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Need a book that can help your finances too?

Jul 31, 2013
Book picks for your summer reading list.
Posted In: summer reading, debt, credit, Books

Why China's credit crunch is our problem

Jun 21, 2013
China is feeling a credit crunch, after China’s central bank froze lending between China's financial institutions this week.
Posted In: China, credit

Jobs are one thing, but what about credit?

May 6, 2013
One way to evaluate the health of an economy is to look at the jobs picture, which looks pretty rosy so far this spring. But there’s another sign to keep any eye on: the availability of credit.
Posted In: Jobs, credit, loans

Is the housing recovery leaving too many behind?

Apr 3, 2013
According to a report in the Washington Post, President Obama's administration is worried that the housing recovery is leaving too many people, including young people, behind.
Posted In: Housing, real estate, credit, home loans

Immigrants get creative to survive without credit

Mar 15, 2013
America runs on credit. But undocumented immigrants generally can't access traditional loans, forcing them to think like entrepreneurs to raise cash.
Posted In: undocumented immigrant, credit, crochet

Informal lending can boost your credit score

Oct 19, 2012
A group in San Francisco has found a way to report informal lending circles popular among some immigrant groups to credit bureaus -- as a way to boost the credit scores of participants.
Posted In: lending circles, credit, credit score, immigrants

Should you take on debt to help your credit score?

Oct 12, 2012
Many of us have heard that in order to keep our credit in good standing, it is actually best to keep some debt on the books. But is there really any truth to this?
Posted In: debt, credit, credit score

U.S. teens: 'Dude, what's a debit card?'

Jul 17, 2012
A quarter of U.S. teens don’t know the difference between debit and credit, according to a new survey by ING DIRECT USA. Give your teen a reality check with expert advice.
Posted In: Kids and money, credit

Fed ponders solution to growth, credit gap

Jun 19, 2012
The Federal Reserve faces sluggish growth and a dilemma: Low interest rates aren’t benefiting many needy consumers who have blemished credit.
Posted In: Federal Reserve, credit

Sound, simple money advice

Mar 22, 2012
I am 32 years old and would consider myself financially illiterate! I briefly held a credit card, but after a series of rather poor decisions at the age of 20, I got spooked by the idea of credit altogether. When I last checked my score several years ago, it was not surprisingly in the toilet. In deciding to try and repair my finances, I checked my score today and found that it was (surprise!) 775! So after years of neglect, illiteracy and general incompetence, how do I maintain this incredible turn? Desperately in need of some sound, simple advice! Ryan, Cincinnati, OH
Posted In: Savings, credit, credit score, borrowing

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