1. How long does it take for items to show up on my credit report?

    How long does it take for items to show up on my credit report?

    Find out how long missed payments, collections and requests for credit take to show up on a credit report and how often most ...
  2. How often is my credit score updated?

    How often is my credit score updated?

    Discover how often credit bureaus update credit scores, change credit information and receive updates from lending agencies ...
  3. What debts don't have a statute of limitations applied to them?

    What debts don't have a statute of limitations applied to them?

    Learn what it means to have a statute of limitations applied to a debt, and find out which debts typically do not have a ...
  4. Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

    Are debt-consolidation loans tax deductible?

    Learn about consolidating debt and whether the interest payments on your debt consolidation loan can be deducted from your ...
  5. How do I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

    How do I apply for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Understand the process of applying for Social Security benefits, the kinds of information and documentation you need, and ...
  6. What is the maximum I can receive from my Social Security retirement benefit?

    What is the maximum I can receive from my Social Security retirement benefit?

    Understand the maximum Social Security benefit amount for someone retiring in 2014 at full retirement age and the basics ...
  7. Why should I register a prepaid credit card?

    Why should I register a prepaid credit card?

    Explore reasons why registering a prepaid credit card is a good idea. Learn about protection if the card is lost or stolen ...
  8. Does cosigning a loan affect a credit score?

    Does cosigning a loan affect a credit score?

    Find out what can happen to a credit score when a cosignor must take over a debt that he or she cannot afford and what collection ...
  9. What debts can I discharge when filing for bankruptcy?

    What debts can I discharge when filing for bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of debt can be discharged through a Chapter 7 or a Chapter 13 bankruptcy and which debts require an ...
  10. Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

    Is the interest on a home equity line of credit (HELOC) tax deductible?

    Learn the advantages of using a home equity line of credit, and find out how these low-rate loans also qualify for a tax ...
  11. How do I track my pending application for Social Security benefits?

    How do I track my pending application for Social Security benefits?

    Understand the simplest way to follow up on your Social Security benefits application and the basics of eligibility and payment ...
  12. Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Must I pay Social Security taxes on my earnings after full retirement age?

    Paying Social Security contributions continues even past reaching full retirement age, but that can increase future Social ...
  13. What fees usually come with prepaid credit cards?

    What fees usually come with prepaid credit cards?

    Choose a prepaid debit card with a fee structure that doesn't eat away at the existing balance by considering how you intend ...
  14. Do inquiries for preapproved offers affect my credit score?

    Do inquiries for preapproved offers affect my credit score?

    Find out what types of inquiries are on a credit report, if they affect a credit score and how much a score is affected by ...
  15. How are payments calculated on a Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)?

    How are payments calculated on a Canadian Pension Plan (CPP)?

    Learn what factors are considered when calculating your Canada Pension Plan retirement benefits, and discover how to get ...
  16. What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    What debt cannot be discharged when filing for bankruptcy?

    See what kinds of debts cannot be discharged through a bankruptcy and which debts are very difficult to discharge unless ...
  17. Does interest on my student loan accumulate during forbearance?

    Does interest on my student loan accumulate during forbearance?

    Learn the differences between student loan deferment and forbearance and how interest accumulates on the principal loan balance ...
  18. How soon do I need to start my application for Social Security retirement benefits?

    How soon do I need to start my application for Social Security retirement benefits?

    Understand when to apply for Social Security benefits and when you can expect to receive monthly payments based on age and ...
  19. Are Social Security benefits affected by unemployment benefits?

    Are Social Security benefits affected by unemployment benefits?

    Find out if Social Security benefits are affected by unemployment benefits, and if so, how much this benefit can be reduced ...
  20. What information do lenders need when I apply for a credit limit increase?

    Increase your credit limit by making sure your current credit is paid on time and by paying the largest amount you can afford ...
  21. Why don't I have a credit score?

    Learn about some of the reasons why you might not have a credit score, and find out how you can build a good credit score ...
  22. What are the rules and restrictions on a Spousal IRA?

    Learn about the rules pertaining to spousal individual retirement account contribution and income limits. Find different ...
  23. What property / belongings can I keep after filing bankruptcy?

    Discover which types of property you can keep after filing bankruptcy by listing them as exempt from normal liquidation proceedings.
  24. Is the interest on my student loan tax deductible on my federal income taxes?

