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November 21, 2014

Credit Score Measures More Than Your Financial Health

Credit scores – those pesky 3-digit numbers that dictate where you can live, what job you can get, even what cellphone plan you can purchase – are so […]
November 19, 2014

On the Up and Up: Credit Scores are Rising

The average U.S. consumer credit score increased 2 points from 2013, according to Experian’s Fifth Annual State of Credit study. Americans have an average 666 VantageScore […]
November 17, 2014

'Twas the Fight Before Christmas …

During the holidays, we want our families to get along, our gifts to impress, and our meals to amaze. In other words, our expectations soar to […]
November 14, 2014

Debt Collectors Might Be Calling Your Nana

Gripes about debt collectors are the most common complaint filed by older Americans, according to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB).  Collection gripes are roughly 1 […]
November 13, 2014

The Rebirth of Big Banks

It’s been nearly six years since the bankruptcy of financial giant Lehman Brothers, an event that triggered a chain reaction of Chapter 11 filings from some […]
November 10, 2014

Aging America: Where are the Seniors?

For years we have been warned about the looming, profound impacts that the aging of the U.S. population will have on the country. Well, the gray […]
November 6, 2014

The Anatomy of a Credit Report

When you’re trying to build your credit – or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft – it’s important to check your credit report regularly. Each […]
November 5, 2014

Do You Spend Too Much on Food?

A food bill is unique among bills when compared to the rest of the required monthly expenses within a household. Unlike a $70 cable bill or […]