You anticipated a large refund on your taxes to pay off some bills and put some money away in a rainy-day fund. Unfortunately, the money never showed up. What happened?
Congratulations to the class of 2018. We have a graduation present for you: five credit tips for recent college grads. One of your first post-graduate lessons should be on the proper use of credit. Poor early decisions regarding credit can have adverse effects for years. Here comes some credit tips for college grads. In the words of millennial money expert Stefanie O’Connell, “It’s really important
You’ve made some life decisions that you’ve regretted, and some of those decisions surely involve money. What sort of money mistakes have you made? Don’t be shy about admitting your financial mistakes. According to the latest version of Finder.com’s annual “America’s Biggest Money Mistakes” survey, you have 192 million fellow Americans to keep you company. More than three-quarters (78.3 percent) of respondents claimed to have
Although big banks stole most of the spotlight in the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, the new law includes improved fraud alerts and credit freezes for consumers. The law President Trump signed late last week had attempted to dismantle the post-credit crisis legislation known as Dodd-Frank. While it achieves some of that for big banks, it also gives consumers some additional tools
Act Before May 31 to Get Your Money Back Although Western Union has served as a reliable method for rapidly sending money over long distances since the late 1800s, the service is also used by scammers with increasing frequency. This has resulted the settlement of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges that Western Union had not been doing enough to protect consumers from these scammers. The
Where You Can Make the Best of a Bad Credit Situation It’s no fun having a bad credit score. You pay higher interest rates for your credit – if you can get credit at all. You have little room for financial error. A small, unexpected bill can cause big problems. At least your hardships may not be as bad if you live in certain states.
It Will Cost You More to Buy a Home The housing market topped a new threshold over the past week. Buoyed by a strong economy and a series of interest rate increases by the Federal Reserve, thirty-year fixed mortgage interest rates reached 4.61 percent – the highest number since May of 2011. Rates crossed the 4 percent threshold in the week of January 11 and