Feeling Jittery? Some Credit Advice for any Disaster

Credit 101

Feeling Jittery? Some Credit Advice for any Disaster

Feeling Jittery? Some Credit Advice for any Disaster

We don’t know about you, but something in the air is making us jumpy. Maybe it’s the combination of earthquakes and hurricanes on the East Coast with wildfires in Texas, or the blackout in Southern California. These days, we’re getting lots of inquiries lately about how consumers can prepare their finances and credit for disaster,… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

We’re going back to basics this week, offering you all the news, advice and tips in the world of credit. This week’s topics include new innovations and revelations. They also include tips and advice on how to choose the best card and to improve your credit score. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

Personal Finance

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

Talk Credit Radio: How to Live Well On An Average Income

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday September 9, 2011 Tune into Talk Credit Radio this week with Credit.com’s personal finance expert Gerri Detweiler, live from 4-5 ET/1-2 PT on WSRQ. How to Live Well On An Average Income You don’t have to make a six-figure income to live well, and Danny Kofke is proof of… Read More

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

Managing Debt

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

To Save or Pay Off Debt? Do Both.

Should I save or pay down debt? It’s not easy to decide, but for better or for worse, managing your money well often boils down to a series of choices like this. Picking one over the other offers pluses and minuses, but inevitably you may always feel a bit behind on your financial game. As… Read More

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

Personal Finance

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

For Ex-Soldiers, Extra Paycheck Could Mean Higher Taxes

Who wouldn’t want an extra paycheck every year? For millions of retired soldiers that wish is about to come true, but not without some potential problems with the IRS. The news came in the form of a press release from the Department of Defense, which announced on Tuesday that it will change some dates when… Read More

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

Credit Cards

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

4 Credit Cards to Help You Save on Gas

Just when it looked like we might be getting a break on gas prices, they start creeping up again. Here’s the latest on credit cards that will help you save money at the gas pump. And remember, no carrying a balance on these cards. If you do, say goodbye to the rewards. #1: Blue Cash… Read More

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

Credit Score

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

New Credit Score Could Help Millions, Eventually

The plea for credit score help was direct, almost desperate. A woman and her husband placed a “fairly large” good faith deposit on a home. But then her credit score fell from 626 to 619, just one point shy of the minimum required by the Department of Veterans Affairs to qualify for a mortgage. She… Read More

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