    Find out how you can deduct interest payments for qualified student loans from your income taxes, and learn about restrictions ...
  25. Are my Social Security Benefits reduced if I receive extra pensions from different ...

    Understand the effect collecting a pension can have on your Social Security benefits, depending on whether you were employed ...
  26. Can I get both military and Social Security benefits?

    Learn how it's possible to receive both Social Security benefits and a military pension in retirement, and how retirement ...
  27. Are secured credit cards accepted everywhere?

    Repair a damaged credit history or establish one by opening a secured credit card account with a collateral deposit into ...
  28. What is the average salary for an accountant?

    Learn about the average salaries of various accounting positions, and see the difference that an accounting degree makes ...
  29. How long are credit ratings valid?

    How long are credit ratings valid?

    Learn how credit ratings are issued and how long they are valid. Investors look to credit ratings to determine risk associated ...
  30. How are my cosigners affected if I file bankruptcy?

    Learn how cosigners and guarantors are affected by bankruptcy filings and how cosigner treatment changes based on the type ...
  31. What does "full retirement age" mean in regards to Social Security?

    Learn what full retirement age is and how Social Security benefits are calculated based on your age, how long you have worked ...
  32. Is it possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before I collect my own?

    Learn if it is possible to collect spousal Social Security benefits before you collect your own. The "file and suspend" method ...
  33. When is it optimal to take my widow's Social Security benefit?

    Understand when you can apply to receive Social Security benefits as the surviving spouse of a worker and what this means ...
  34. What are some common catches that come with credit card reward programs?

    Read the fine print of credit card cash back rewards programs before assuming they are an easy way to cut down on credit ...
  35. How much will it cost to hire an accountant to do my taxes?

    Find out how much it costs to hire an accountant and what benefits and services you can expect from your accountant.
  36. How is interest charged on most lines of credit?

    Learn how most financial institutions calculate interest on lines of credit by using the average daily balance method and ...
  37. Will filing bankruptcy stop an eviction?

    Learn about how filing bankruptcy can affect an eviction process, and find out what recourse your landlord has if you file ...
  38. Is the Social Security trust fund solvent?

    Learn why the Social Security trust fund does not actually hold any money and how its solvency relies on the U.S. government's ...
  39. Will my student loan be canceled (discharged) if I die?

    Federal loan servicers discharge debts when borrowers die to protect co-signers and spouses, but private lenders are free ...
  40. Are Social Security survivor benefits for children considered taxable income?

    Learn why receiving Social Security survivor benefits on behalf of children does not affect income tax for a surviving parent ...
  41. What happens to a Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA) in the case of a divorce or ...

    Learn different options in cases of divorce where assets are held in Canadian Locked-In Retirement Accounts. Learn which ...
  42. Can I erase my student loans by filing for bankruptcy?

    Discharging student loans by filing for bankruptcy is highly unlikely, unless an undue financial hardship can be proven, ...
  43. Are fringe benefits direct or indirect costs?

    Learn how to allocate costs associated with fringe benefits provided to employees and how to determine when a cost is either ...
  44. Does a good credit rating guarantee repayment?

    Does a good credit rating guarantee repayment?

    Learn how credit ratings help investors determine the creditworthiness of an issuer and the risk associated with making an ...
  45. How are fringe benefits calculated?

    Discover how employers can account for and calculate fringe benefits, including benefits that may not have an obvious dollar ...
  46. Why are private student loans generally more expensive than federal loans?

    Make the right decision between a federal student loan and a private student loan when looking for financial aid for your ...
  47. What are the most common scams regarding Social Security benefits?

    Learn about some of the most common Social Security scams that occur by phone, email and direct mail, and how to recognize ...
  48. What happens to my Locked-In Retirement Account (LIRA) balance when I die?

    Understand that in the event of your death, Locked-In Retirement Account death benefits will be transferred to your partner, ...
  49. How do debt collection agencies make money?

    Find out how a collection agency makes money, what rules it is bound by, and when it can take a pay check or garnish a bank ...
  50. Is my credit score usually checked before receiving a payday loan?

    Learn more about how payday lenders operate and whether or not they check your credit score during your loan application ...
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