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7 Reasons Your Debt Repayment Plan Isn’t Working

People across the nation are charging more on their credit cards, signaling growing confidence in the economy.Says credit bureau Equifax :Equifax’s new National Consumer Trends Credit Report revealed that consumers in each of the nation’s 25 largest metropolitan ... [Published Credit.com - 3 hours ago]
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The Most Important Factors to Selling Your Home

The housing market has experienced plenty of highs and lows throughout the past decade, and, luckily, we are experiencing a resurgence in home values.With home values on the rise and interest rates remaining low, this could be a great time to put your ... [Published Credit.com - 3 hours ago]
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Is Your Facebook Account Killing Your Chances of Getting a Job?

If you don’t want a potential employer to see what you’re sharing online, you need to rethink the way you use the Internet. The vast majority (93%) of recruiters and HR professionals review candidates’ social media profiles before making a hiring decision, ... [Published Credit.com - 3 hours ago]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 1 reports

Another Major Bank Is Offering Free Credit Scores

Citi is the latest financial institution to give customers free credit scores through the FICO Open Access program, FICO announced , making it the largest participant in the program that will be available to more than 60 million consumers in 2015.Citi ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 23 2014 - 2 reports

3 Credit Card Strategies That Could Help You Buy a Home

Your ability to purchase a home with a mortgage depends on how much net income you have after all monthly debts. If your debt payments absorb your income, particularly credit card payments, you may have to put the brakes on the mortgage application.Most ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Best Low-Interest Credit Cards in America 2014

For credit card users who carry a balance from month to month, the interest rate is one of the most important numbers revealed in a card’s terms and conditions. So it only makes sense that finding the credit card with the lowest interest rate is the top ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Staples Investigating Data Breach: What Should You Do?

Staples stores in the northeastern U.S. may have been hit by a malware attack compromising an unknown number of customer credit and debit cards, security blogger Brian Krebs reported Oct. 20 . Krebs’ sources in the banking industry told him of a pattern ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

The Surprising Side Effect of Student Loan Forgiveness Programs

As more people learn about and use public service loan forgiveness and income-based repayment plans to make student loan payments more affordable, the U.S. could run into an economic issue. Such loan forgiveness programs incentivize borrowing, according ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 22 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

It Might Be Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage With Little Money Down

Melvin Watt, director of the Federal Housing Finance Agency, announced Monday plans to increase mortgage access to borrowers with good credit but limited funds available for a down payment. In a speech at the Mortgage Bankers Association annual convention ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 22 2014 - 1 reports

Mortgage Rates Dip Below 4%

People thought it wouldn’t happen this year, but it did: Average 30-year fixed mortgage rates dipped below 4% last week, hitting their lowest level in 2014, Freddie Mac said in a news release.The 30-year fixed-rate mortgage averaged 3.97% last week, down ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

My Wife Confessed to $4,500 of Debt Right Before We Applied for a Mortgage

After a year of looking for and preparing to buy a home, Nick and his wife finally found a place they wanted. They were in the middle of filling out mortgage pre-approval paperwork when Nick’s wife stopped him. She had never mentioned it before, but now ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 21 2014]
First reported Oct 21 2014 - Updated Oct 21 2014 - 1 reports

How an Old Checking Account Can Come Back to Haunt You

Tis the season of haunting zombies, and being scared by something you thought was dead. That can be a pretty good description of how the debt collection business works sometimes.You might think an old checking account is long dead, but there are ghoulish ... [Published Credit.com - Oct 21 2014]

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“At first I was going to sew a dress, and I thought, ‘Well, I have a lot to do, so how can I do that more efficiently? "” Krneta said. “‘If I crochet it on the bus, I can do that along the way."
“I just had to say to some of them, ‘Look, you only make $40,000 a year. You just can’t afford to do some of these things, "” Hudson said. “Your friends, stuff we see on TV and in magazines — it gives the illusion that everyone can afford these things, when in reality they can’t. People need to be saving for retirement and paying off student loans.”"

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Another Major Bank Is Offering Free Credit Scores [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
The Best Low-Interest Credit Cards in America 2014 [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
It Might Be Getting Easier to Get a Mortgage Wi... [Published Credit.com - Oct 22 2014]
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