Young adults have more credit card debt than savings - Detroit Free Press

Young adults have more credit card debt than savings
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

25 February 2015

Easy credit is an everyday expression; easy savings is not. About one in four Americans are living on the edge by having more credit card debt than emergency savings, according to a study by Bankrate.com.

7 Times You Might Be Liable for Fradulent Charges - CreditCards.com

7 Times You Might Be Liable for Fradulent Charges
Lisa Bertagnoli/CreditCards.com

19 February 2015

Despite "zero liability" promises from credit card companies and protection from federal laws, there are instances where consumers might be liable for fraudulent credit and debit card charges.    
 

How — and when — to cancel a credit card - CreditCardForum Blog

How — and when — to cancel a credit card
Kristin McGrath/CreditCardForum Blog

24 February 2015

Whether the annual fee is no longer worth it, you’re trying to reduce the temptation to overspend, or you’re just mad at your bank, you want a card out of your life.
 

Anthem Breach: What you Should Do Next - WSBT-TV (South Bend, IN)

Anthem Breach: What You Should Do Next
Suzanne Spencer/WSBT-TV (South Bend, Indiana)

6 February 2015

The Anthem data breach could put millions at risk. Local experts say anyone who has Anthem should act now because hackers often attack within the first 90 days."Unfortunately it does take some time but it is worth the investment on the precautionary side," says GreenPath Financial Counselor Michaelene Gersper.

5 steps to a mortgage-worthy credit profile - CreditCards.com

5 steps to a mortgage-worthy credit profile
Sienna Kossman/CreditCards.com

6 February 2015

You've been diligently pinching pennies to save for a down payment and after countless hours of drooling over online "For Sale" listings, you've decide it's time to make your dream of owning a home a reality. But is your credit mortgage-worthy?
 

Retailers look to cash in on Big 3 bonuses - The Detroit News

Retailers look to cash in on Big 3 bonuses
Brian J. O'Connor/The Detroit News

5 February 2015

The $369 million in autoworker bonuses set to go out in March won't turn southeast Michigan into a boomtown, but they will give a boost to lots of local businesses.
 

Bargain interest rates for metro homeowners at an end - Detroit Free Press

Bargain interest rates for metro homeowners at an end
Susan Tompor/Detroit Free Press

26 January 2015

Thousands of struggling homeowners who got a break on their mortgage during the financial crisis will get a letter this year with a bit of bad news. Mark Munzenberger with GreenPath Debt Solutions in Farmington Hills, said the good news is that notification letters will arrive at least four months before the first rate hike and spell out future rate hikes, too.

7 Times When To Put Yourself in Credit Card Timeout - CreditCards.com

7 Times When To Put Yourself in Credit Card Timeout
Dawn Papandrea/CreditCards.com
(and NASDAQ website)
15 January 2015

Credit card debt doesn't take long to spiral out of control (thanks a lot, compound interest!), and that's under normal circumstances. When you add financial milestones and other life situations to the mix, there are periods when it makes sense to give plastic a timeout.
 

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