A New Credit Card for Gamers

Credit Cards

A New Credit Card for Gamers

A New Credit Card for Gamers

As sales of video games rival those of movie tickets, gamers are always looking for a way to save money on the latest titles. GameStop, one of the nation’s largest video game retailers, has now confirmed it is testing its own co-branded credit card. Details Rumors swirled recently around the video game giant after a report on Destructoid.com contained… Read More

Delta Named Best Airline in the U.S.

Personal Finance

Delta Named Best Airline in the U.S.

Delta Named Best Airline in the U.S.

Delta Air Lines received the top honor of Best U.S. Airline of 2014 from deal-hunting website Airfarewatchdog. For the third year, the site compiled Department of Transportation data and consumer satisfaction reports to determine rankings of eight major U.S. airlines, in areas including frequency of canceled flights, lost baggage and on-time arrivals. How America’s Airlines Stack… Read More

The Best Time to Buy a New Car: Now

Auto Loans

The Best Time to Buy a New Car: Now

The Best Time to Buy a New Car: Now

If you’re looking for a deal on a new car, August may be the time to hit the dealerships. An analysis of new-car sales data by TrueCar shows average August prices as the lowest available throughout the year: about $169 lower than the average prices of any other month. The analysis looked at new car… Read More

Beware of Scams in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Death

Identity Theft

Beware of Scams in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Death

Beware of Scams in the Wake of Robin Williams’ Death

Even for a celebrity death, the worldwide response to Robin Williams’ passing has been remarkable. Within minutes on Monday, news of the comedian’s death was dominating trending topics on Twitter and filling up Facebook news feeds. Unfortunately, that makes it a tremendous opportunity for scam artists and computer virus writers, who never fail to take… Read More

CFPB Warns of Bitcoin Dangers

Personal Finance

CFPB Warns of Bitcoin Dangers

CFPB Warns of Bitcoin Dangers

It’s a bit too early to trust Bitcoin, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Monday, in an announcement sure to be unpopular with fans of the digital currency. Bitcoin users face “unclear costs, volatile exchange rates, the threat of hacking and scams,” and lack of clear refund paths, the CFPB said in a pretty sternly-issued warning…. Read More

10 Cheapest Places to Finance a Home

Mortgages

10 Cheapest Places to Finance a Home

10 Cheapest Places to Finance a Home

A property with an affordable listing price is only part of finding a home within your budget, because if you can’t access low mortgage rates, you may not be able to buy as much house as you hoped. Your mortgage rate heavily depends on you: your credit score, your ability to repay the loan, your track… Read More

Should Student Loan Refinancing Be Mandatory?

Students

Should Student Loan Refinancing Be Mandatory?

Should Student Loan Refinancing Be Mandatory?

In a recently published research paper, three professors from the University of Chicago and Brigham Young University asked a provocative question: Should consumer-borrowers be forced to refinance their mortgages when it is in their best financial interest to do so? After studying a random sample of 1.5 million residential mortgages that were outstanding in December… Read More

Can a Friend Send a Debt Collector After Me?

Managing Debt

Can a Friend Send a Debt Collector After Me?

Can a Friend Send a Debt Collector After Me?

A reader wrote to us, worried that a former friend of her daughter’s might take her daughter to collections over some manicures that had been done out of friendship — before the relationship soured. Misunderstandings about money between friends are common. Should dinner at the expensive restaurant your wealthy friend suggested have been her treat? (You… Read More

Scam Uses Your Phone Number to Trick You

Identity Theft

Scam Uses Your Phone Number to Trick You

Scam Uses Your Phone Number to Trick You

I had an encounter with an alternate universe the other day. There I was, writing a story, and my phone screen lit up with an incoming call. “Christine DiGangi iPhone” it said, which was odd, considering that I was not calling anyone at the moment, let alone myself. I’m familiar with spoofing – when scammers fake the… Read More

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