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Joanne Lee is a mom of three and a self-acclaimed coupon-cutter. Her money saving tips have been used by many families who are looking to save money wherever they can. She always has innovative, fresh ideas to share with everyone. Also at: Credit Card Blog.

Joanne Lee

A New Report on How Poverty Affects Your Finances

20 September 2013

A New Report on How Poverty Affects Your Finances

There’s a new report from the Economic Policy Institute that’s both startling and eye-opening. What’s in it will surely give you reason to pause and make the connection in how poverty affects your finances – if its hasn’t already.





Overdraft Fees and Banks

11 June 2013

Overdraft Fees and Banks

Today, a new study from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau was released. The study focused on overdraft fees and banks. What that study reveals is that checking account customers are racking up hundreds of dollars in overdraft fees every year.





It’s a Bad Week to Be a Bank

30 April 2013

It’s a Bad Week to Be a Bank

You can imagine the brouhaha many bank CEOs are cursing at this very moment. They have more than 300 new servicing standards as part of that massive $25 billion mortgage settlement and they’re in the spotlight.





Foreclosure Class Action Suits to Come?

16 April 2013

Foreclosure Class Action Suits to Come?

For those who have been waiting for years for their checks from the Independent Foreclosure Review began receiving them this week. And those recipients are furious and are now considering a class action lawsuit against the banks that were found …





Millions Go to IRS Whistleblowers

14 February 2013

Millions Go to IRS Whistleblowers

You may recall a few years ago – actually, the four year anniversary of this story is this week – when Swedish bank UBS admitted it helped U.S. clients bypass the IRS. It was hit with a $780 million fine …





Tax Refund? Why You Should Pay off Credit Card Debt

22 January 2013

Tax Refund? Why You Should Pay off Credit Card Debt

Many of us aren’t quite sure what, if anything, we can expect in the line of a state or federal income tax refund this year – and really, do the experts even know for sure at this point?





Covering Financial Bases: Holiday Shopping

26 November 2012

Covering Financial Bases: Holiday Shopping

No sooner had the kitchen been picked up, turkey wrapped and put in the fridge for sandwiches and Aunt Elma was out the door did the phone rang with the announcement, “I’m finishing with my Christmas shopping. And I didn’t …





New Student Loan Data

9 November 2012

New Student Loan Data

It’s a boost for consumer borrowing, but some analysts are worried. A new report that came out this week revealed Americans took out more student and auto loans in September in record numbers. Total consumer borrowing rose $11.4 billion in …





Today’s Debt Management Plans

2 November 2012

Today’s Debt Management Plans

There was a time when debt management plans were especially restrictive. Many consumers found themselves in plans that were unrealistic for their budgets. Those days are long gone, however.





Three Things Kids Should Know About Credit

5 October 2012

Three Things Kids Should Know About Credit

As parents, we want to give our kids as much of an education in finances as possible so that when they enter adulthood, they’re empowered and ready to move forward as responsible consumers. While we can’t cover all the bases …





Brutal World of Debt Collections

26 September 2012

Brutal World of Debt Collections

It seems we’re seeing more stories about unethical and illegal practices of debt collectors these days. The aggressive nature of many of these people has led them to buck the laws, specifically, the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Consumer rights have …





Should You Carry Gas Credit Cards?

17 September 2012

Should You Carry Gas Credit Cards?

An interesting new mindset is emerging and one that doesn’t bode well for oil companies looking for consumers to carry their gas cards. We take a look at the pros and cons of carrying gas rewards credit cards.








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