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Bankruptcy Happens to Celebrities, Too

Bankruptcy Happens to Celebrities, Too

In fact, celebrities file bankruptcies as often as the secretary, construction worker or television reporter.



by Roberta Sanchez

It’s a Bad Week to Be a Bank

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.



by Joanne Lee

MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

MasterCard “Chips” Away Liability

For quite some time, consumers have shopped with more confidence with their credit cards knowing that if their cards are stolen or their accounts hacked, they will have little, if any, of the liability associated with stolen credit.



by Carolyn Spiel

10 Credit Myths

10 Credit Myths

You may know the rules of the game when it comes to unsecured debt – including credit cards and student loans, but do you know what doesn’t affect a credit score? What is or isn’t reported to the credit bureaus? …



by Carolyn Spiel

ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

ID Theft: The Difference in a Decade

Seems every day in the news is a new story of identity theft. And more often these days, we’re hearing of massive rings that compromise networks and steal millions of consumers’ information, either in part or a complete theft including …



by Brent Thomas

3 Face Charges for Targeting Bank Accounts

3 Face Charges for Targeting Bank Accounts

Prosecutors in the U.S. charged three foreign nationals on Wednesday and allegations include targeting and distributing viruses that infected 1 million computers around the globe; 40,000 of which were in the U.S.



by Scott Townsend

Tax Refund? Why You Should Pay off Credit Card Debt

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?



by Joanne Lee

Update on Antitrust Card Fee Settlement

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.



by Carolyn Spiel

A Netflix No-No, says SEC

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?



by Scott Townsend

Wal Mart Mortgages?

Wal Mart Mortgages?

Would you go for a mortgage offered by Wal Mart? Turns out, many of us would. Even though the perceived risk of a big U.S. bank failure has receded in recent years, many of us still don’t trust them and …



by Scott Townsend

The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

The Contemporary College Student, Money & Credit Habits

2012 has been a tough year for our young adults. With growing concerns about the lack of jobs after graduation, the repercussions of the new financial laws and the new revelations found in a recent poll, there are a lot …



by Roberta Sanchez

Today’s Debt Management Plans

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.



by Joanne Lee




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