The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins
The 10 Most Common Credit Card Sins

on June 6, 2017

These common missteps can wreak havoc on your credit score, your finances and your access to loans. Here’s how to avoid them.

Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?
Would Proposed Federal Law Give High-Interest Lenders a ‘Free Pass’?

on May 31, 2017

Republicans say their Financial Choice Act will benefit consumers, but one provision of the legislation is stirring up controversy.

12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers
12 Ways Donald Trump Is Crushing Consumers

on April 14, 2017

Love him or hate him, you can’t deny that President Trump is attacking regulations and funding that was intended to help regular American consumers.

Should You Use a Credit Freeze to Protect Yourself?
Should You Use a Credit Freeze to Protect Yourself?

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.

These 19 Card Companies Offer Free Credit Score Info
These 19 Card Companies Offer Free Credit Score Info

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.

Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage
Tips for Singles and Couples Searching for the Best Mortgage

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.

Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?
Ask Stacy: Should I Pay for Identity Theft Protection and Credit Monitoring?

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.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on February 9, 2017

This week: Budgeting apps, financial advice for retirees, replacing Obamacare, the “greatest federal agency” and what to do when you’re falling behind at work.

Consumer Protections Under Threat From Executive Order
Consumer Protections Under Threat From Executive Order

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.

Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web
Take 5: A Roundup of Reads From Around the Web

on January 26, 2017

This week: Trump and predatory lending, the Trump tax cuts, Trump and student loans, bad hacks and how to stop money from slipping through your fingers.

Obama’s Legacy — From Main Street and Wall Street to the Amazon
Obama’s Legacy — From Main Street and Wall Street to the Amazon

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.

Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception
Giant Credit Bureaus to Pay Millions for Alleged Deception

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.

Ready to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to Get Free or Cheap Help
Ready to Tackle Your Debt? 10 Tips to Get Free or Cheap Help

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.

Study Names ‘Most Hated’ Credit Card Companies
Study Names ‘Most Hated’ Credit Card Companies

on December 8, 2016

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has received more than 3,500 complaints about one provider.

Three Powerful Companies That Make Consumers Hopping Mad
Three Powerful Companies That Make Consumers Hopping Mad

on November 30, 2016

These influential and little-regulated institutions operate in seemingly mysterious ways, prompting a steady flow of consumer complaints.

11 Ways to Find a Bank With More Bang for Your Buck
11 Ways to Find a Bank With More Bang for Your Buck

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.

Consumer Watchdog’s Structure Ruled Unconstitutional
Consumer Watchdog’s Structure Ruled Unconstitutional

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.

New Protections for Prepaid Debit Cards Unveiled
New Protections for Prepaid Debit Cards Unveiled

on October 6, 2016

A new federal rule will mean better protections for people who use one of the fastest-growing financial products.

Never Read Your Credit Card Contract? It Might Cost You
Never Read Your Credit Card Contract? It Might Cost You

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.

Wells Fargo to Pay $190 Million for Illegally Opened Accounts
Wells Fargo to Pay $190 Million for Illegally Opened Accounts

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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