The consumer bankruptcy filings, coupled with stubbornly high foreclosure numbers, paint a picture of a consumer still struggling to get footing.
What's the fastest way to pump up a credit score? I asked the company that invented credit scoring for their three best ideas.
Confusing my credit card with my debit card at the ATM is going to cost me.
Lenders trying to collect billions of dollars in home equity loans face major obstacles. The battle rages: Is it right or wrong for borrowers to bail?
Rising cost of education has students and parents rethinking how much it makes sense to borrow.
In a victory for consumers, this October it's going to be a lot tougher to be in the debt-settlement business.
The potential for trouble is so great that you should think twice -- or thrice -- before lending (or borrowing) money.
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