Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
Aug 31, 2010 - Think your debts are wiped out when you die? Think again. If you're not careful, you could stick your survivors with a big bill.
Aug 28, 2010 - By some measures, credit card interest rates are as high as they've been for 22 years. Here's the reason - and what you can do about it.
Aug 27, 2010 - Money is a turn-on for both single men and women - but in completely opposite ways. Or so says a new study.
Aug 24, 2010 - A single percentage point - say, getting 5% instead of 6% on a 30-year, $300,000 mortgage - can save you $67,000 over the life of the loan. Now we have tools that make the search simple.
Aug 19, 2010 - If your credit card's interest rate has been increased since January 1, 2009, new rules require issuers to evaluate whether the reasons for the increase have changed and, if appropriate, to reduce the rate.
Aug 18, 2010 - You may not realize it, but you probably can't sue your credit card company, along with a host of other businesses, ranging from your health club to your cell phone provider. But that may be ending - here's why it matters.
Aug 16, 2010 - What's the fastest way to pump up a credit score? We ask the company that invented credit scoring for their three best ideas.
Aug 15, 2010 - Maybe you can relate: Sue's making what should be enough money, but still seems to be falling behind. Here are three simple steps that, if she follows them, will change her life.
Aug 10, 2010 - Starting next week, if you want overdraft protection for your debit card, you must "opt in." But should you?
Aug 09, 2010 - Are you using online alerts to avoid over-the-limit fees and prevent fraud? If you're not, you should!
Aug 09, 2010 - Americans recently lost more than $10 million to bogus credit card charges from a single ring of scam artists. If you're not examining your monthly statements, maybe you were a victim.
Aug 09, 2010 - Brad found an extra $200 a month to pay down debt - and improved his ride at the same time. What could you do to destroy your debts?
Aug 08, 2010 - IRS stops aiding and abetting tax preparers in making high interest loans to those Americans who can least afford them.
Aug 05, 2010 - Paper or plastic? That used to be what the cashier asked when bagging your groceries. These days the same question could apply about paper money vs credit cards. Here are eight reasons why plastic is the right answer.
Aug 04, 2010 - Since new laws were passed to protect consumers against abusive credit card practices, a recent study reveals things have gotten better, but they're far from perfect.