Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
May 24, 2013 - Nearly three-quarters of this year's college grads have college-related debt -- averaging $35,200. Shocked? So are the grads.
May 23, 2013 - Whether it's better to maintain a balance or pay your credit card off in full each month is one of the most common questions about credit scores.
May 22, 2013 - Experian shares some finding from its analysis of data from 750,000 credit reports.
May 21, 2013 - Lending to family and friends has been going on since the first money was minted. Is it a good idea? That depends on who's doing the borrowing and who's doing the lending.
May 21, 2013 - This card could be rewarding for people who favor the Sony brand, but not if they're contemplating transferring a balance.
May 20, 2013 - Women in general know more about credit scores than men, but many members of both sexes get the basics wrong.
May 17, 2013 - Hidden in the classic novel -- and the latest adaptation for film -- are some personal finance lessons. Don't make the mistakes that Gatsby did.
May 16, 2013 - A cash-back credit card with a bonus offer may be a better option, depending on your future travel plans.
May 15, 2013 - One of the most sophisticated cybercrime attacks ever was pulled off with the help of 'cashing crews' that accessed massive numbers of ATMs.
May 15, 2013 - More than half of all student loans are now delinquent or in deferral.
May 14, 2013 - The card offers a generous cash-back plan that can enhance college savings or help pay off student loan debt.
May 10, 2013 - This week: how to start a home business, biggest job mistakes, buying and selling on Craigslist, vacation home exchanges, and why credit cards aren't competitive.
May 09, 2013 - The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is ready to play hardball with the largely unregulated industry, and for the first time has referred a case for criminal prosecution.
May 09, 2013 - It doesn't make sense to apply for a card with a huge initial bonus if you can't meet the spending requirements to get the reward.
May 07, 2013 - A reader recently received a bill in the mail from 2006. Does she have to pay?