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.

The 7 Simplest Ways to Sidestep a Debt Trap
The 7 Simplest Ways to Sidestep a Debt Trap
on September 22, 2016

It doesn’t take much to slip from some debt into unmanageable debt. These tips will help keep you from falling into the fiscal depths of despair.

Need a Car Loan​? Here’s How to Get the Best Deal
Need a Car Loan​? Here’s How to Get the Best Deal
on September 20, 2016

Many people shop backwards for a vehicle — and that’s costly. Follow these steps to a new car, starting with good financing.

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.

For-Profit College Chain Closure Leaves Wreckage, Debt for Thousands
For-Profit College Chain Closure Leaves Wreckage, Debt for Thousands
on September 7, 2016

The closing of ITT is a case for making education in this country not only accessible, but also scam-free.

Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives
Before You Get a Reverse Mortgage, Check Out These 15 Alternatives
on August 23, 2016

If you’re older and it’s a stretch financially to stay in your home, a reverse mortgage may be tempting. But consider these cheaper, safer options first.

How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed
How to Get Credit Card and Bank Fees Reversed
on August 22, 2016

Hit with a surprise fee on your credit card or bank statement? If you take action, you can reduce or eliminate these charges. Here’s how.

Feds Prepare for a Crackdown on Debt Collectors
Feds Prepare for a Crackdown on Debt Collectors
on July 28, 2016

Proposed rules aim to protect consumers from common abuses — such as scare tactics and off-hours harassment — by debt collection businesses.

What to Do If Debt Collectors Come Calling
What to Do If Debt Collectors Come Calling
on July 28, 2016

You can turn the tables on aggressive debt collectors. You may even be entitled to a free lawyer.

Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?
Reverse Mortgages Have Changed: Is It Time to Take Another Look?
on July 25, 2016

New rules have made reverse mortgages safer for seniors who need to access their home equity while remaining on the property. Here’s how they work.

6 Ways to Get Your Official FICO Score Free
6 Ways to Get Your Official FICO Score Free
on July 9, 2016

You can now see the information that lenders, insurers and landlords see — and without charge. Here’s how.

What Would It Take for America to Be Great Again, Really?
What Would It Take for America to Be Great Again, Really?
on July 4, 2016

As we observe the nation’s birthday, consider this: When was the country really greater than it is now? And what would it take to make it better?

The 10 Deadliest Credit Card Mistakes
The 10 Deadliest Credit Card Mistakes
on June 29, 2016

Do you understand how to use your plastic the right way? These common missteps can hurt your credit rating and your financial health.

Is it OK to Retire With Debt?
Is it OK to Retire With Debt?
on June 23, 2016

Some money experts argue that retiring with certain kinds of debt is not such a bad thing. But they might not be talking about you.

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