Archive for 'Credit & Debt'
May 16, 2010 - Here's a question I recently got from a viewer. It's a common one...see if you can relate.
May 06, 2010 - The creation of the nation's largest airline may be taking off as Continental and United announced plans to merge. If it happens, changes could occur for those with Continental or United credit cards and frequent flier rewards.
May 05, 2010 - It's been less than three months since the CARD Act changed credit card statements, and there's already evidence that it's working.
May 01, 2010 - Every now and then the would-be comedians here want to do a video just for fun...and to see if we can get on the Jon Stewart show. See if our most recent attempt makes you laugh.
Apr 28, 2010 - Paying more than the minimum is the key to paying off any debt faster. But if you're having trouble coming up with extra money, making smaller, more frequent payments... known as micropayments... may be your answer.
Apr 27, 2010 - The Government Accountability Office recently called up 20 debt settlement companies, pretending to be consumers in need of help. What they found was an industry rampant with fraud.
Apr 21, 2010 - When it comes to fees, there are some cards you'd really rather leave home without. Here's a look at some of the best... and worst... cards for international travel.
Apr 20, 2010 - The new credit law that went into effect in February established new and important consumer protection from credit card abuse. But when theory becomes practice, sometimes things can be a little fuzzy at first.
Apr 18, 2010 - There's an old expression: "When the US sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold." Our recent housing crisis and recession quickly spread around the world. Now we're exporting something a little more pleasant: consumer protection.
Apr 09, 2010 - If you've been paying down household debt during these tough economic times, you're in good company. Nearly 40% of consumers say they're using more cash and less credit than they were a year ago.
Apr 06, 2010 - Question from a viewer: If you go to a credit counselor for help, how it will affect your credit history and credit score?
Apr 02, 2010 - While the Credit Card Act offers many new protections to consumers, it might not address the root of the problem... spending more than you have.
Mar 31, 2010 - New disclosures required by the FTC must be included in "free credit report" ads beginning Friday, aiming to clear up any confusion about where you can actually get a free credit report.
Mar 15, 2010 - Whether you know it or not, someone out there might owe you money. Fortunately, finding it is as simple as typing your name into a web site (and completely free).
Mar 11, 2010 - According to the Federal Reserve, consumer borrowing rose to $2.456 trillion in January. But what's surprising is that this increase occurred despite another drop in credit card loans.