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How to Get a Bad Credit Loan

By Bill Fay | February 5, 2019

Disruptive events rarely wait until it’s convenient, and that’s doubly true for consumers whose credit scores have gone south. Nonetheless, there are moments when those with rocky credit histories absolutely…

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Review Your Personal Loan Options

By Bill Fay | January 17, 2019

Choose Your Debt Amount Get Loan Quotes Today Free to use, no hidden fees Requesting rates can take just minutes and costs you nothing. More lenders, Best options Pick the…

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Credit Counseling

By Max Fay | December 4, 2018

Credit counseling is designed to help consumers avoid bankruptcy and escape living paycheck-to-paycheck. Credit counselors offer advice on budgeting, managing money and other basics of finance. They assist people unsure…

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New Law Allows Credit Freeze

By Bill Fay | October 22, 2018

Security breaches have become so commonplace in the United States that news around them barely causes a ripple these days. Even if it’s news that provides consumers an extra layer…

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Peer-to-Peer Lending

By Bill Fay | September 21, 2018

For peer-to-peer lenders, the Great Recession was manna from heaven. When banks clamped down on lending to all but their best-heeled customers after the 2008 global economic meltdown, fledgling peer-to-peer…

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Credit and Your Consumer Rights

By Max Fay | September 21, 2018

The lives of American consumers are increasingly like open books: vulnerable to sophisticated cyber-snoopers capable of discovering a great deal about how people save and spend. Yet even as the…

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The Federal Consumer Credit Protection Act & How it Protects You

By Bill Fay | September 21, 2018

Consumer rights sound like it would be a given in America, but it wasn’t until the 1960’s that the government first acted to protect consumers. It started with the Consumer…

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What is Identity Theft?

By Bill Fay | September 13, 2018

  Identity theft is the fastest-growing crime in America for the very obvious reason that most of us have made our most valuable personal information — name, address, social security number,…

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Payday Lenders and Loans

By Bill Fay | August 22, 2018

Want to guess at a community’s financial health? Abandoned houses or vacant shopping centers are an obvious sign things aren’t good, but a more subtle indication of financial insecurity is…

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Loan Scams and Loans to Avoid

By Sarah Brady | July 25, 2018

Did you know that scam artists and predatory lenders come out of the woodwork during times of crisis? Whether it’s after a natural disaster, during a recession, or in the…