Mired Down in Debt? Find Inspiration Here

Managing Debt

Mired Down in Debt? Find Inspiration Here

Mired Down in Debt? Find Inspiration Here

If you have debt or are bad with money, it’s tempting to look around at all the people who have it better than you do. And it’s not hard, either: we all have friends who make more, who have saved more…

How to Get (Even More) Free Credit Reports

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How to Get (Even More) Free Credit Reports

How to Get (Even More) Free Credit Reports

You may be able to get free copies of your credit reports in addition to those made available annually on AnnualCreditReport.com. I’m not talking about free-but-you-get-billed-if-you-don’t-cancel offers. These are additional free copies that credit reporting agencies are required to provide under state or federal law, if you qualify. The first trick is knowing when you… Read More

Senate Committee: Greed, Complacency Caused the Crisis

Mortgages

Senate Committee: Greed, Complacency Caused the Crisis

Senate Committee: Greed, Complacency Caused the Crisis

Wall Street banks got greedy. Credit rating agencies acted as enablers. Congress and federal regulators looked the other way. It’s become the familiar refrain for those investigating what caused the financial crisis, as reported earlier on Credit.com. Now a new, authoritative report confirms it. In a 635-page tome released Wednesday, the Senate Permanent Committee on… Read More

March Charge Offs Slip Slightly for Capital One

Personal Finance

March Charge Offs Slip Slightly for Capital One

March Charge Offs Slip Slightly for Capital One

The latest regulatory filing from Capital One Financial revealed that the company saw instances of accounts it had to strike from its records as being uncollectable slip once again in March, according to a report from Dow Jones Newswires. During the month, charge offs fell to 5.87 percent of all accounts, down from the 5.91… Read More

Nationwide Foreclosure Declines in First Quarter of 2011

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Nationwide Foreclosure Declines in First Quarter of 2011

Nationwide Foreclosure Declines in First Quarter of 2011

There were 681,153 separate foreclosure filings in the U.S. during the first quarter of 2011, a 15 percent drop from the fourth quarter of 2010, according to the latest statistics from RealtyTrac. This was also a 27 percent drop from the first quarter of 2010. [Related Article: FHA’s Foreclosure Backlog an All-Time High] Foreclosure filings… Read More

Tune In: Credit.com Radio Hits L.A.

Personal Finance

Tune In: Credit.com Radio Hits L.A.

Tune In: Credit.com Radio Hits L.A.

Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin has launched Credit.com Radio, debuting on Los Angeles’ KFWB 980 AM this Saturday, April 16, at 9 a.m. PST/Noon EST. The weekly show is co-hosted by L.A. radio personality Jeff Levy and will focus on issues relating to credit, debt and identity protection. The show will feature a variety… Read More

Family’s Loan Modification Troubles End in Success, For Now

Mortgages

Family’s Loan Modification Troubles End in Success, For Now

Family’s Loan Modification Troubles End in Success, For Now

In March we told you about Bevin Beckage, a mother of three who spent nine months wrestling with Wells Fargo over whether she qualifies for a mortgage loan modification. The bank repeatedly lost her paperwork, broke promises to stay in communication, and ultimately denied her a modification based on incorrect information. After Credit.com’s investigation, Beckage’s… Read More

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