Time Warner Cable & Charter Overcharged Customers $7.2 Million a Year, Senate Finds

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Time Warner Cable & Charter Overcharged Customers $7.2 Million a Year, Senate Finds

Time Warner Cable & Charter Overcharged Customers $7.2 Million a Year, Senate Finds

A U.S. Senate investigation just gave consumers a reason to cut the cord. According to a report released Friday, TWC overcharged customers nationwide an estimated $639,948 between January and April this year, with the projected yearly total pegged at $1,919,844. On top of all that, Charter, TWC’s new parent company as of May, told the Senate’s Subcommittee that it... Read More

Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

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Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

Can I Fix My Credit in 30 Days?

If you’ve got a less-than-stellar credit score and are looking to apply for a loan, chances are you’re going to want to fix those numbers fast. And you just might be able to do it — depending, of course, on what’s weighing your credit down. Dealing With Disputes Under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, once... Read More

Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

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Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

Why Starter Homes Are Disappearing

There’s been a lot of talk lately about why first-time home buyers are sitting on the sidelines. Here’s some data that may help explain why: Low-cost starter homes are simply disappearing from the market, and the ones that still exist are being gobbled up by investors and turned into rentals at a stunning rate. The... Read More

Nope, the FBI Isn’t Calling You for Money

Identity Theft

Nope, the FBI Isn’t Calling You for Money

Nope, the FBI Isn’t Calling You for Money

Phone scammers often pretend to be debt collectors, election or IRS officials — heck, they’ve even pretended to be you calling you to scam yourself. Now they’re pretending to be the FBI in hopes of swindling you out of some cash and possibly your personal information as well. The FBI’s Philadelphia field office issued a warning Wednesday saying a phone scam... Read More

Millions of Americans Are Spending Half Their Paychecks on Rent

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Millions of Americans Are Spending Half Their Paychecks on Rent

Millions of Americans Are Spending Half Their Paychecks on Rent

With home prices rising and many people under 65 shying away from buying a home, renters are finding themselves spending more on that monthly payment than ever before. The recently released annual State of the Nation’s Housing Report from the Joint Center for Housing Studies of Harvard University found the number of renters devoting at least half of... Read More

Should I Buy a Used Rental Car?

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Should I Buy a Used Rental Car?

Should I Buy a Used Rental Car?

Rental cars often get a bad rap. Since drivers are only borrowing the vehicle for a short period of time, conventional wisdom goes that they won’t treat the car very well. So most would think that purchasing a questionably treated rental car is a poor financial decision. While a privately owned used car might have... Read More

Can Consolidating My Student Loans Help Me Buy a Home?

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Can Consolidating My Student Loans Help Me Buy a Home?

Can Consolidating My Student Loans Help Me Buy a Home?

While rising debt levels are partially responsible for a falling homeownership rate in the U.S., there are ways aspiring homeowners can responsibly take on a mortgage while working on paying down other loan balances. For example, a Credit.com reader recently asked us if there’s a way to get approved for a mortgage, despite having education... Read More

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