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  1. 7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card Hacks

    If you haven't been hacked yet, it may just be a matter of time. Here's how to protect yourself as much as possible before ...
  2. Get Up To Speed On Car Gap Insurance

    It covers the shortfall if your car is stolen or totaled, and insurance pays less than you owe on your loan. Dealers may ...
  3. Short Sale Strategies For Buyers And Investors

    Here's how to figure out if you will make money on buying a short-sale property – and when to steer clear of a deal that's ...
  4. 7 Factors That Affect Your Life Insurance Quote

    While age and gender have the most impact on your life insurance premiums, even your family medical history and hobbies can ...
  5. For Life Insurers, Making Money Is A Numbers Game

    Life insurance is a data-driven industry that relies on complex financial models to predict future expenses and income from ...
  6. Top 10 Money Mistakes New Parents Make

    Although having a child is an exciting and exhilarating experience, it is very easy to lose track of finance or make unwise ...
  7. Lifestyle Inflation: Decide If It's Ever Okay

    I recently started sorting out my thoughts whether lifestyle inflation is ever okay and, if so, how do you decide when it ...
  8. Navigating E-commerce: Alibaba, eBay and Amazon

    Amazon, e-Bay and Alibaba were each game-changers in global e-commerce, with each not only finding its own niche, but inventing ...
  9. Rewrite Your Finance Industry Resume & Get Hired

    Looking for a job in the financial services industry? Here's how to write a resume that gets you noticed.
  10. HUD-1 Form: What Must Be On It

    You can't close on property involving federally related mortgages without a HUD-1 form. Use these instructions for a correct ...
  11. Credit Card Breach: How To Stay Safe

    You learn that credit card numbers have been stolen from a store you use. How to protect yourself in general – and what to ...
  12. Do Your Card's Travel Benefits Make The Grade?

    If you take frequent trips, it pays to evaluate the different travel benefits that a credit card offers – from airline miles ...
  13. 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 ...
  14. 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 ...
  15. Is it possible to have a credit limit that's too high?

    Avoid these pitfalls when working with high credit limits, and learn how to increase your credit score by increasing your ...
  16. What are some examples of 'gray' charges on my credit card statement?

    Read credit card statements carefully to avoid gray charges. Find the fine print before making online purchases, and remember ...
  17. Who is eligible to take out federal student loans?

    Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid every year to determine eligibility for federal aid, including student ...
  18. 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 ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. If a collection agency buys my debt from another agency, does the debt become 'new'?

    Find out what happens when your debt account is sold from one collection agency to another and the impact on your balance ...
  21. Do payday loans hurt my ability to get a mortgage?

    Find out whether taking out a payday loan could harm your chances of being approved for a mortgage and how lenders find out ...
  22. Are debt collectors allowed to call me at work?

    Find out if and when it is all right for a debt collector to call a debtor at work and how the debtor can make it stop under ...
  23. How long does information stay on my credit report?

    Understand how long different types of information stay on your individual or business credit report according to the rules ...
  24. Can a business charge me an extra fee for paying with my credit card instead of cash?

    Learn about credit card surcharges by retailers, in which states this practice is permitted and the judicial decision that ...
  25. 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 ...
  26. 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 ...
  27. 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 ...
  28. Should I apply for student loans if I haven't finished applying for scholarships ...

    Apply to a variety of financial help sources by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form, which will be ...
  29. 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 ...
  30. What is a good credit utilization ratio?

    Understand how to calculate your credit utilization ratio, and learn the impact it has on your credit score as well as the ...
  31. Can debt collectors add fees to my debt?

    Find out when a debt collector is legally allowed to charge interest and fees on a past-due debt and if a debtor can contest ...
  32. 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 ...
  33. Can a debt collector contact me about a debt that's no longer on my credit report?

    Learn about the circumstances that allow a debt collector to contact a consumer about a past due debt that is not on a credit ...
  34. Why are there three national credit bureaus?

    Discover why "big three" credit bureaus Experian, TransUnion and Equifax dominate the credit reporting market and how they ...
  35. How will accepting a higher credit card limit affect my credit score?

    Find out if accepting a higher limit on a credit card impacts credit score and how that impact affects one's overall credit ...
  36. How often is my credit score updated?

    Discover how often credit bureaus update credit scores, change credit information and receive updates from lending agencies ...
  37. How long do typical debt management plans take to pay off debt?

    Find out more about how debt management plans are administered and what circumstances determine how long a management plan ...
  38. How can I improve my chances of getting a credit limit increase?

    Learn how to improve your chances of being approved for a credit limit increase by understanding what lenders are looking ...
  39. Are 'gray' credit card charges legal?

    Read the fine print and all credit card statements carefully to avoid misleading charges that often go unnoticed on credit ...
  40. Who regulates a credit rating agency?

    Find out how American and international regulators interact with Credit Rating Agencies, and learn about the rules adopted ...
  41. How can I increase my FICO score?

    Find out about a few simple, consistent ways to improve your credit score, including how to manage your credit card balances ...
  42. 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 ...
  43. 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 ...
  44. Do unpaid medical bills appear on my credit report?

    Find out if an unpaid medical bill can be reported to a credit bureau, if it affects your credit score and when it is turned ...
  45. What credit card fees are tax deductible?

    Learn about some of the unexpected tax deductions for fees incurred through credit card purchases for both individuals and ...
  46. 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 ...
  47. 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 ...
  48. Does bankruptcy information go on the public record?

    Learn about the public record and whether or not bankruptcy documents are included. Explore situations where certain bankruptcy ...
  49. What is the difference between available credit and credit limit?

    Explore the difference between available credit and credit limit and the implications different account balances have on ...
  50. What are some signs my credit card's annual fee is too high?

    Learn about annual credit card fees, interest rates, introductory rates, balance transfers and member programs available ...
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