3/31/2010 1:00:00 PM
Recent employment reports have indicated that the economy may be on a path to recovery.
3/31/2010 12:58:00 PM
Some components of new credit legislation may put lenders, consumers at a disadvantage.
3/31/2010 12:54:00 PM
What may have been good news for their credit accounts also triggered a series of new challenges for consumers.
3/31/2010 12:51:00 PM
The pressure is on for consumers hoping to pair this spring's low mortgage rates with the federal homebuyer tax credit.
3/31/2010 12:45:00 PM
New credit card laws aim to protect consumers from unfair lending practices and shield young individuals from taking on loans they can’t afford.
3/30/2010 2:58:00 PM
Thinking outside the box is often beneficial - even for those trying to improve their credit scores.
3/23/2010 2:03:00 PM
Tightened lending standards have made it more important than ever for consumers to keep an eye on their credit score.
3/23/2010 1:59:00 PM
Recent data from the National Association of Realtors may further indicate that a slow housing recovery is on the way.
3/22/2010 12:22:00 PM
Use tax refunds to pay down debt and build savings.
3/17/2010 12:22:00 PM
People who have been eager to find a new job so they can get their credit score and other personal financial details back in order may be disappointed by the slow pace of unemployment relief projected for the coming year.
3/15/2010 1:56:00 PM
A government financial agency is warning consumers to exercise caution when it comes to the "convenience checks" that often show up from credit card companies.
3/15/2010 2:00:00 PM
People who want to protect their credit scores need to keep up with signs of identity theft and other criminal activity while also making their monthly payments and avoiding the temptation to charge too much on their credit cards.
3/12/2010 12:12:00 PM
More employers use an applicant's credit score to determine his or her job eligibility.
3/11/2010 3:41:00 PM
One of the benefits of having a good credit score is that it's easier to save money because one typically can get better interest rates when paying for their cars or homes.
3/10/2010 3:32:00 PM
For months, consumer advocates have been cheered by Federal Reserve statistics showing that people are steadily paying down billions of dollars on their combined revolving debt, which includes credit cards.
3/5/2010 12:38:00 PM
High unemployment rates have been largely blamed for Americans' falling credit scores.
3/5/2010 12:36:00 PM
Consumer confidence may be to blame for January's increase in consumer credit - its first growth in a year.
3/4/2010 12:29:00 PM
A new law aimed at protecting consumers from unfair credit card practices will require that lenders review rate and fee hikes made since January 2009.
3/4/2010 6:00:00 AM
A recently announced Federal Trade Commission settlement serves as a reminder to consumers that they should be aware of the information contained on their credit report, and that they do have certain protections under the law when it comes to dealing
3/3/2010 12:27:00 PM
A higher number of Americans turn to bankruptcy protection as a last resort
3/3/2010 12:20:00 PM
Credit card debt remains an issue for struggling consumers, as more accounts fall into delinquency.
3/2/2010 12:16:00 PM
Keep your credit report error-free to improve your chances of gaining employment.
3/1/2010 11:48:00 AM
Update security software to ensure 'keyloggers' and viruses are removed from your computer.