Monthly Bills That Can’t Help Your Credit, But Can Hurt It
Monthly Bills That Can’t Help Your Credit, But Can Hurt It

on October 28, 2014

If you pay some bills on time, it won’t help your credit. But if you’re late, it could hurt. Is it fair?

7 Reasons Why Your Debt Repayment Plan Isn’t Working
7 Reasons Why Your Debt Repayment Plan Isn’t Working

on October 20, 2014

Drowning in debt? Here are some mistakes that could be hindering you from eliminating those outstanding balances.

The 2 Words That Could Get You Out of Paying a Debt
The 2 Words That Could Get You Out of Paying a Debt

on October 8, 2014

The vast majority of consumers don’t show up to court when they’re sued over debt, but arriving to say a few words could be a game-changer for your credit.

Occupy Wipes Out Nearly $4 Million in Strangers’ Student Loan Debt
Occupy Wipes Out Nearly $4 Million in Strangers’ Student Loan Debt

on September 18, 2014

Occupy Wall Street bought and forgave the student loan debt of more than 2,700 Everest College students.

Are You Being Victimized by a Student Debt Relief Scam?
Are You Being Victimized by a Student Debt Relief Scam?

on September 10, 2014

If you’re looking to lower your student loan payments, a debt relief program may not be a good option. Here’s why.

Ask Stacy: Will the $16.65B Bank of America Settlement Help Me With My Mortgage?
Ask Stacy: Will the $16.65B Bank of America Settlement Help Me With My Mortgage?

on August 26, 2014

If you have a mortgage from Bank of America or Countrywide, you need to read this. Added bonus: If you don’t understand the financial crisis that caused the Great Recession, here’s a simple explanation.

A Debt Collector Keeps Calling, But Says I Don’t Have to Pay!
A Debt Collector Keeps Calling, But Says I Don’t Have to Pay!

on August 13, 2014

A reader wrote to us to ask about collections calls she’s getting about her late husband’s store credit card, a debt the collector says she doesn’t owe.

Cheated Soldiers Will Get $92M in Debt Relief, Feds Say
Cheated Soldiers Will Get $92M in Debt Relief, Feds Say

on August 1, 2014

Rome Finance’s predatory lending scheme affected 17,800 soldiers, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said.

9 Secrets Your Debt Collector Doesn’t Want You to Know
9 Secrets Your Debt Collector Doesn’t Want You to Know

on August 1, 2014

Debt collectors have their tricks of the trade to convince people they need to pay up big, right now.

Banks Make $1 Billion Helping US Firms ‘Move’ Overseas
Banks Make $1 Billion Helping US Firms ‘Move’ Overseas

on July 30, 2014

Corporations looking for a lower tax bill are taking their headquarters out of the U.S.

A Third of U.S. Adults Have Debt ‘in Collections,’ Report Says
A Third of U.S. Adults Have Debt ‘in Collections,’ Report Says

on July 29, 2014

The new study is based on the review of credit files from TransUnion. Does the large number surprise you?

Free Credit Scores: Help or Hindrance?
Free Credit Scores: Help or Hindrance?

on July 21, 2014

Free credit scores are available like never before. But are they making things clearer or causing confusion?

Protect Yourself From This Phantom Debt Collection Scam
Protect Yourself From This Phantom Debt Collection Scam

on July 7, 2014

Fraudsters are trying to collect on phony debts by harassing your family and friends.

Student Loan Debt: Real Crisis or Really Whiny Kids?
Student Loan Debt: Real Crisis or Really Whiny Kids?

on July 7, 2014

Rising student loan debt has some people wringing their hands with concern. Is a crisis looming or is the issue overblown? You decide.

Survey Finds That Fewer Parents Will Help Pay for College
Survey Finds That Fewer Parents Will Help Pay for College

on July 4, 2014

Still, the majority of parents plan to help out with college expenses. One in 3 parents think the child should shoulder most of the cost.

buying a home
7 Tips to Help Get Your Mortgage Application Approved

on June 3, 2014

In the market for a mortgage? Here are seven simple actions you can take to tip the application process in your favor.

Woman destroys debt
Being Harassed by Debt Collectors? Here’s What to Do

on May 30, 2014

Being harassed by a debt collector? You might be able to get a free lawyer on your side.

6 Recurring Expenses That Don’t Help Your Credit Score
6 Recurring Expenses That Don’t Help Your Credit Score

on May 30, 2014

Looking to give your credit score a boost? Here are six regular expenses that won’t help you accomplish your objective even though you think they might.

7 Steps to Get Ruthless About Paying Off Your Debt
7 Steps to Get Ruthless About Paying Off Your Debt

on May 20, 2014

Ready to get serious about paying off your debt? Read this step-by-step guide about how to find the money to make it happen.

5 Quick Ways for Couples to Get Out of Credit Card Debt
5 Quick Ways for Couples to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

on May 12, 2014

Here are a few ways for you and your partner to get on the same page before debt causes damage to your marriage.

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