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Americans are dying with an average of $62k of debt
You're probably going to die with some debt to your name. Most people do. In fact, 73 percent of consumers had outstanding debt when they were reported as dead, according to December 2016 data provided to Credit.com by credit bureau Experian. Those consumers carried an average total balance of
Wells Fargo CEO: Fixing fake accounts will take more time
Wells Fargo CEO Tim Sloan said the company could need several more months to resolve customer damage tied to its massive sales practices scandal
Auto insurance costs rise in part to people texting behind the wheel
The typical driver now spends $926 per year on auto insurance, a 16 percent increase from 2011.
OPINION: Why the CFPB is in danger of getting 'trumped'
Just beyond the Trump swelter of the hour, lawmakers have been busy concocting plans to dismantle key achievements of the Obama years. Among those accomplishments currently targeted is a concerted effort to destroy, defang, scrap (feel free to select the word) the Consumer Financial Protection
50 Ways to Give Your Finances a Fresh Start in 2017
We get it: Money resolutions can feel like a lost cause, especially if you’re already drowning in debt or saddled with bad credit. But if the fear of falling short is stopping you from even attempting to reach any financial goals, well, it may be time to think smaller. There are lots of little
Personal Finance for 2017
Let's talk money. The start of the new year is a great time to take a look at your financial picture. Here now with some advice is ABC's chief business and economics correspondent Rebecca Jarvis vis. What's the first move we should be making as we head into 2017. Check your credit report. This is
3 Things to Consider After the Latest Yahoo Breach
No payment card or banking information was compromised in the latest 1 billion user breach at Yahoo, according to reports. But what if there had been? The truth is that for most users it would be annoying, but not the end of the world. So, why is this big news? First of all, Yahoo can now claim two
How to Avoid Cyber Monday Traps
As consumers increasingly finish their holiday shopping online — or even do the entirety of it there — the snares and pitfalls of Internet fraud have proliferated. The migration from brick-and-mortar retailers to online shopping is pronounced. Last year set a record, with more than $3 billion in
Standard Cards Better Than Store Cards for Most Consumers
As we turn the corner into the holiday shopping season, CreditCards.com says store-branded credit cards are charging higher interest rates than ever before. The website says the highest interest rate it found was at Big Lots, charging 29.99 percent interest on its credit card. Next in line? Zales,
Obama Campaigns for Hillary Clinton in Florida
President Barack Obama was in Miami, Florida to stump for Hillary Clinton in that critical battleground state this afternoon.