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  • Spare cash for your spare room

    Spare cash for your spare room
    Homeowners feeling the pinch from the stumbling economy are tapping a source of cash close to home: their basement, attic or extra bedroom. Of course, financial hardship isn't the only reason to rent out part of your home. This option may also appeal to...
  • Do multiple credit inquiries hurt FICO scores?

    WASHINGTON — In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your scores up or...
  • FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants

    FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants
    WASHINGTON — In a policy switch that could be important to thousands of applicants seeking low-down-payment home mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that had been scheduled to take effect Sunday....
  • CFPB: Consumers entitled to free reports from wide range of specialty reporting companies

    Many consumers are aware that the big three credit reporting agencies — TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — maintain credit files on us and that we are entitled to a free copy of our report annually. But what’s less known is that...
  • FHA rule change on 'collection' accounts could hurt home buyers

    WASHINGTON — A little-noticed mortgage rule change that took effect April 1 could create hassles for significant numbers of home buyers who plan to use low-down-payment FHA financing this spring. The change affects anyone with one or more...
  • ¿Qué haces si tu historial de crédito ha desmejorado?

    En tiempos difíciles son cada vez más las personas que han tenido problemas financieros y no han podido mantener su crédito en la mejor forma. Si eres uno de ellos, te damos algunos consejos para ponerlo nuevamente en línea: No pagues a nadie para que...
  • Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser

    Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser
    Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
  • FTC: One of four consumers has a credit report error

    Credit reports contain information about us that essentially will determine how much we pay for insurance, auto loans and other forms of credit. That’s because information in credit reports is used to generate credit scores, which lenders and others...
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

     
    Would you know what to do if your identity was stolen? You have more rights than you may know. If someone uses your name and Social Security number to open credit cards, drain your bank account, ring up large bills......
  • Obama isn't paying your electric bill

     
    The federal government wastes more money every day than I'll earn in a lifetime, but one thing Uncle Sam isn't springing for is your electric bill. Don't believe it if you get a text message, Twitter or Facebook message or......
  • You're entitled to more consumer reports than you may realize

     
    Many people know we're all entitled to one free report annually from the major credit bureaus - Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. It's a good idea to check them to make sure your credit history is accurate. But did you know......