What bride-to-be hasn't thought about a summer wedding? No matter when your wedding is, here are a few credit-related mistakes to avoid as you get married.
It's time to stop making stuff up about the CFPB. It's not spying on Americans. It's out there protecting American consumers -- from families to seniors, from students to veterans -- from unfair financial practices.
By Gerri Detweiler Several years ago, my father received a letter from his auto insurer saying he didn't get the highest discount due to his credit s...
While loans with less than full documentation will not be insured by FHA or purchased by Fannie Mae or Freddie Mac, it would appear that lenders could make them very profitably at their own risk, but don't.
Let me share a few financial lessons I learned the hard way when I was just starting out. They might save you a lot of money in the long run and help you get closer to your life goals, whether it's buying a house, starting a family or even retiring early -- as far off as that may sound.
"Living debt free" is a nice slogan, and beyond that it's something we should all aspire to. Unfortunately, some people couple this concept with living credit free. That is a far different story.
Establishing one's own credit history is crucial to gaining favorable interest rates and access to credit, especially when non-working spouses get divorced or their spouse dies unexpectedly.
I am a pretty awesome person but like anyone, I have some things that I am less awesome with. Whenever I talk to my accountant sister it becomes embar...
It might seem obvious that improving your finances includes saving for retirement, but it's important to think of your financial plan in a broader way. It's also about putting protections in place.
In 2008, FHA attempted to increase mortgage insurance premiums on low credit scores, and to reject scores less than 500 unless the loan-to-value ratio was 90 percent or less. The proposal was shot down by Congress. Premiums are scheduled to rise this year, but will not be scaled by credit score.
I opened my credit card bill today. Yikes! It's almost $10,000. I'm stunned. How did I let it get so out of hand? I should know better. I'm in the ban...
It's that time of year again. Graduation. That seminal moment in our lives when, in ceremonies of varying degrees of pomp and circumstance, our elders pass on the wisdom of the ages to those of us who are evolving from the shelter of the ivory tower to the stark reality of the "real world."
Consumers don't build great credit scores overnight. It's something that takes time, smart financial decisions and maybe even a little luck.
Kids have pristine records with no real credit score of their own. Parents generally don't think to monitor the status of their kids' identity. This is the perfect combination for children to be the easy targets of identity theft.
Credit myths and rumors are unfortunately spread around all the time, especially on the World Wide Web. Today I'm wrangling 10 of the most common credit myths to help set things straight.
If the Obama charm offense works on the home lending industry, then more buyers -- either it be first-time home owners or small investors, come off the sidelines and will start to buy.