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  1. How the Macy's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (M)

    Learn about the different Macy's Credit Cards available to consumers, with a summary of the rewards and benefits, who should ...
  2. CFPB Targets Discriminatory Lending Practices

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is sending mystery shoppers into banks to uncover discriminatory lending practices.
  3. How to Get a Credit Card Without a Social Security Number (SSN) (COF, BAC)

    Learn the methods by which a borrower can get approved for a credit card, even if the borrower lacks a valid Social Security ...
  4. Student Loan Forgiveness for Teachers: How It Works

    Huge student loan debt may be keeping people from entering the teaching profession. Find out how teachers can get their student ...
  5. 5 Best Credit Cards for Buying Groceries in 2016

    Learn how to increase your grocery savings each year using grocery rewards credit cards, and find out which rewards credit ...
  6. How the J. C. Penney Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (JCP)

    The JCPenney credit card has some nice perks, especially for frequent buyers, but it carries a relatively high interest rate. ...
  7. The 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to Australia (BCS, COF)

    Almost any card will get you there, but these three offer the best value for your buck.
  8. When is mortgage insurance tax deductible on rental property?

    Discover when mortgage insurance premiums are allowed to be deducted on your taxes for rental properties and see an example ...
  9. How the Lowes Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (LOW)

    Understand how the Lowe's credit card works, which customers benefit the most, its terms and conditions, and what alternatives ...
  10. 6 Steps to Getting a Car Loan With Bad Credit

    Having bad credit does not mean you can't get a car loan. Follow these steps to improve your chances of getting a loan with ...
  11. Cross-Collateral Loan: How Does It Work?

    Cross-collateralization in lending is not unusual, but it can have a huge impact on your finances. Here's what you need to ...
  12. Beware of Guaranteed Payday Loan Websites

    Payday lenders generally should be approached with caution; but online payday loan websites are better avoided altogether. ...
  13. How do mortgage lenders check and verify bank statements?

    Find out how mortgage companies verify your bank statements for mortgage approval. The lender sends a form to your bank requesting ...
  14. Are direct consolidation loans subsidized?

    Direct Consolidation Loans are not subsidized. Students borrow Direct Subsidized Loans to pay tuition, room and board at ...
  15. Are student loans forgiven after death?

    Federal student loans are forgiven when the borrower dies once proof of death is submitted. No money will be owed and the ...
  16. Will ‘Installment Loans’ Be the New Payday Loans?

    Payday lenders are leaning toward installment loans as a result of proposed federal regulations. But is this what's best ...
  17. Can student loans hurt your credit?

    Paying student loans on time helps build credit; failure to do so, hurts it.
  18. How the American Eagle Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (AEO)

    Understand how the American Eagle Credit Card works and what its rewards and benefits are, and compare the card to those ...
  19. Title Loans vs. Payday Loans: Which Are Better?

    Both title loans and payday loans carry risks that outweigh the benefits.
  20. How Credit Card Companies Determine Credit Limit (EXPN)

    Learn how credit card companies are able to determine credit limit and tips for having the highest credit limit when applying ...
  21. How do construction loans work?

    Construction loans are obtained either by the prospective home owner or the actual builder. There are two types of construction ...
  22. Zero Interest Loans: Why You Should Beware

    Zero-interest loans are not always the no-loss deal they seem to be.
  23. When is mortgage insurance tax deductible?

    Homeowners who took out or refinanced a mortgage after Jan. 1, 2007, may qualify for the PMI deduction, depending on their ...
  24. How the Toys "R" Us Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards

    Here's how to apply, along with the benefits, rewards and fine point details of the Toys "R" Us credit card.
  25. How the Lane Bryant Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (ANSA)

    As with most cards, those who use it the most receive the most rewards, but be aware that carrying a balance incurs some ...
  26. How do mortgage lenders verify employment?

