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In The Age Of Laissez Faire Regulation, The Ground Is Shifting Under Consumers. Here's What It Means.

Christopher Elliott | Posted 03.22.2017 | Business
Christopher Elliott

If the recent news from Washington isn’t a little unsettling, maybe you should look again. A new administration has brought some unconventional thin...

5 Simple Ways To Build and Maintain A Healthy Credit Score

HuffPost Partner Studio | Posted 01.23.2017 | Business

If you’ve ever tried to rent an apartment or take out a mortgage on a new home, then you know that your credit score can make or break the approval ...

Your Midyear Financial Checkup

Jason Alderman | Posted 06.29.2016 | Business
Jason Alderman

The summer months allow most of us a chance to slow down and catch up -- on relaxation, on chores and with a bit of scheduling and focus, on our money goals.

Consumer Reporting Agencies Follow Your Moves

Jason Alderman | Posted 10.13.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Did you know that there are dozens of specialty consumer reporting agencies that track your history for activities that may not appear on your regular credit reports -- things like bounced checks, late utility payments, insurance claims and prescription orders?

The Price Tag for Credit Report Errors

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Ellen Schloemer

Extrapolating that 5 percent to the 200 million Americans with a credit history means that 10 million Americans are paying more for loans than they should. How much are these folks overpaying?

8 Things Debt Collectors Won't Tell You | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money

It should come as no surprise that if you've fallen behind on your bills, you may be hearing from debt collectors. But there are things they aren't likely to tell you, and knowing these things can make all the difference in resolving your debts.