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Consumer Financing

What You Need to Know About Your Credit Repair Company

Scores of companies want your business, enterprises that have been established to help consumers fix their credit. Such credit assistance companies can be beneficial for consumers that do not have the knowledge or time to manage their personal credit problems.

Consumer Tips

Charity Fraud & How to Avoid Getting Scammed

Tweet Not every charity is worthy of your donation nor is every so-called charity legitimate. Unfortunately, scammers prey upon people, tugging on their heart strings to manipulate a donation. Kids

Consumer Financing

No Credit Auto Loans: Are They Possible?

You want to get an auto loan but realize your lack of a solid credit history may stand in the way. Although having established credit is certainly a good way to help you get additional credit, there are some things for you to consider before applying for credit.

Consumer Tips

Debt Collector Blues? Know Your Rights!

Tweet You owe money to a creditor and the heat is on. The debt collector heat, that is. There is no escaping someone who is intent on collecting what you

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Misleading GM Ad Spurs Controversy

Tweet General Motors is making a big deal about its recent repayment of loans to the American and Canadian governments, claiming that the money the automaker borrowed in 2009 has

Credit Reports

Credit Bureau Blues? Contest That Debt!

Tweet Credit reports contain important information concerning you including where you reside, work, in addition to particulars in relation to your credit history. Lenders, employers, landlords, hospitals, and various parties

Consumer Tips

What To Ask of a Credit Counselor

Tweet Consumers who are in a financial bind may end up turning to a credit counselor for guidance. This can be an effective way to help beleaguered Americans get their

Consumer Tips

Consumer Complaints And How You Can Get Heard

Tweet Have you recently been ripped off? Are you unhappy with the service you received while spending your hard earned money with a local or online merchant? Consumer angst has

Credit Reports

Free Credit Reports & Where To Get Them

Tweet The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) through an act of Congress has authorized that all three major credit reporting bureaus provide one free copy of your credit report to you

Consumer Tips

Skip The Gift Cards This Holiday Season!

Tweet Its Christmas morning and you’re opening up one of your smaller gift boxes and quickly come upon a gift card which can be used only at a favorite retail

Credit Reports

Free Credit Reports or Hype?

Tweet A deluge of television and radio ads promoting free credit reports  have certainly caught the attention of many consumers. After all, no one would put so much money into

Consumer Financing

FTC Reveals Current Sweepstakes Scams

Tweet Con artists are always at work, coming up with ways to get people to part with their money. Some scams are small, involving the selling of a product that