    Discover how mortgage lenders confirm your current employment situation, even if self-employed, and learn what types of information ...
  27. Teachers: Your Student Loan Forgiveness Blueprint

    If you are a teacher and have student loans to repay, you may qualify for a loan forgiveness program.
  28. Why doesn't Credit Karma offer FICO scores?

    Credit Karma offers a popular way to track credit scores for free. While it does not offer FICO scores, the information it ...
  29. How the Kohl's Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (KSS)

    Find out how the Kohl's charge card works and how shoppers can generate bigger savings throughout the year as a Kohl's cardholder.
  30. How the Southwest Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (LUV)

    Learn how the Southwest Airlines rewards credit card options work, what travel rewards are offered and for whom the card ...
  31. 3 Best Credit Cards for Traveling to the UK (COF, BCS)

    Discover three of the best credit cards to use while traveling to the United Kingdom, based on security and rewards programs.
  32. How long should you hold on to credit card statements?

    Holding on to credit card statements can be helpful when they contain personal purchases, tax-deductible items, or products ...
  33. How long does it take a check to clear?

    It usually takes two days for a check to clear, but in some cases it may take longer. Discover how banks treat large deposits ...
  34. How the Nordstrom Credit Card Works: Benefits and Rewards (JWN)

    Learn about the Nordstrom credit or debit card, complete with who should use it, what the rewards are and details about the ...
  35. Who regulates mortgage lenders?

    The Federal Truth in Lending Act and the Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act (RESPA) dictate most of the regulations mortgage ...
  36. When Is Mortgage Insurance Typically Required?

    Learn about the situations in which borrowers may be required to buy private mortgage insurance, and discover who this insurance ...
  37. The Best Identity Theft Protection May Be Free

    With personal data breaches now a part of our daily lives, here are a few ways to truly protect your identity on your own.
  38. 5 Debit Cards That Still Offer Rewards (JPM, TD)

    There are still debit card rewards available for those individuals who prefer using debit cards as opposed to regular credit ...
  39. How the Gap Credit Card Works: Benefits & Rewards (GPS)

    The Gap credit card offers numerous perks and rewards for frequent customers, but there are some downsides and caveats of ...
  40. Is An Ivy League Degree Worth It?

    In 600 B.C. Aesop determined that a bird in the hand was worth two in the bush. Warren Buffett claims that this axiom can ...
  41. 7 Ways To Get Through Grad School Debt-Free

    As if figuring out what to take in school isn't hard enough, you also have to find a way to pay for it.
  42. What’s Behind Moody’s Downgrade of Noble Group

    Moody's credit downgrade of Noble Group leaves a wide gap relative to Fitch ratings.
  43. Benefits and Rewards of the GameStop Credit Card (GME, BBY)

    Similar to other credit-card reward programs, the GameStop card is most lucrative to frequent customers who pay off their ...
  44. 3 Best Credit Cards for Shopping at Amazon in 2016 (AMZN)

    Find out how Amazon.com shoppers can earn maximum cash back on their purchases with Amazon-focused cash-back rewards credit ...
  45. 3 Prepaid Debit Cards With No Monthly Fee (AXP, WMT)

    These prepaid debit cards with no monthly fees offer a substantial savings advantage.
  46. Home Equity Loan Delinquencies Are Rising (BAC, JPM)

    More borrowers are starting to default on their home equity loans and banks are starting to feel the strain.
  47. Who Actually Owns Student Loan Debt?

    Find out how the U.S. federal government effectively nationalized the American student loan market with a small section of ...
  48. Should You Increase Your Credit Card Limit?

    Should you ask for a credit limit increase? The answer is yes, and there are several good reasons why.
  49. Credit Card or Cash?

    Credit cards are convenient to use, but not always the best choice. Here are 5 times you shouldn't pay with a credit card ...
  50. IRS Allows Mortgage Deduction for Unwed Couples

    Single taxpayers who co-own one or more of their homes with another person can now each claim a deduction for the mortgage ...
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