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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

Recent Study Shows Consumer Credit Card Charges Remain Steady

Recent Study Shows Consumer Credit Card Charges Remain Steady

By the end of the year, American consumers are expected to have charged upwards of $44 million to their credit cards. Despite the slower economy, it seems Americans are still willing to spend, so long as they can pay for …



by Carolyn Spiel

Brutal World of Debt Collections

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 …



by Joanne Lee

Unemployment Down, but it’s Not Good

Unemployment Down, but it’s Not Good

On Thursday, economists were expecting 150,000 new jobs to be added to the employment rolls. Admitting it wouldn’t really affect the unemployment rate, those economists were hopeful that at least the number wouldn’t be any lower.



by Scott Townsend

As Bad Debt Falls Consumer Sue Over Collection Practices

As Bad Debt Falls Consumer Sue Over Collection Practices

Although cases of bad debt are in decline, the number of lawsuits filed over unfair, aggressive, or otherwise questionable collection practices are on the rise.



by Brent Thomas

Lenders Still Pursuing Subprime Accounts

Lenders Still Pursuing Subprime Accounts

A recent statistic shows that subprime credit status is not stopping lenders from pursuing new accounts with potential clients.



by CreditCardsCo

Lower Credit Card Limits – Higher Responsibility

Lower Credit Card Limits – Higher Responsibility

Approximately 20 percent of card holders in America have experienced limit reductions since recent credit card reformation.



by Scott Townsend

Is A Balance Transfer Credit Card Really Worth It?

Is A Balance Transfer Credit Card Really Worth It?

It looks like saving money on a competitively structured balance transfer credit card is easy but there is much more to it than simply putting your money in another account.



by Joanne Lee

Is Your Credit Causing Stress?

Is Your Credit Causing Stress?

Financial troubles of all types are a big cause of nervousness and worry for countless Americans.



by Roberta Sanchez

How to Combat Financial Cyberchondria

How to Combat Financial Cyberchondria

If your funds are struggling or your credit rating is failing, then the blame could lie at the feet of Facebook and Twitter.



by Joanne Lee

Increase In Sub-prime Lending Seen Across All Sectors

Increase In Sub-prime Lending Seen Across All Sectors

According to the latest information released by Equifax in partnership with Moody’s Analytics, sub-prime lending has increases across all industry sectors for the spring season.



by Scott Townsend

Consumers Exercise Caution With Pre-approved Cards

Consumers Exercise Caution With Pre-approved Cards

A recent study suggests that credit card lenders are increasingly using pre-approved mailings to try and gain new business, but there are risks that come with responding to such unsolicited offers.



by Carolyn Spiel




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