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Elected Leaders’ Financial Worth

Even though American millionaires account for 1% of the population, close to half of all Congressional members are millionaires. Does this mean they can’t understand the difficulties many face on a daily basis?

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Stay at Home Parents: Second Class Citizens?

Is the 2009 CARD Act realistic with goals of preventing more Americans from making less than ideal credit choices or is too much government control?

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Miscellaneous

Welfare Debit Card Fraud

The welfare system in this nation has historically been plagued with problems. The EBT cards most states now use also present unique problems, some of which plague the credit card industry.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Miscellaneous

That New Facebook Friend Could be a Collector

You might be surprised at the weapon some collection agencies are using to collect on your unpaid credit card debt. Here’s a hint: make use of your privacy settings on Facebook.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Miscellaneous

Unethical Practices? Problems in Credit Card Collections

Few are surprised that yet another American bank is under the spotlight for its credit card collection policies. This time, it’s Bank of America.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Maximizing Small Business Websites

Small business owners work hard to ensure their websites are doing their job – bringing in new customers. Here are a few tips that should help. From accepting credit cards to eliminating typos and grammatical errors, here’s what every small business website should include.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: Miscellaneous

Why Is CFPB Backing Down?

Is the armor on consumer-friendly CFPB showing damage? The federal agency has decided not to pursue an amendment to a law that protects consumers.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

Fair Debt Collection Practices Act – Know Your Rights

The FDCPA was written and passed into law in 1978. Another recession was just kicking in and this law protected consumers who were overwhelmed with debt collection efforts.

Author: Brent Thomas | Categories: Credit Card Debt, Miscellaneous

Is a Home Equity Loan Right For You?

Thinking it might be a good time to rethink a refinance on your home? Maybe there’s some credit card debt you want to take care of? Carefully consider all of your options before you sign on the dotted line.

Author: Roberta Sanchez | Categories: Miscellaneous

PayPal and its New Credit Card Reader

Look out Square, PayPal announced it’s ready to unveil its new PayPal Now app and card reader. Is there anything for Square to worry about? Maybe – and here’s why.

Author: Brian Weston | Categories: Miscellaneous

CFPB Expands Authority

Last July, the CFPB began taking consumer complaints regarding their credit cards. By December, it had grown to accept mortgage complaints. Now, the agency expands once again and covers banking complaints and student loans.

Author: Scott Townsend | Categories: Miscellaneous

International Fraud Prevention Month

March is International Fraud Prevention month. There are things you can do to keep from becoming a victim to credit card and identity thieves.

Author: Carolyn Spiel | Categories: ID Protection, Miscellaneous

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