What’s a Good Credit Score in Today’s Economy?

Credit Score

What’s a Good Credit Score in Today’s Economy?

What’s a Good Credit Score in Today’s Economy?

While your credit score provides insight into where you stand relative to others within a score range, it does not tell you if you’ll be approved for a loan, or at what terms.  Each lender makes that decision and will usually take your credit score into consideration when they decide whether or not to grant… Read More

The Best Credit Cards in America: Cash Back and Travel Rewards

Credit Cards

The Best Credit Cards in America: Cash Back and Travel Rewards

The Best Credit Cards in America: Cash Back and Travel Rewards

Welcome to the first installment of Credit.com’s Best Credit Cards in America. Every three months, I’ll look at two specific categories and analyze the best cards in each group. In this first installment, I’m giving awards for the Best Cash Back Credit Card and the Best Travel Rewards Credit Card in America. The category winner… Read More

Delawareans May Be Able to Tap Federal Funds to Avoid Foreclosure

Mortgages

Delawareans May Be Able to Tap Federal Funds to Avoid Foreclosure

Delawareans May Be Able to Tap Federal Funds to Avoid Foreclosure

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development recently announced that it would grant $6 million in federal funds to the state of Delaware to help its residents avoid foreclosure, according to a report from the Delmarva Daily Times. Through the new program, which will be administrated by the Delaware Emergency Mortgage Assistance Program, consumers… Read More

Just In Time, IRS Makes It Easier to Repay

Personal Finance

Just In Time, IRS Makes It Easier to Repay

Just In Time, IRS Makes It Easier to Repay

Just in time for the April tax deadline, the IRS has announced a new policy to help people who owe tax debts pay the money back. Under the agency’s new system, people with higher incomes and higher tax debts will qualify for payment plans and possibly avoid getting sued by the Feds. “These steps are… Read More

Pre-Paid Debt Settlement, Rest in Peace

Managing Debt

Pre-Paid Debt Settlement, Rest in Peace

Pre-Paid Debt Settlement, Rest in Peace

One nearly dead, one dying fast. For consumers looking for low-cost ways to borrow money and get out of debt, the downfall of two entire industries may actually be good news, consumer advocates say. The first lending industry on the ropes was tax anticipation loans. A series of regulatory changes could make 2011 the last… Read More

HUD Eases Surviving Spouses’ Mortgage Burden

Mortgages

HUD Eases Surviving Spouses’ Mortgage Burden

HUD Eases Surviving Spouses’ Mortgage Burden

Under pressure from a powerful senior citizens’ group, the Department of Housing and Urban Development announced recently that widows and widowers won’t be forced to pay off reverse mortgage debt exceeding their home’s value—a policy that had previously left some seniors facing foreclosure. The decision will help three seniors who’d filed suit against HUD to stay… Read More

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