Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

News Archive

Who to Believe When it Comes to Credit Report Mistakes?


The 60 Minutes report on credit reporting and the three big bureaus earlier this year uncovered a host of problems. How to decipher the double talk and get into the details.

Facebook’s New Payments System?

by Antonio Bard

Facebook is considering its options for jumping even further into the payments system. Can it keep up with the big dogs like PayPal?

When Financial Entities are Sued by Government

by Antonio Bard

On Thursday, American consumers learned of two more instances where financial entities are sued by the government.

3 Financial Stories That Potentially Affect You

by Beth May

It might not be the credit card companies or banks breaking financial news this week, but you can be sure these stories will affect your personal finances.

Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac Mortgages, Announcements & Scandals

by Jon Dell

With Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, it’s akin to “two steps forward and one step back” as the agencies improve in some areas and deal with scandals in other areas.

PayPal in Outer Space?

by Antonio Bard

Ready for a bit of “spacey” news? PayPal is preparing to take its business to outer space. But what exactly can one buy or sell off the face of the earth?

Money, Men, Women and Work

by Jon Dell

Men are choosing to stand in line for disability instead of lines for a job. Are the reasons justified and should women not feel guilty about making the money that pays the Visa bill each month?

How Banks & Credit Card Companies Verify Identity Online

by Beth May

It’s fascinating to realize every time we apply for a credit card or bank account online, the technology provides for answers within seconds. Ever wonder how they do that?

Emergency Savings by the Numbers

by Jon Dell

Contradicting reports suggest we either are or aren’t building our emergency savings. We may or may not be financially savvy, either.

Wells Fargo Home Rebate Card Rewards Program

by Evita Page

Is Wells Fargo trying to offset some of the bad publicity it’s received in recent months? It just announced a milestone with its rewards credit card for mortgage holders.

FTC Warns of Prepaid Card Scams

by CreditCardsLab

There’s yet another way scammers are looking to assist you in parting ways with your money. This time, it involves prepaid debit cards. The FTC lays out new rules and needs your comments.

Feds Rolling in the Student Loan Profits

by Antonio Bard

Millions of families are buckling under massive credit card debt and student loan debt. So why is the government raking in billions in profits from that misery?