New Scorecard Will Rate Student Debit Cards

Personal Finance

New Scorecard Will Rate Student Debit Cards

New Scorecard Will Rate Student Debit Cards

While college credit cards with bad terms may be disappearing from America’s college campuses, many are simply being replaced with debit cards that come with hidden fees and other booby traps, regulators warned Wednesday. The Credit CARD Act financial reform bill passed by Congress in 2009 placed strict regulations on how credit card issuers could… Read More

Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

Students

Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

Taylor Swift Helped Pay a Fan’s Student Loan Debt

Taylor Swift loves her fans so much she showered many of them with gifts during Swiftmas, her holiday fan-appreciation bonanza, the results of which can be viewed on YouTube (fair warning: lots of girls screaming and crying with glee). Her gifting spree didn’t end in December. On Jan. 12, Rebekah Bortniker received a package from… Read More

Should You Get a Loan Instead of a Credit Card?

Managing Debt

Should You Get a Loan Instead of a Credit Card?

Should You Get a Loan Instead of a Credit Card?

Whether it’s an emergency or a planned expense, you’re likely going to want to finance a large purchase at some point. Among the handful of options consumers have in these situations, a credit card is the most common way people spread out a large expense over several months, but not everyone has that option, and… Read More

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

Managing Debt

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

5 Cures for a Horrible Debt Hangover

It was fun while it lasted — splurging on gifts, celebrating the new year in a big way or going on that pre-holiday getaway to relax — but for many, the “fun” included presenting plastic to pay and losing track of just how much was spent. You may have even thought, “I’ll worry about it later.”… Read More

10 Common Credit Score Myths People Tell Me

Credit Score

10 Common Credit Score Myths People Tell Me

10 Common Credit Score Myths People Tell Me

Let’s face it, credit scores can be a mystery, and there’s a lot of misinformation out there. While it is important to have good credit, you can’t believe everything you hear – because the wrong step, even with good intentions, could send your credit in the wrong direction. Here are just a handful of the… Read More

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