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Family Secrets: Parents Prey On Children's Identities As Victims Stay Silent

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 01.11.2012 | Technology

"Burdened Beginnings" is a series examining the problem of child identity theft. Other stories in the series can be found here. Ana Ramirez rents a...

The 1% Versus The 99%: Who Has Better Credit?

Justine Rivero | Posted 01.08.2012 | Business
Justine Rivero

As Occupy Wall Street focuses much of its agenda around the financial health of America, we took a look at the personal side of financial health for both sides of the 1 percent and the 99 percent.

9 Questions To Ask Your Partner Before You Even THINK About Getting Married

Maria Lin | Posted 01.08.2012 | Weddings
Maria Lin

Finances are the foundation for the life you're about to build with someone -- and no one should enter a marriage blindly without assessing whether this foundation is rocky or solid.

It Is Your Reputation, After All

Alan W. Silberberg | Posted 12.27.2011 | Technology
Alan W. Silberberg

Social media is no longer just a buzzword, but really a part of daily life. Now the new thing is a play on the old one, "You've got Klout." Or do you? Or do you have Peerindex? Do you know your grade on Grader? Do you know what your Kred is?

Americans Grossly Underestimate Their Own Credit Card Debt

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 12.21.2011 | Business

Americans grew wary of credit-card debt during the recession, a time when no one was eager to try to live beyond their means. But in the past two year...

The 10 Cities With The Worst Credit: 24/7 Wall St.

Posted 12.13.2011 | Business

From 24/7 Wall St. After the credit crisis, it’s been encouraging to see that across America credit scores have been slowly improving. Despite ...

Addressing the Credit Needs of the Unbanked

Bill Himpler | Posted 12.07.2011 | Business
Bill Himpler

The need for access to affordable credit among the unbanked has been met by a steady call for banks to offer small dollar loans.

Off to College, But Are They Ready for Credit?

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 09.08.2011 | Parents
Jeanne Kelly

If you haven't taught your kids about healthy credit, now is the time. While they are in college taking classes to help them obtain a career, what about also helping them build some credit history?

Cultivating Knowledge and Crops: Women Are Key to Sustainable Agricultural Development

Danielle Nierenberg | Posted 10.17.2011 | Impact
Danielle Nierenberg

Women account for 75 percent of the agricultural producers in sub-Saharan Africa, but the majority of women farmers are living on only $1.25 per day, according to researchers from the Worldwatch Institute.

After Downgrade, Americans Must Drive Tea Party From Power

Fernando Espuelas | Posted 10.08.2011 | Politics
Fernando Espuelas

The world's most powerful country was brought to the edge of financial chaos by Mrs. Bachmann and her Tea Party cohorts. Americans should never forget the damage that they have caused the whole nation.

FAQs on the Standard & Poor's Downgrade of the U.S. Credit Rating

Natalie Pace | Posted 10.07.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If Congress gets smart, goes back into negotiations immediately and comes up with a credible plan to implement budget savings of more than $4 trillion over the next 10 years, the world will have renewed faith in the its largest economy.

Understanding & Improving Your Credit FICO Score

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 08.04.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

We have to begin by understanding that most lenders look at your FICO score to decline or approve you.

Debt Downgrade and Default: Uncovering the Bipartisan Truth.

Natalie Pace | Posted 09.27.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

There are three distinct outcomes on the table for the U.S. credit rating, according to Standard and Poor's, and each scenario is tied directly to the actions of the leadership in the White House and Congress.

Tips to Boost Your Credit Score This Summer

Jeanne Kelly | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Jeanne Kelly

On Friday, July 8th I was a guest on the Today Show to talk about ways to boost your credit score. I had just released my new book, The 90 Day Credit ...

6 Tips for Women From Suze Orman

Posted 09.18.2011 | Women

I was fortunate enough to have finance expert Suze Orman join me twice on Mondays with Marlo. She answered so many of your important questions abou...

Helping Kids With Credit, from Suze Orman

Posted 09.28.2011 | Women

Personal finance expert Suze Orman explains one reliable method to ensure solid credit for your children. if(typeof AOLVP_cfg==='undefined')AOLV...

Reforming Sovereign Ratings: An Urgent and Complex Undertaking

Georges Ugeux | Posted 09.14.2011 | Business
Georges Ugeux

Rating agencies are in an inextricable situation when it comes to sovereign ratings. On the heels of their near-collapse of structured products, they must confront the issue of the credibility of sovereign ratings in a holistic way.

How to Live on $0 a Day: My Expert Advice to Tim Geithner

Lesley Stern | Posted 09.12.2011 | Comedy
Lesley Stern

Tim, Tim, Tim. You've been throwing around a lot of scary words like "disaster" and "hardship" and you seem a little tense. Don't freak out. You're a babe in the woods when it comes to financial hardship, so let me guide you through this.

Are You Staying Together For the House?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.29.2011 | Divorce
Natalie Pace

Some couples stay together for love, and others stay together for the kids. But today, with unemployment at 9.1% and real estate prices continuing to...

Debt for Dummies: Who We Really Owe the Money to

Mark Olmsted | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics
Mark Olmsted

So this is how things are: People work. They get paid. They put their money in banks. These are called deposits. Other people manage the money of th...

Are You Draining Your Nest Egg to Stay Afloat on an Underwater Mortgage?

Natalie Pace | Posted 08.27.2011 | Business
Natalie Pace

If you are one of those seriously delinquent homeowners, or one who is draining your nest egg or tapping home equity to make the mortgage payments, is there a way to hang on long enough?

Why Credit Cards?

Jim Randel | Posted 08.23.2011 | Business
Jim Randel

It is easy to attack credit cards and credit card issuers. Many issuers have been overly aggressive in marketing credit cards. But, ultimately, the use of a credit card is an individual decision.

Debt Boosts Self Esteem In Young People

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

Originally published on Youthradio.org, the premier source for youth generated news throughout the globe. By: Robyn Gee Last year, the Wall Street...

The Greek Tragedy: Could a 'Haircut' Help?

Gemma Godfrey | Posted 08.13.2011 | Business
Gemma Godfrey

Debate has been raging as to whether the Greek economy can avoid bankruptcy. Just how big is the problem, what are the options and how is this impacting financial markets?

Revenues Down At Biggest Investment Banks, Report Finds

Posted 07.17.2011 | Business

Revenues at the world's biggest investment banks fell 5 percent to $52 billion in the first quarter of 2011, hit by Middle Eastern unrest, natural...