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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

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

CFPB New Ability to Repay Rule

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 …



by Scott Townsend

New Student Loan Data

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 …



by Joanne Lee

Credit Options and Alternatives For College Students

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.



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

Hawaii Set To Crack Down Predatory Lenders

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.



by Scott Townsend

1099-C Forms Cause Tax Mess

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.



by Roberta Sanchez

Do Not Panic If You Have Received A 1099-C

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.



by Roberta Sanchez

Tax Preparation Loans Live to Fight Another Day

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.



by Joanne Lee

Financial Literacy Has Direct Bearing On Wealth

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.



by CreditCardsCo

Growing Trend For Retailers Offering Gas Incentives

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.



by Scott Townsend




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