Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

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Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

It’s been a couple weeks of serious natural disasters. First the big east coast earthquake, then Hurricane Irene. What’s next? Sharks raining from the heavens? Charlie Sheen gets another sitcom? It seems like anything could happen. But seriously folks… Last week, our chairman and co-founder Adam Levin discussed disaster preparedness on his radio show, The… Read More

Increasingly, Banks Competing for Consumer Loyalty

Personal Finance

Increasingly, Banks Competing for Consumer Loyalty

Increasingly, Banks Competing for Consumer Loyalty

Banks want your loyalty, and increasingly they’re willing to pay for it. Bank of America announced this week that it will begin paying its credit cardholders a 10% bonus on rewards points when they combine their cards with a savings or checking account from the bank. The announcement comes a week after Capital One said… Read More

Talk Credit Radio: How Debt Collectors Try to Use Your Children To Collect

Managing Debt

Talk Credit Radio: How Debt Collectors Try to Use Your Children To Collect

Talk Credit Radio: How Debt Collectors Try to Use Your Children To Collect

This week on Talk Credit Radio: Friday September 2, 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. Debt Collectors Using Children to Collect How to deal with difficult debt situations like high-pressure collection tactics, threats of lawsuits from your creditors, or even… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

The weather on the East coast was a wake up call to many that we must protect not only our personal health, but protecting our financial health against the unknown is important too. This week we bring you advice from our favorite bloggers on precautions and repair for your financial house. We also threw in… Read More

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

Credit Cards

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

Should You Ever Get a Credit Card with an Annual Fee?

It used to be a cardinal rule of credit cards that you should avoid annual fees like the plague. I’ve never been very good at following rules and this is no exception. These days, what really matters is whether or not you’ll benefit from the card. Here are two scenarios where taking on an annual… Read More

Medication for Middle-Class Mortgage Mania

Mortgages

Medication for Middle-Class Mortgage Mania

Medication for Middle-Class Mortgage Mania

Everything old is new again…. Between 1634 and 1637, tulips became all the rage in Holland. The record of exactly what happened is sketchy and perhaps apocryphal in part, but at one point a particular kind of tulip bulb could be traded in the marketplace for about 12 acres of land. This is one reason… Read More

Gas Prices Could Set Record High This Labor Day

Personal Finance

Gas Prices Could Set Record High This Labor Day

Gas Prices Could Set Record High This Labor Day

Gas prices don’t usually spike over the Labor Day weekend, but this year could become the exception. The average price for a tank of gasoline is already 80 cents higher than it was a year ago. At $3.62 for a gallon of regular, that’s close to the all-time record for this time of year, according… Read More

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

Credit Cards

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

FTC Orders Refunds For Those Tricked into Prepaid Cards

More than 110,000 consumers who applied for online payday loans but were tricked into paying for prepaid cards instead will be getting a check in the mail, thanks to a settlement reached by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced by the agency on August 31. While the total amount being refunded is large—$1.9 million—the checks… Read More

Is Richard Cordray the New Elizabeth Warren?

Personal Finance

Is Richard Cordray the New Elizabeth Warren?

Is Richard Cordray the New Elizabeth Warren?

Richard Cordray started impressing people in politics when he was still a teenager. It was 1978, and Cordray was just another off-the-street volunteer for Dick Celeste’s first campaign for governor of Ohio. The campaign office was a perpetually busy hub packed with young, bright people working on behalf of the Democratic hopeful. Cordray was a… Read More

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