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The Broken Student Loan Debacle

The Broken Student Loan Debacle

This week, President Obama made proposals for fixing the worsening student loan debacle.



by Brent Thomas

Lottery Fever – Financial Cure-All?

Lottery Fever – Financial Cure-All?

For lottery winners, suddenly being shoved into the spotlight can feel like a curse, which is the exact way many see lotteries: as curses. But the financial freedom that comes with winnings can lift a lifelong burden for people.



by Scott Townsend

160 Million Credit Cards, 4 Russians and 1 Ukrainian

160 Million Credit Cards, 4 Russians and 1 Ukrainian

In what’s being called the biggest cybercrime of the past decade, federal prosecutors indicted five men this week for hacking into the accounts of more than 160 million credit cards.



by Brian Weston

Overdraft Fees and Banks

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.



by Joanne Lee

Credit Card Surcharges: What’s Next?

Credit Card Surcharges: What’s Next?

It’s growing convoluted, frustrating and still – no definitive answers are being provided concerning the massive multi billion settlement between retailers and some of the nation’s biggest credit card companies. Here’s where things stand today.



by Brian Weston

Too Much Information Requested

Too Much Information Requested

It’s no secret marketing efforts to learn more about us, our buying habits, our favorite brands, the music we like to listen to, how much money we spend and earn and even how many children we have. This information is …



by Brent Thomas

Big Breaks, Arrests in Several ID Theft Rings

Big Breaks, Arrests in Several ID Theft Rings

In Houston last week, raids were carried out by different state and federal agencies that put a halt to a large identity theft ring. Most of the arrests included multiple instances of credit card fraud. It was a big win …



by Brian Weston

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

Our Favorite Financial Tweets

Our Favorite Financial Tweets

Who doesn’t love Twitter, right? Sometimes, we just throw it out there and toss out a few hashtags just to see who’s saying what. We’re never disappointed, either. We thought we’d check in again and see what’s what in the …



by CreditCardsCo

What to Expect: Capital One, HSBC Credit Card Transition

What to Expect: Capital One, HSBC Credit Card Transition

Many Capital One and HSBC customers were surprised when the announcement was made that a new merger was on the horizon – and that it was quickly approaching. As a result, many customers – from both financial entities – were …



by Brian Weston

Economy Shrinks, Why Do Some Believe U.S. is in Recovery?

Economy Shrinks, Why Do Some Believe U.S. is in Recovery?

In what some find surprising, news broke on Wednesday that the U.S. economy shrank late last year. Others, however, are saying they’re not at all surprised and say it was just a matter of time since there’s so much upheaval …



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




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