Checked Your Credit Report Recently? Four Reasons to Do It Now
The information in your credit report affects many aspects of your financial well-being. It informs your credit score, which affects your ability to borrow money and the interest rates you will pay on every loan from credit cards and auto loans to home mortgages. It can also affect the insurance rates you'll pay or your ability to land a new job or rent a new apartment.
Dating Online? Beware of Scams
Millions of Americans are using online dating sites to meet people. While many people form successful relationships, unfortunately, others are victims of scammers.
Gen Y with Will
Being Young; Being Bankrupt!
Are you ever in trouble with money? Ever have the feeling you can't get out of it? Well, you're not alone. Young people born between 1980 and 2000 (Millennials) are more likely to experience financial problems more often than any other age group.
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Vacation Travel Tips and Traps
Are you planning on taking a vacation this summer or some other time? Whether you plan to vacation as a family, a couple, a group of friends, or singly, these vacation travel tips can help you get the most satisfaction and value for your money and avoid popular travel traps and scams.
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- About to Tap Your 401K for a Loan? Six Reasons to Think Again
- Don't Let These Scams Steal Your Personal Financial Information
- The Perfect Mortgage. Or Is It?
- Take One Hour to Take Five Steps to Protect Your Privacy
- What is a "Credit Score"? And How Can it Affect Your Credit?
Who's Fighting For You?
Learn right here about consumer groups that tackle consumer issues for you. Each month, we'll feature a different group.
This month's featured consumer group:
The National Community Reinvestment Coalition (NCRC) was formed in 1990 by national, regional, and local organizations to develop and harness the collective energies of community reinvestment organizations from across the country so as to increase the flow of private capital into traditionally underserved communities.
NCRC has grown to an association of more than 600 community-based organizations that promote access to basic banking services including credit and savings, to create and sustain affordable housing, job development and vibrant communities for America's working families