Now That’s Economic Recovery (Nevermind the Price of Gas)

Personal Finance

Now That’s Economic Recovery (Nevermind the Price of Gas)

Now That’s Economic Recovery (Nevermind the Price of Gas)

More Americans found jobs and bought new cars in February. But a steep spike in oil prices could weaken what so far has been a sluggish recovery. The unemployment rate dropped to 8.9% last month, the lowest in almost two years, according to a new report by the Labor Department. The economy added 192,000 jobs… Read More

National February Bankruptcy Filings Increased Slightly

Managing Debt

National February Bankruptcy Filings Increased Slightly

National February Bankruptcy Filings Increased Slightly

The seasonally adjusted amount of bankruptcy filings made in the U.S. during February was up just 1 percent from January – or 11 percent on an unadjusted basis – largely because the first month of the year is always the slowest, according to the latest statistics from the National Bankruptcy Research Center. The number of… Read More

TweetChat: Join Credit.com’s Beverly Harzog March 9 at 2 pm ET

Personal Finance

TweetChat: Join Credit.com’s Beverly Harzog March 9 at 2 pm ET

TweetChat: Join Credit.com’s Beverly Harzog March 9 at 2 pm ET

In honor of National Consumer Protection Week, we invite you to join Credit.com and credit expert Beverly Harzog for a discussion on RFID credit card scams, children’s online protections, and rules surrounding ZIP code verification at points of purchase, this Wednesday, March 9th, at 2:00pm (EST). We’re interested in hearing how you feel about these… Read More

Credit Card Laws Protect Students from Debt

Students

Credit Card Laws Protect Students from Debt

Credit Card Laws Protect Students from Debt

Recent statistics show that consumers in their late teens and early 20s are taking on fewer credit card accounts, as growth in cardholders in this demographic nearly came to a stop since the law was passed, according to a report from the Orlando Sentinel. This may be a function of credit card lenders no longer… Read More

Report: Quarter-million Americans Were Identity Theft Victims in 2010

Identity Theft

Report: Quarter-million Americans Were Identity Theft Victims in 2010

Report: Quarter-million Americans Were Identity Theft Victims in 2010

For the 11th consecutive year, identity theft has topped all other consumer complaints filed with the Federal Trade Commission, with registered incidents totaling more than a quarter-million, according to a report issued Tuesday by the FTC. The 250,854 identity theft complaints account for 19% of the 1.3 million total complaints filed in 2010. The second most… Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Give Your ZIP Code at the Register

Identity Theft

Why You Shouldn’t Give Your ZIP Code at the Register

Why You Shouldn’t Give Your ZIP Code at the Register

This week, in honor of National Consumer Protection Week, Credit.com is highlighting a number of issues to raise consumer awareness.  Today, Credit.com’s credit expert Beverly Harzog looks at an increasingly common practice at the cash register—and why you should just say no to it. You swipe your credit card at the gas pump and up… Read More

Government May Owe $8.4 Billion on Fraudulent Loans

Mortgages

Government May Owe $8.4 Billion on Fraudulent Loans

Government May Owe $8.4 Billion on Fraudulent Loans

Half of all mortgages insured by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) never qualified for insurance in the first place, according to a recent investigation by the agency’s own inspector general. That could force the government to pay at least $8.4 billion in unnecessary claims. Borrowers received loans even though they failed to… Read More

Regulators Want Big Mortgage Changes

Mortgages

Regulators Want Big Mortgage Changes

Regulators Want Big Mortgage Changes

If you have a mortgage you worry you may not be able to repay, bank regulators in all 50 states are pushing a solution for you. In a 27-page letter sent to some of the nation’s largest banks, state and federal regulators demanded sweeping changes to how the mortgage loan servicing industry operates. The proposal… Read More

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