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7 Final Lies About Credit Scores That Can Cost You

Laura Adams | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money
Laura Adams

Federal law allows government agencies and businesses that have a legitimate need for your credit information to access your credit report before doing business with you or after you become a customer -- even without your permission.

7 More Credit Score Lies That Cost You Money

Laura Adams | Posted 05.28.2012 | Money
Laura Adams

What you don't know about credit can hurt your personal finances on many levels. So here are seven more lies about credit scores that you should never fall for.

Using Microfinance to Bring Clean Water to India's Poor

Tom Murphy | Posted 06.11.2013 | Impact
Tom Murphy

Mumbai -- A unique public-private partnership involving private sector giants like Unilever and Heinz is improving the health of Indian children. Two ...

Fuggetaboutit: America's Rudest Cities Also Have the Best Credit

Justine Rivero | Posted 05.08.2012 | Money
Justine Rivero

When it comes to sh*t New Yorkers say, you probably wouldn't expect to hear, "I have a better credit score than you." Apparently, they're being modest.

Four Positive Trends That Haven't Helped Money Market Accounts

Richard Barrington | Posted 05.07.2012 | Business
Richard Barrington

In the second week of February, money market rates slipped yet again, falling by one basis point to 0.14 percent. This happened despite at least four economic trends that suggest that interest rates should be rising rather than falling.

The Road to Redemption: 7 Ways to Overcome a Bad Economy

Ash Cash | Posted 05.05.2012 | Money
Ash Cash

If you watched the news lately, you will notice many reports of slow growth in employment. The good news is that instead of waiting for things to get better we can take some proactive steps to get back on track.

Small Business Financing May Suffer From Obama's Proposed Budget and Political Wrangling

Jerry Chautin | Posted 04.22.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Small-business owners are holding their collective breaths as the Obama Administration's proposed budget wends its way through the politically-charged Congress.

A Valentine's Day Lesson in Healthy Credit

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 02.14.2012 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

You need to invest in your relationships so they will grow, same with your credit. I'm not here to give you relationship advice, but as a credit coach...

Mark Gongloff

Consumer Borrowing Spree May Not Be Healthiest Economic Sign

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Gongloff | Posted 02.07.2012 | Business

Consumer credit posted a second straight eye-popping monthly gain in December, according to a new Fed report, which some are taking as a sign of a new...

The State of Small Business: Credit and Jobs Must be Addressed

John Arensmeyer | Posted 03.31.2012 | Small Business
John Arensmeyer

For too long, small businesses have been struggling to bear the brunt of the recession. Lending has all but dried up, and too many lawmakers are spending more time playing politics than working to pass smart legislation to help them. How do we know small business owners feel this way? We asked them.

Catherine New

Unemployment Will Stay Above 8 Percent For 2012, Fed Says

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 01.25.2012 | Business

Memo to those who are out of work: Don't get your hopes up this year. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke said on Wednesday that the central bank di...

Driving the Global Economy with the Brakes On

Olivier Blanchard | Posted 03.25.2012 | Business
Olivier Blanchard

With the right set of measures, the worst can definitely be avoided, and the recovery can be put back on track. These measures can be taken, need to be taken, and need to be taken urgently.

The Best 4 Years of Your Life... Are Over: 5 Financial Steps for 20-Somethings

Justine Rivero | Posted 03.18.2012 | College
Justine Rivero

Now is the time to finally stop making excuses and start being "growed up" with your finances with these five steps.

Investments For Retirement, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman answers offers tips on investing for your retirement. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code M...

Investing In Precious Metals, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman offers advice on investing in precious metals. Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at...

Tips For Lowering Your Interest Rates, From Suze Orman (WATCH)

Posted 09.18.2013 | MarloThomas

Finance expert Suze Orman reveals one major way to save money this year! Get Suze's FREE download to The Money Navigator enter the gift code MARLO at...

New Year's Resolution: Take Charge of Credit/Debt Management

Theodore R. Daniels | Posted 03.13.2012 | Business
Theodore R. Daniels

The new year provides the opportunity to improve your credit worthiness. Credit is one of the primary engines that runs the American economy and households.

Credit Card Interest Rates Hit Record Highs As Companies Market More Aggressively

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 01.04.2012 | Business

If one of your New Year's resolutions is to pay off your credit card debt, be advised that it's getting harder all the time. That's because credit car...

Card Hub's 6 Credit Predictions for 2012 Offer Glimpse of Future for Consumers' Wallets

Odysseas Papadimitriou | Posted 02.25.2012 | Business
Odysseas Papadimitriou

The credit industry affects all facets of personal finance and being ahead of the curve when it comes to credit issues could certainly help you save money and thereby lower stress. At the very least, you might learn something new!

IMF Urges More Representation For Developing Nations

Posted 12.23.2011 | Business

IMF chief Christine Lagarde on Thursday urged member countries to quickly sign off on an agreement last year to double IMF resources and give unde...

How To Rebuild Your Credit, From Jean Chatzky

Posted 12.19.2011 | Women

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How To Budget For Holiday Shopping, From Jean Chatzky

Posted 02.18.2012 | Women

Finance expert Jean Chatzky shares tips for keeping holiday shopping manageable while staying within your budget. var src_url="http://pshared.5min.c...

Catherine New

A Scarlett Letter On Economic Life

HuffingtonPost.com | Catherine New | Posted 12.08.2011 | Business

Thanks to a new kind of credit score, more borrowed money may end up in the hands of the increasing number of Americans who are sliding down the econo...

$5 Billion For Michigan Small Businesses, Consumers

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.18.2011 | Detroit

Fifth Third Bank has pledged to make $5 billion in loans available in Michigan in 2012. That includes $2.5 billion for the Pure Michigan Business C...

It must be impossible for the Fed to create inflation

Warren Mosler | Posted 01.15.2012 | Business
Warren Mosler

Hardly an hour goes by without some pundit pushing the possibility of some kind of run away inflation, with Zimbabwe and Weimar rolling off the tongue...