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Assessing Financial Literacy Education

Mary Johnson | Posted 04.01.2014 | College
Mary Johnson

We must continue to advance these important efforts in our high schools, colleges and communities. The stakes for our students and our nation are high, but we are making progress in empowering Americans to take charge of their financial futures.

It's Back-to-School Time. Are Your Kids Credit Ready?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.10.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

While your children are learning in school, you should take the opportunity to teach them about the one thing that they need to know but that schools don't teach them -- credit habits.

10 Steps to Help Erase Errors on Your Credit Report

MyBankTracker | Posted 10.06.2013 | Business
MyBankTracker

In order to avoid the headache of cleaning up your credit report due to inaccuracies, it would be beneficial to check your credit report with the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, TransUnion and Experian) annually.

Build Your Strong Relationship on... Sexy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.05.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

Today, there is a new element arising -- something that might surprise you: Measuring the relationship potential of someone based on their credit score.

What Happens When Your Date Pops 'the Question'... the Credit Question?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 01.07.2013 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

If you are sitting in your date's car after a romantic even of wine and roses, and they lean over to you and asks, "So, what's your credit score?"... What do you answer?

Master the Five Factors That Feed FICO This Fall

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.04.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

If your credit score has taken a summer vacation, it's time to make some commitments to yourself to make some changes there, too.

When Working With a Creditor, Get All the Facts

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 08.16.2012 | Money
Jeanne Kelly

Instead of calling the creditor and dealing with the embarrassment and frustration of trying to work out a payment plan, start with a smaller goal in mind: Call each creditor that you're trying to work with and ask for a payment history.

Dear MasterCard: Seems Those Mayans And Their Calendar Screwed Us Both Over

El Guapo | Posted 08.08.2012 | Comedy
El Guapo

Hey, MasterCard. Remember how you sent me that bill? And then the other one? And the one after that? The really mean one? And remember how I told you that I was good for it, but that you'd have to wait until January? Well, here's the thing. There's a bit of a wrinkle in the plan.

Credit Card Late Payments Hit 17-Year Low

AP | By EILEEN AJ CONNELLY | Posted 10.16.2011 | Business

NEW YORK -- Credit card users are so focused on keeping their accounts in good standing that they've driven the rate of late payments down to its lowe...

Measuring the Move: $20 Million and Counting

Jamie Chase | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jamie Chase

Healthy pride feeds our desire to create our own solutions -- and to send a strong message to mega-banks that we won't be their prey. That's why credit unions are a logical move.

Credit Card Nightmare: One Lost Check And A Lifetime of Bankruptcy

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

This story is part of Bearing Witness 2.0. HuffPost has received hundreds of emails from people making tremendous sacrifices in order to weather ...

American Students Hit Hard By Rise On Credit Card Interest Rates

The Huffington Post | Matthew Palevsky and Thibault Chareton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Surging credit card rates over the past few months have created a desperate situation for many college students and graduates. While the percentage o...

Arthur Delaney

Menendez To Geithner: Stop Bailed-Out Banks From Hiking Credit Card Rates On Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: Obama is set to meet with credit card company representatives on Thursday: In a bid to aid consumers hit hard by the recession, lawmakers are...

Arthur Delaney

How Congress Could Kill Shady Credit Card Schemes

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In February we asked HuffPost readers to share their stories of credit card woe. The laments poured in, and we followed up with a story on readers who...