Dealing with Debt Collectors

Sep 6, 2016 by

Debt collector on your case? Here’s a quick video summary of the activities debt collectors are NOT allowed to do, by law, but often do anyway. You can and should fight back if a debt collector is a law-breaker!

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Review: The Budget Kit

Aug 22, 2016 by

Are you ready to get serious about reaching your money goals? Then here’s a great tool to jump start your campaign.

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Are Loan Co-Signers Saps?

Jul 12, 2016 by

When your young adult kid or brother asks for help getting credit, it’s hard to say “no.” What’s the worst that can happen when you co-sign a loan?

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Money Start-Up Guide

Jul 5, 2016 by

Your education is complete, and you’re just starting in the working world. Here are the essentials for launching your personal finance “career.”

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$400

May 16, 2016 by

Nearly half of respondents to a 2014 U.S. Federal Reserve survey said they’d have to borrow, sell something, or otherwise scramble to cover a $400 emergency expense.

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Crooks Beating Chipped Cards

May 3, 2016 by

Credit and debit cards with embedded chip EMV technology should reduce fraud. But, predictably, already work arounds like complete account takeover are exploding. Can you beat the ingenious and determined bad guys?

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Tax Refund Time!

Apr 6, 2016 by

You paid the government too much in 2015, and now a fat tax refund is coming your way. Here’s how to get the most bang for your refund buck.

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Seniors Have More Debt

Mar 18, 2016 by

The average American 75-year old carried 25% more credit card debt in 2015 compared to 2003. As my late mother once said to me: “These are definitely not ‘the golden years’.”

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Dispute Credit Card Billing

Jan 28, 2016 by

Your credit card statement shows a billing you don’t recognize or the amount charged is higher than shown on the purchase receipt. Can you withhold payment? Well, yes, but it might be best if you didn’t. Here’s why.

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Money Management: How States R...

Jan 26, 2016 by

If you’re a Montanan, pat yourself on the back: you and your fellow Montanans are 1st among the states in money management. Marylanders—you have some work to do.

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