March 25, 2014
A zombie bank account refers to the practice of banks reopening closed checking accounts without notifying the account holder, or bank accounts “coming back from the dead.”
When a Closed Account Comes Back to Life
March 21, 2014
It doesn’t take long for couples to realize that some important marital issues must be approached delicately; finances are one of those...
March 19, 2014
Owning a home is the ultimate experience for many people. It brings feelings of success, well-being, security, as well as a sense of belonging. But it can also result in stress if the home’s value declines from the borrower’s original purchase...
February 28, 2014
If your credit score is less than stellar, it doesn’t mean you’re doomed to a life living in your parents’ basement and riding the city bus.
February 24, 2014
April is Financial Literacy Month. As you await your tax refund, this is a good reminder to review your financial health and make the necessary...
February 18, 2014
A lot of people want credit cards. Now, whether they should get one is a different story altogether. However, it is important to have a credit card because you never know when you might need it - whether for everyday use or for an emergency. Here...
February 13, 2014
It is very important to have good credit. Your credit score can have a major impact on the affordability of your mortgage loan, auto loan, and student loans. Even potential employers may check your credit before offering you a new job. However,...
February 13, 2014
Whether they do it online, through texting tactics or by stealing your wallet the old-fashioned way, identity thieves are constantly concocting new cons.
One reason card companies are working hard to...
February 4, 2014
When you notice a credit bureau has been misreporting your financial activity to all your would-be lenders, your first impulse will be to 1) walk down to the credit bureau; 2) find the nearest receptionist, and 3) start yelling.
February 3, 2014
If a journalist makes a factual mistake, a newspaper will publish a correction within a day or two. But if a credit bureau publishes an error about you, the...