August 16th, 2011

Credit Karma Chat: What does the U.S. credit downgrade mean for you?

Bethy and Justine get specific about what the credit downgrade is and what it means for consumers.

Read more tips about how you should react in our blog post, “6 Tips on Dealing with the U.S. Credit Downgrade.”

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August 10th, 2011

4 Steps to Avoiding Your Own Credit Downgrade

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We discussed earlier what you should do with your money in light of the country’s credit downgrade, but what can the country’s credit troubles teach us about our own finances?

Just like the national debt gets a credit rating, your credit score, given by each of the three consumer credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian and TransUnion), is your personal rating of creditworthiness.

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August 8th, 2011

6 Tips on Dealing with the U.S. Credit Downgrade

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There’s a lot of information floating around the World Wide Web about the recent U.S. credit downgrade. But what is the important information that consumers should know? Here we go over a few basics and how you should react in light of the changes in our economy.

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May 26th, 2011

Fact Sheet: What’s in a Dollar Bill?

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You know that one dollar bill you just shelled out for a small coffee?

Ever thought about what’s it made of or where it came from? We answer those questions and more in our quick dollar-bill fact sheet. Read on, big spender!

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May 13th, 2011

Friday Roundup: Housing Market News

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In a town hall aired Thursday, Obama urged banks to help out struggling homeowners, recognizing that lots of U.S. mortgage borrowers are still struggling, reports CNN Money. But if banks are to help homeowners by doling out longer-term mortgage modifications and principal reductions, it's going to take some time.

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March 29th, 2011

Are You a Returnaholic?

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Last holiday season, retailers lost over three billion dollars to return fraud. That’s why according to the National Retail Federation, 17% of stores last year tightened up their return policies.

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March 8th, 2011

Who Do You Love? Banks Battle It Out With Flashy New Ad Campaigns

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Banks these days just aren’t what they used to be. The numbers prove it.

A new study shows that the banking industry experienced minimal growth in 2010 as compared to 2009.

So, banks are combating the negative buzz with some new, out-of-the-box marketing strategies.

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February 16th, 2011

Obama’s Budget: What You Need To Know

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See, even the president has to budget. Earlier this week, President Obama presented a $3.7 trillion budget blueprint with his plan to cut our gigantor national debt and maintain vital government programs. See what these major changes could mean for you.

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November 22nd, 2010

The Big Squeeze – Newest Bank Fees To Watch Out For

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Issuers and bankers are shelving their typical credit traps and pitfalls and sending a fresh new wave of charges that consumers must watch out for.

What are consumers to do? Be aware and stay vigilant, so read ahead.

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October 19th, 2010

What The Recession Taught Us About The Real Estate Market

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Guest post from LearnVest! - A great deal of consumers don’t understand about why the real estate bubble burst in the first place.

The real estate downturn wasn’t one massive collapse, but many. We’ll look at some major factors so that, if a curve ball like that comes around again, you’ll know how to hit it.

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