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Don’t Forget To Take Advantage Of This COVID Freebie: Free Credit Reports

Here’s a freebie that every consumer should take advantage of before the offer expires. Major credit bureaus Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are offering FREE credit reports every week to consumers through April 20, 2022 to help them ease any anxiety about their financial health resulting from the COVID crisis. Normally, free credit reports from each […]

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Pandemic Silver Lining: Consumers Pay Down Credit Card Debt

The COVID pandemic has created financial distress for many consumers who have lost their jobs, business income, or seen their work hours reduced due to service shutdowns and childcare challenges. But other consumers who have remained unaffected by the pandemic are experiencing a surge in savings. More “consumers are paying down debt and saving more […]

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Quote Of The Week: COVID Creates Haves And Have-Nots

“In some ways it’s a tale of two cities. While a number of Americans have been able to pay down their credit card debt during the pandemic, some people are really struggling because they’ve been laid off or have had their hours cut.” Bruce McClary, spokesman for the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC), interviewed by Daniel […]

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Don’t Let Hefty Credit Card Bills Be All That’s Left When The Holidays Are Over

Enjoy the holidays, but don’t get carried away with holiday shopping. It’s easy to overspend, and 48 million Americans are still paying off credit card debt from last holiday season, says NerdWallet. 55% of credit card users carry a balance on their cards, paying interest rates of 16.86% on average, says website CreditDonkey. The average individual credit card […]

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As Prime Rate Climbs Higher, Your Interest Costs Won’t Be Far Behind

If you owe money on student loans, credit cards, or home equity loans, you may soon find that your monthly payments are set to rise. Many lenders peg the interest rate you pay off of the prime rate, and the prime rate – as measured by the Wall Street Journal after surveying prevailing rates at major […]

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