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The Broken Student Loan Debacle

23 August 2013

The Broken Student Loan Debacle

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



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10 Credit Myths

21 March 2013

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? …



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CFPB New Ability to Repay Rule

29 January 2013

CFPB New Ability to Repay Rule

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has been promising changes in the way mortgages are written in this country and as promised, it’s now delivered what it refers to as the Ability to Repay Rule. The goal was simple: to …



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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 …



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Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

20 July 2012

Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

As the summer draws to a close, high school graduates (and their sobbing parents) begin to prepare for college.



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Is Your Credit Causing Stress?

9 May 2012

Is Your Credit Causing Stress?

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



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Hawaii Set To Crack Down Predatory Lenders

25 April 2012

Hawaii Set To Crack Down Predatory Lenders

This past week, the First Circuit court of Hawaii saw a lawsuit filed which charges seven separate companies and their subsidiaries with signing customers up for protection programs without asking.



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1099-C Forms Cause Tax Mess

12 March 2012

1099-C Forms Cause Tax Mess

It is estimated that up to 6.3 million taxpayers have recently received 1099-C forms that are for reporting the cancellation of debt income.



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Do Not Panic If You Have Received A 1099-C

17 February 2012

Do Not Panic If You Have Received A 1099-C

The last many weeks has seen a flood of questions from the taxpayers who have become very upset after receiving 1099-C or 1099-A forms for debt which were in actual forgiven or never paid or were extinguished in bankruptcy.



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Tax Preparation Loans Live to Fight Another Day

11 January 2012

Tax Preparation Loans Live to Fight Another Day

In Washington a political tussle has allowed lenders to keep on offering finance that consumer groups are worried that may seem rapacious.



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Financial Literacy Has Direct Bearing On Wealth

16 November 2011

Financial Literacy Has Direct Bearing On Wealth

A new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research indicates that if a consumer wants to avoid arriving at their retirement with no assets, then they must improve the financial literacy of their household.



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Growing Trend For Retailers Offering Gas Incentives

22 September 2011

Growing Trend For Retailers Offering Gas Incentives

According to the latest AAA Fuel Gauge Report, American consumers are now spending between 5 and 10 percent of their income on gas for their vehicles.



Credit Card News by Scott Townsend | No Comments




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