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June 30, 2015

90% Of Student Loan Borrowers Denied Co-Signer Release

Private student loan lenders rejected nine out of 10 co-signers who applied for a co-signer release from the loans, a service the lenders and servicers often […]
June 26, 2015

Phone Scams on the Rise as Bank Fraud Goes Low-Tech

Pindrop Security recently released a study that shows a 30% rise in phone fraud among financial institutions since 2013. The company, which provides call-center-security software, analyzed […]
June 23, 2015

29% of Americans Have No Savings

Almost 3 in 10 Americans say they have no emergency savings, according to a survey just released by Bankrate.com.  That’s the highest number since Bankrate began […]
June 2, 2015

New Tools To Prevent Credit Card Fraud

After the rash of retailer data breaches in recent years, you may be tempted to stash your credit cards under your mattress and just pay cash. But even […]
May 28, 2015

What Debt Collectors Can (and Can't) Do

Let’s face it – debt collectors have a bad reputation. There are numerous unprofessional collectors who give the industry a bad name.  Many lie, yell, intimidate […]
May 21, 2015

A Prescription to Deal With Medical Debt

If you’re facing big bills from a medical emergency, you probably have a million questions: Where do I start? What am I supposed to do? How […]
May 1, 2015

Number of Seriously Underwater Homes Rises

The share of seriously underwater homeowners increased 0.4 percentage points from fourth quarter 2014, and while it is only a slight increase, it marks the first […]
April 15, 2015

Tax Day: 5 Things You Should Know

Today is April 15th – so what does that mean?  If you guessed Titanic Remembrance Day, National Library Workers Day, National Rubber Eraser Day, and National […]