How to manage different balances on one card - CreditCards.com

How to manage different balances on one card
Dawn Papandrea/CreditCards.com

12 August 2015

Did you know that it's possible to have only one credit card, but still have more than one balance?

Say you open a new card and it has a low interest rate introductory period during which you make charges and don't pay the entire balance off. That's balance No. 1. Soon the intro period ends and you begin making purchases with the card's regular APR, creating balance No. 2...

7 tips for using budget apps safely - CreditCards.com (Yahoo Finance and Money Magazine)

7 tips for using budget apps safely
Lisa Bertagnoli/CreditCards.com (Yahoo.com Finance and Money Magazine)

6 August 2015

Budget-minder apps such as Mint.com and YouNeedABudget.com can help spendthrifts track and control spending. They also carry a security risk, as they require users to hand over sensitive information such as credit card and bank account numbers, then allow the apps access to that information.
 

Cities with the biggest, smallest credit card debt burdens - CreditCards.com

Cities with the biggest, smallest credit card debt burdens
Fred O. Williams/CreditCards.com

26 July 2015

San Franciscans aren't known for their frugal lifestyles. But residents of northern California's digital mecca carry the lightest credit card debt burden of any major metropolitan area in the nation, an analysis by CreditCards.com found.

San Antonio has highest credit card debt burden - San Antonio Express-News

S.A. has highest credit card debt burden: Debt burden here worst of 25 largest metro areas
Patrick Danner/San Antonio Express-News

26 July 2015

San Antonio had the highest credit card debt burden among the 25 largest U.S. metropolitan areas, an analysis released today by CreditCards.com revealed.

How a gas card can help build your credit score - CreditCardGuide.com

How a gas card can help build your credit score
Susan Johnston/CreditCardGuide.com

9 July 2015

Can't qualify for a major credit card? Retail cards, such as the ones offered by gas stations and other retailers, typically approve consumers with lower credit scores and report to the credit bureaus so that cardholders who pay as agreed can build a positive credit history.

Will You End Up with Student Loan Debt and No Degree? - Detroit Free Press

Will You End Up with Student Loan Debt and No Degree?
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

4 June 2015

Nearly 38% of the respondents who dropped out said they did so because of family troubles. Family was a driving force especially among women. About 43% of women who started college but left gave family duties as the reason. When thinking about college debt, the big worry tends to be: will a paycheck follow the college diploma? And will that job cover everyday bills, as well as monthly student loan payments?

6 Debt Consolidation Traps to Avoid - Money.com

6 Debt Consolidation Traps to Avoid
Carmen Chai/Money.com via CreditCards.com

3 June 2015

When you’re drowning in due dates, debt consolidation can sound like a godsend. Your credit cards, line of credit and other loans get consolidated into a lump sum you can tackle at a lower interest rate and with a minimum payment that’s manageable. But if you aren’t savvy when combining your debts, you could be worse off.

Consolidating Student Loans No More Complicated - Top News website

Consolidating Student Loans No More Complicated
Erica Crabill/Top News (website)

24 May 2015

Experts said the myth that some debt relief companies put into minds of borrowers that consolidating student loans could be as tough and complicated as your federal income taxes is not true.

Encourage building of more affordable housing - The Fort Collins Coloradoan

Thibedeau: Encourage building of more affordable housing
Gordan Thibedeau/The (Fort Collins) Coladoan Editorial

17 May 2015

Over the past few months, I have become increasingly aware of the housing shortage affecting many in our community. In our community, we have what is known as Section 8 Housing, which is essentially housing for those who cannot pay anything. We also have subsidized, affordable housing designed for low-income, working families.
 

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures - OnMilwaukee.com

City steps up efforts to prevent home foreclosures
Matthew Wisla/Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service

25 May 2015

When Charmion Herron's mother died in 2010, she – along with her three sisters and brother – thought the family home was gone for good. There was no will, major repairs were needed and the house eventually became the property of the city following a tax foreclosure hearing.

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