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October 17, 2018 1:02 PM
Thanks to large data breaches in recent years, both credit freezes and credit locks are gaining in popularity. Both tools stop lenders from accessing ...
October 15, 2018 2:54 PM
We all incur debt during our lives, but will we ever become debt-free? A significant number of people don't seem to think so. According to a  ...
October 11, 2018 12:48 PM
By Eric Olsen, Executive Director, HELPS Nonprofit Law Firm I just got off the phone with a senior couple who have a timeshare they can't afford a ...
October 10, 2018 3:51 PM
Paying your credit card bill on time is a major factor in raising your credit score. On-time mortgage payments also raise your credit score. But ...
October 10, 2018 3:44 PM
Do you use your credit card for most purchases? Are there times you prefer paying with your debit card? Perhaps you still use those funny green paper ...
October 04, 2018 12:57 PM
What should you do if contacted by a collection agency? Watch MoneyTips Consumer Advocate Kristin Malia share five essential pieces of information tha ...
October 01, 2018 12:59 PM
How did your toddler rack up thousands of dollars in charges on an unfamiliar credit card? It's not Junior's fault if identity thieves have st ...
September 28, 2018 3:48 PM
Of the 17 million Americans currently enrolled in college, 74 percent qualify as "nontraditional" students: 1-in-5 is 30 years or older. Ab ...
September 28, 2018 3:35 PM
America's total outstanding balance on revolving credit, primarily credit card debt, is over $1.03 trillion. How much of that $1.03 trillion balan ...
September 26, 2018 3:11 PM
You've worked hard to keep your credit score high. Why shouldn't you be rewarded for your effort? Banks agree and are looking for innovative w ...
September 25, 2018 3:16 PM
Clerks at most department stores or retailers often ask if you'd like to apply for a store credit card, pleasantly pitching special deals and perk ...
September 25, 2018 2:53 PM
According to Javelin Strategy and Research, the number of identity theft cases has risen for four consecutive years. Approximately 16.7 million people ...
September 24, 2018 3:20 PM
Your credit score affects many aspects of your financial life. It affects your ability to qualify for loans and credit cards, and the interest rates t ...
September 20, 2018 3:29 PM
You buy a big-ticket item today and only start paying for it in a year's time. That's a good deal, right? Not always. Zero-percent financing m ...