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  1. 10 Tips for Dealing with Debt Collectors , Collection

    It's something most consumers dread -- a debt collector calling to ask about an unpaid credit card debt, past due student loan or medical debt.Consumer credit counse...

  2. Credit Cards: The CFPB's Agenda for 2014

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, or CFPB, the federal consumer watchdog, has demonstrated that its bite is as big as its bark when it comes to credit cards....

  3. Medical Card Pays for Endorsements

    The CareCredit medical card has been fined by regulators for deceptive marketing, but it gets high marks from health care groups. Over 100 professional groups -- inc...

  4. Surprise! Many Credit Card Agreements Allow Repossession

    Numerous credit cards, including some big-name store cards, allow the lender to seize items you bought if you don't finish paying for them, an analysis by CreditCard...

  5. 'Jamming' Cleans Your Credit -- Temporarily

    A long-running scam by illegitimate credit repair operations is throwing a wrench into the already-beleaguered credit report dispute process, making it harder for th...

  6. Do You Have What it Takes for DIY Debt Settlement?

    Drowning in debt and tempted to call one of those companies that promise to settle your debt for pennies on the dollar? You might want to consider do-it-yourself deb...

  7. How Long can a Judgment Impact Your Credit Score?

    Dear Let's Talk Credit,I had a judgment against me for a defaulted bank loan for $5,000 six years ago. There was nothing I could do to clear the debt because I was n...

  8. Never Give Debt Collectors Access to This

    Dear Dave,I've heard you say to never give collectors access to your checking account. Does that include payments with a debit card too?SusanDear Susan,Absolutely! I...

  9. Could Your Medical Debt Keep You From Getting a Job?

    You might think your credit report only gets looked at when you're applying for some sort of loan. However, many are surprised that the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FC...

  10. Does Your Small Business Need a Lawyer?

    You don’t have to be a bigger business to face legal issues. My company is tiny—only three partners—and we’ve dealt with every one of these issues except for theft and fraud. Here's what I learned...

  11. 10 Ways to Fix Student Loans in 2014

    If you thought the politics behind the student loan pricing debate were contemptible, just wait until Congress takes up the reauthorization of the Higher Education A...

  12. Too Old to Manage Debt and Good Credit?

    Dear Credit Card Adviser,I am 76 years old and retired. Currently, I live on a pension and Social Security, about $3,400 per month. I owe $5,000 for a personal loan ...

  1. FreedomWorks CEO: We’re monetizing Congress’ bad behavior through the Fed

    FreedomWorks CEO Matt Kibbe on the impact of government spending and Federal Reserve policy.

  2. Could Not Paying a Debt Land You in Jail?

    After allegedly cashing the same checks more than once (by phone and in person), four Georgia football players were recently charged with theft by deception. It's a ...

  3. Do you know your secret credit scores?

    That numerical expression otherwise known as the credit score is the absolute authority of your creditworthiness, right? Most of us seem to think so; every year we s...

  4. How Debt Can Actually Lower Your Taxes

    Debt is not necessarily the most terrible thing ever. Sometimes, debt is a good thing — it can help you fund college, build credit and can even help you save money o...

  5. Here's Why You Need to Check Your Child's Credit Report

    Parents have plenty of reasons to worry about how their kids will handle money and credit. How can you get them to save? Will they get a good job when they are on th...

  6. How to Build Business Credit Separate from Personal Credit

    Dear Your Business Credit,Hello. I am an entrepreneur trying to build my business credit into a separate entity apart from my personal credit. Can you give some advi...

  7. What to Do When Debt Collector Wants Your Bank Account Info

    Dear To Her Credit,I received a call today from a collection agency (also a law office, they said) saying they have been trying to deliver a document to me to appear...

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