Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
Nov 22, 2010 - The Federal Reserve is best known for tinkering with interest rates, but it's also just come out with new rules protecting you and your credit.
Nov 19, 2010 - It's easy to confuse credit reports and credit scores, especially since both are crucial. But here's one big difference: you can get a free report, but not a free look at your credit score.
Nov 19, 2010 - The Kardashian sisters may know their way around reality TV, but they apparently don't know the first thing about pre-paid debit cards. Pay the Kardashians $7.95 every month for the "privilege" of carrying their branded plastic? I don't think so.
Nov 12, 2010 - A certain number of people will believe whatever you say on TV, providing you say it often enough. Example? "FreeCreditReport.com"
Nov 09, 2010 - You'd think that with today's heightened high-tech security, ripping off devices as sophisticated as an ATM would take a doctorate in computer science from MIT. Turns out all it takes is a wad of napkins.
Nov 04, 2010 - Good health can led to good finances. So why are many Americans wasting both?
Nov 02, 2010 - The Federal Reserve Board recently acted to clarify recent credit card rules to remove uncertainty and make credit card statements easier to understand.
Nov 02, 2010 - Card issuers are willing to pay millions for valuable information from colleges and alumni associations, which could include phone numbers, e-mail addresses and physical addresses of members.
Oct 29, 2010 - Reader question: I've got 10 credit cards, most with zero balances. I'd like to close some - but won't that hurt my credit score?
Oct 26, 2010 - Your debit card can cost you money if you don't get a handle on "holds."
Oct 21, 2010 - Employers are increasingly turning to credit scores to help screen applicants who may be unreliable or a risk of theft. But many states are questioning using credit scores to judge someone's job qualifications.
Oct 19, 2010 - The next generation of money-saving websites is here, and they've got neat tricks – when they work.
Oct 18, 2010 - Buying property by investing in back taxes has been around for a long time. But should big banks and hedge funds be allowed to use this method to separate homeowners from their homes?
Oct 11, 2010 - Credit cards have become an easy target for Congressional grandstanding and regulations, but beneath the widely criticized rates and fees lie many good benefits that are usually hidden in the fine print.
Oct 08, 2010 - This reader wants to know if applying for a credit card to get a store discount is a good idea. The answer? That depends. There are 3 reasons you shouldn't apply for store credit cards - and 3 you should.