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US home equity is back, so why aren't more people borrowing?
US home equity is back, but stricter lending rules make it hard for homeowners to borrow
Conquer fear of credit cards now, reap benefits later
Fear of debt has many young Americans avoiding credit cards, consumer credit experts say, which is hampering their ability to build a credit history required for loan approvals
Chicago police department defends use of watch list
A Chicago Police Department list of people deemed most likely to commit gun crimes or be a victim of gun violence includes many people who have never been charged with a violent crime or illegal gun possession
Liz Weston: How to ruin your finances fast
The decision to cash out a 401(k), skip a payment or not file a tax return may solve an immediate financial problem - but it creates a bigger one almost instantly
Nine steps to spring clean your finances
This tax season, whether you're about to cash a hefty check or you are gearing up to pay back Uncle Sam, all of the number crunching, receipt sifting and trips to your accountant's office serve as a polite reminder that fiances can be a bit complicated (to say the least). Since the idea of
Travel the world without quitting your day job
While working a fulltime job, blogger Saf Dogan visited 25 countries in a year all on a budget.
10 things to know if you haven’t done your taxes yet
You're busy, you're still getting organized — whatever the reason, you still haven't filed your taxes yet. But waiting until the last minute to file your taxes means you might be rushed. And that means there's a higher likelihood of making mistakes or overlooking something important. To help you
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
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