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Karla Bowsher on May 31, 2017
Republicans say their Financial Choice Act will benefit consumers, but one provision of the legislation is stirring up controversy.
Ari Cetron on March 16, 2017
There are the conventional ways to protect yourself from data breaches. And then there’s the nuclear option — a credit freeze. Here are the pros and cons of each.
Karla Bowsher on March 6, 2017
The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released a list of credit card companies, banks and credit unions that let customers check their credit score for free.
Karla Bowsher on February 14, 2017
Mortgage shopping differs depending on whether you are single or part of a couple. Here are some things to keep in mind when trying to land a great rate.
Stacy Johnson on February 10, 2017
We’ve all seen the ads: Protect your credit for just $9.95 a month! Worth the money? Here are three reasons why it’s not.
Geof Wheelwright on February 7, 2017
Initiatives by President Donald Trump and GOP lawmakers promise major changes to financial regulations that could undermine some recent consumer protections.
Krystal Steinmetz on January 18, 2017
The president’s eight-year stint in the White House is coming to a close, but his presence will be felt for a long time — in laws, ongoing debates and even books about birds and bugs.
Bob Sullivan on January 4, 2017
Ever get sucked into a paid subscription or click through pages of ads while trying to get your free credit score? This may explain why.
Marilyn Lewis on December 29, 2016
Resolving to go debt-free is a great way to start the new year. Be sure to get the right help with these pointers.
Christopher Elliott on November 30, 2016
These influential and little-regulated institutions operate in seemingly mysterious ways, prompting a steady flow of consumer complaints.
Marilyn Lewis on November 28, 2016
You can save money and headaches by finding a new and better bank. Here’s what to consider and where to look.
Krystal Steinmetz on October 11, 2016
A federal appeals court has ruled that the structure of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is unconstitutional. Find out what this means for the CFPB’s future.
Karla Bowsher on September 9, 2016
Only 26 percent of cardholders regularly read the legal contracts that govern credit cards. Find out why that’s a mistake.
Krystal Steinmetz on September 8, 2016
Federal regulators say bank workers secretly opened more than 2 million unauthorized accounts to boost their sales figures, leaving unwitting consumers on the hook for charges.
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