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Raising a ‘Fair’ Credit Score to ‘Very Good’ Could Save Over $45,000

A study released today on the impact of raising a ‘fair’ credit score to ‘very good’ found that consumers could save over $45,000. LendingTree researchers analyzed anonymized loan request and average loan balance data from LendingTree users to see how a lower credit score can increase borrowing costs for the average American with a fair versus excellent credit score. The analysts compared the ...

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Bank Card Defaults Soar to Five Year High

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Released today, the S&P/Experian Consumer Credit Default Indices showed the largest two-month increase in the rate at which consumers are defaulting on credit card debt since 2010. The bank card default rate increased 15 basis points to 2.99% following an increase of 23 basis points in February, the largest two month increase since April 2010. Slowing retail sales in March, lackluster ...

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Alec Baldwin Hangs Out With OWS Protestors, Shoots New Capital One Ad

If you thought feminine man-boy, Adam Levine, was conflicted (he’s the one that said Fox News is an “effing” evil news channel), then you’ll really get a chuckle out of today’s conflicted celebrity.  It’s our pal, Alec Baldwin.  You know, the Emmy Award winning actor that hangs out with the occupiers of Wall Street.  Here he is giving advice to ...

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ACA of Texas Offers Financial Literacy Tips for Parents

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — With Texas students from kindergarten to college heading back to school, adding financial literacy to your child’s curriculum this fall can teach invaluable skills for today and in the future. “It’s never too early or too late to talk with your kids about personal finances,” said ACA of TexasPresident Jack Fischer. As outlined in USA Today’s special supplement on youth ...

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August 11th 10pm EST on CDNews Radio: Mitchell & Ray – Downgraded, But Not Out

Show Time: Thursday August 4th, 7pm pacific, 8pm Mountain, 9pm Central, 10pm Eastern Tune In: CDNews Radio: Mitchell & Ray Call in: Be part of the program – call in to the show: (424) 220-1807 Guests: Nicole Pearce from Truth About Bills. Show Topics: Join Michelle and Rich as they take your calls on the debate, Iowa GOP debate, the credit ...

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Obama’s Debt Compromise Costs U.S. AAA Credit Rating for First Time in History

The Administration and members of Congress had held the specter of a credit rating downgrade over the heads of Americans. If a debt deal is not reached, the nation’s good credit would be damaged said several government leaders. On Friday, Standard and Poor’s (S&P) downgraded the United States’ rating from AAA to AA-plus on concerns about growing budget deficits. The ...

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Debt and our failing economy

Is the country being led astray once again by those on the Hill that appear to be doing business as usual? The words deficit and downgrade and debt-ceiling almost seem to be synonymous with one another when nothing could be further then the truth. Yet both sides think they are right; they have resorted to high school politics where one ...

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Mortgage Banking Giant Agrees to Pay Homeowner $30,000 as Part of Settlement Agreement

With pending counterclaims of fraud and predatory lending, Deutsche Bank agrees to pay defendant $30,000 and issue a letter to correct credit to settle a New Jersey foreclosure action PHILADELPHIA, June 14, 2011 — Shaffer & Gaier, LLC announced today that its client has agreed to a $30,000 cash settlement with Deutsche Bank in an action filed by the banking ...

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The U.S. Economic News You May Not Have Seen

Much of the last few weeks has concentrated on the difficulties that the over-entitled European economies are now facing.  News reports, like this one at TheHill.com have been careful to also point to Tim Geithner’s comments that, “The U.S. will not be harmed economically by the debt crisis in Europe”.  Mr. Geithner also repeated the Administration mantra that our economy, ...

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