its annualized expectations for transaction values surge by 25 percent. Square, the mobile payment processing startup created by Twitter co-founder Jack Dorsey, recently revealed that it saw projected transaction values for 2012 climb to more than… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4/28/12

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4/28/12

Credit.com in the News 4/28/12

The experts from Credit.com contribute to a wide range of publications on subjects including taxes, identity theft, credit scores, credit cards and debt. Check out the recent hits… Credit.com co-founder Adam Levin appeared on Fox and Friends to discuss the country’s new mortgage mess. He sets the record straight on what’s being done in Washington… Read More

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Mortgages

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

Say Something Already! Obama & Romney’s Housing Crisis

President Obama, Governor Romney and their backers may be spending hundreds of millions of dollars to live in the most expensive and exclusive house in the nation, but they aren’t saying enough about the fact that housing in America is broken. Despite what the media and candidates might have you believe, real estate, home ownership… Read More

Young Adults Struggling Financially Under Credit Card, Loan Debt

Managing Debt

Young Adults Struggling Financially Under Credit Card, Loan Debt

Young Adults Struggling Financially Under Credit Card, Loan Debt

These days, college kids are graduating from school with tens of thousands of dollars in debt spread across credit cards, auto financing and student loans, and experts say this could all have been avoided with a little bit of financial education. A large amount of data suggests that young adults in their 20s are having… Read More

Can Your Roommate Ruin Your Credit?

Credit Score

Can Your Roommate Ruin Your Credit?

Can Your Roommate Ruin Your Credit?

Jim has a question about his roommate and credit information.  Jim is careful to always pay his bills on time, keep his credit balances low and has a pretty good credit score.  Rick, his roommate, is quite the opposite and is frequently late with his credit payments and has several credit cards with high balances…. Read More

Critics Say Mortgage Lending Too Tight

Mortgages

Critics Say Mortgage Lending Too Tight

Critics Say Mortgage Lending Too Tight

The recent financial downturn caused many financial institutions to significantly tighten their lending restrictions, and understandably so. But as the economy continues to improve, many are once again loosening them, with the exceptions of those which grant home loans. Mortgage lending standards have remained particularly tight even as those for other lines of credit have… Read More

Should Consumers Avoid Having Too Many Credit Cards?

Credit Cards

Should Consumers Avoid Having Too Many Credit Cards?

Should Consumers Avoid Having Too Many Credit Cards?

Many consumers may have heard about a new trend in recent months that has led borrowers with stronger credit scores to accept the large number of offers for new credit cards they may be receiving from lenders. The reason for this, ostensibly, is to reap the hundreds of dollars worth of points, cash back and… Read More

Choosing the Right Travel Rewards Credit Card

Credit Cards

Choosing the Right Travel Rewards Credit Card

Choosing the Right Travel Rewards Credit Card

I frequently get asked if it’s better to go with a general travel rewards credit card or with one that’s branded by an airline. Well, the answer to that depends on how you answer this question: Do you fly on one airline the vast majority of the time? If the answer is no, then stick… Read More

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