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  • Debt collector sued for pursuing people for relatives' debts

    Debt collector sued for pursuing people for relatives' debts
    I got a lot of feedback when I wrote a column last year about a debt collector pursuing Peg and Bob Mohn of Bangor for their late son's unpaid medical bills.
  • When it comes to credit, many consumers - particularly Millennials - don't understand the score

    When it comes to credit, many consumers - particularly Millennials - don't understand the score
    Many consumers, particularly Millennials, don't really understand the score. Only one in five consumers know that bad credit scores are likely to increase finance charges by more than $5,000 over time if you're taking out a $20,000 five-year car loan,...

    A little relief for student loan borrowers

    There's good news, and maybe better news, for student loan borrowers. But it won't solve the problem of more than 40 million Americans who together have $1.2 trillion dollars of student loan debt outstanding. That huge and growing burden of student...

    Synchrony Bank wasn't in sync

    Synchrony Bank wasn't in sync
    Synchrony Bank chose its new name to show it's in "sync" with its customers. It sure wasn't in sync with Mary Supina of Lower Macungie Township. She told me she mailed the bank a check to buy a certificate of deposit and the bank cashed it twice,...

    Follow these simple steps to check your credit score

    Follow these simple steps to check your credit score
    Your credit history has a lot of influence on your financial life, from whether you can rent an apartment to the interest rates you pay on loans. So keeping tabs on your credit record is important to do. Thankfully, it's relatively easy to get your...