Balance Transfer Done Right

Sep 25, 2014 by

A credit card balance transfer can help with a debt problem. But only if you do it right!

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Smart Cards Coming to U.S.

Sep 2, 2014 by

Credit cards with embedded chips and beefed up security features are at last being introduced in the U.S. Will “smart cards” end credit card fraud?

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FICO® Score 9

Aug 14, 2014 by

An upcoming change in the formula for the most popular credit score means medical debt in collections will ding the debtor’s score a bit less, non-medical debt a bit more.

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Rant at Your Peril

Jul 2, 2014 by

When you buy from this online retailer, no matter how screwed over you may feel by it, you’re agreeing to refrain from taking any action that negatively impacts the seller’s reputation, products, services, management or employees. Violators may be billed $3,500.

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Debt Settlement Pros & Co...

Jun 17, 2014 by

If you’ve got debts you can’t pay, “debt settlement” may have crossed your radar (probably through a cheesy tv commercial) as a possible way out.

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Rebuild Credit After Bankruptc...

May 27, 2014 by

Okay, you’ve bit the bullet and done a Chapter 7 bankruptcy. Unless you can pay cash for everything the next decade, you need to begin rebuilding your credit. But how can you do that?

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Bad Credit and Job Hunting

May 8, 2014 by

Many employers these days require job applicants to give consent for a credit check. Bad results often mean no job offer, period,...

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Microcredit Thriving in Americ...

Mar 31, 2014 by

If you’ve heard of microcredit, you probably associate it with impoverished masses with poor or no credit history (the “unbanked”) whose foremost financial worry is putting food on the table. You’d be right, and that’s why microcredit is building momentum in America.

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Card Fraud Blame Shift

Mar 10, 2014 by

A large bank in Canada refuses to refund a credit card customer’s claim of a fraudulent $81,276 charge because the customer’s PIN authorized the charge.

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The Rolling Jubilee

Jan 15, 2014 by

If you have past due medical debt, The Rolling Jubilee may present you with an unexpected gift: debt abolishment.

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