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3 Financial Stories That Potentially Affect You


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.

Yes, Better Credit Card Terms are Possible

April 18, 2013

You can negotiate better interest rates on your credit cards. Know what you’re talking about before you make the call.

3 Money Trends That May Affect You

March 28, 2013

The recession has resulted in new credit scoring models and borrowing options.

Benefits and Pitfalls of Rapid Rescoring

January 15, 2013

Rapid rescoring is a tool mortgage brokers use to help consumers qualify for a home loan. It can’t be used, though, for credit card or student loan approvals.

5 Things You Should Know Before Buying A House In This Market

September 11, 2012

The housing market right now seems like a place fettered with possibility. While this is mostly true, many people do not realize the dangers in buying a home right now.

In an Election Year, CARD Act Crucial

August 2, 2012

In a tough election year, many are wondering why the president isn’t touting the massive overhaul and the introduction of the successful CFPB in his campaign.

Strange Bedfellows: Octomom and Financial Adviser?

July 26, 2012

Nadya Suleman wants you to trust her with your financial decisions, via a new payday loan company, despite the fact she struggles financially and barely makes ends meet.

Mom, Dad and Your Finances

July 20, 2012

It’s not likely there’s more than a handful of folks who don’t have some outstanding “loan” with Mom and Dad – whether it’s that advance we got on our allowances twenty years ago or the mortgage their holding as a …

A Look Back: 2011 and Credit Sector

July 6, 2012

The movers and shakers in the financial sector were keeping the media busy last year. How much has changed and what about the scandals?

New CFPB Complaint Database Applauded

June 18, 2012

So far, the CFPB credit card complaint database is being hailed as the first real step towards financial transparency. It’s expected mortgages and student loans are next on the agency’s radar.