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College Freshmen: File for FAFSA

31 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

College Freshmen: File for FAFSA

If you’re a college student, odds are, you already know you can submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on January 1. We can’t encourage these college students enough to file early because it is most certainly a …





Single and With Credit

28 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

Single and With Credit

For years, we’ve heard about how important our credit scores are; we have been told time and again that our credit history can determine how much we pay in interest on our credit cards, our cars and our homes. Here’s …





Bernie Madoff Giving Financial Advice?

26 December 2012, by CreditCardsCo

Bernie Madoff Giving Financial Advice?

Bernie Madoff may be resigning himself to the fact that a jail cell will likely be the last home he ever lives in, but he’s making the most of it apparently.





Joint Efforts Halt Illegal Advance Fees

24 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

Joint Efforts Halt Illegal Advance Fees

On Friday, a federal district court passed down a ruling that not only puts a halt to fee – heavy payday loan companies, but could also mean refunds for consumers who have used these companies in the past. This is …





Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

21 December 2012, by Brian Weston

Watch Out for Last Minute Gift Card Traps

By now, we all have heard the warnings to always read the terms and conditions associated with our credit cards. In the past few years, those warnings have been proffered far more often and much louder due to the changes …





FHA to Change Reverse Mortgage Program

19 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

FHA to Change Reverse Mortgage Program

The controversial reverse mortgage products offered by the FHA are undergoing changes. Some are options that could be put in place right away and others would require bigger changes at the government level.





Reining in High Student Loan Debt

17 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

Reining in High Student Loan Debt

There’s a lot that’s overwhelming lawmakers’ minds these days, but there’s one big – and potentially devastating – reality that could pose as an even bigger risk in 2013. That reality is the exploding totals associated with student loan debt.





Wells Fargo, Gallup: Small Business Won’t Invest in 2013

14 December 2012, by Scott Townsend

Wells Fargo, Gallup: Small Business Won’t Invest in 2013

Traditionally, the mindsets of small business owners in the U.S. are indicative of the collective nation. If small business owners are confident enough to begin hiring, it’s usually a sign of good and improving things in the financial sector; if …





Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

12 December 2012, by Carolyn Spiel

Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

This week, a U.S. appeals court opted not to hear an appeal of the still-preliminary approval of a $7.2 billion settlement between Visa Inc, Mastercard Inc. and hundreds of merchants over credit card fees.





Former Anonymous Spokesperson Indicted for Credit Card Fraud

10 December 2012, by CreditCardsCo

Former Anonymous Spokesperson Indicted for Credit Card Fraud

Barrett Brown, the former spokesperson for Anonymous, has been indicted for trafficking in credit card numbers. The news broke late last week and reads, in part, that Brown “did knowingly traffic in more than five authentication features knowing that such …





A Netflix No-No, says SEC

7 December 2012, by Scott Townsend

A Netflix No-No, says SEC

In what’s become an interesting twist on free speech, the Securities and Exchange Commission is considering taking action against online streaming and DVD rental giant Netflix. The question is – why?





New Law Would Deduct Student Loan Payments from Paychecks

5 December 2012, by Roberta Sanchez

New Law Would Deduct Student Loan Payments from Paychecks

With student loan debt in the U.S. surpassing the $1 trillion mark this summer, a new bill that’s being introduced would streamline the repayment process – but it might not be as good a deal as it sounds. It would …








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