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  • Zombie Hand
    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

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  • 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.

    Although negative...

  • 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.

    Do not...

  • 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...