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Your rights when dealing with debt collectors
Your rights when dealing with debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity February 1, 2012
A leading debt-collecting agency has been fined for a pattern of unlawful attempts to collect on old debts. Asset Acceptance…
Your rights when dealing with debt collectors
Chase allegedly changed the amounts due on delinquent accounts Scams & Rip-Offs January 30, 2012
Agents of Chase Bank reportedly were jacking up the amount owed on some delinquent accounts before referring them out to…
Opt out of overdraft fees
Opt out of overdraft fees Money & Credit January 26, 2012
Are you being hit with giant fees for unintentionally overdrawing your checking account? Did…
How does opening and closing credit cards affect your score?
How does opening and closing credit cards affect your score? Money & Credit December 22, 2011
What impact does opening a new card have on your credit score? And should…
Some credit card offers are worth a look
Some credit card offers are worth a look Money & Credit November 29, 2011
If you have good credit, now is the time to shop for new plastic…
Some credit card offers are worth a look
Skip the plastic if you have trouble controlling your spending Money & Credit November 8, 2011
The rise of credit card debt overseas has important and familiar lessons for us here at home. For many years,…
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies
How To Handle Abusive Collection Agencies Money & Credit October 4, 2011
It pays to know your rights if you're being harassed by a collection agency.…
How To Build Your Financial Future
How To Build Your Financial Future Money & Credit August 26, 2011
In this special web-only feature, Clark talks one-on-one with you, providing his best strategies…
How To Build Your Financial Future
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How To Build Your Financial Future
Credit card defaults headed to 20-year low Money & Credit May 19, 2011
Credit card defaults are headed to a 20-year low, according to new analysis from Moody's. We have changed how we…
How To Build Your Financial Future
Bank of America’s new penalty rate on late credit card payments Money & Credit May 3, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Bank of America is facing declining revenues and sagging profits. So they're looking for every way to get…
How To Build Your Financial Future
Credit card debt continues dropping Money & Credit April 21, 2011
The newest data is in and it shows the percent of charge-offs, delinquencies and defaults on credit cards is down.…
How To Build Your Financial Future
Average household debt continues declining Clarkonomics March 9, 2011
Editor's note: This segment originally aired in Dec. 2010. CLARKONOMICS: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New…
How To Build Your Financial Future
Lower credit card debt a sign of economic recovery Clarkonomics March 4, 2011
CLARKONOMICS: A new report from the Federal Reserve Bank of New York finds a dramatic decrease in mortgage debt, auto…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
A new scheme to collect on old debt Money & Credit February 16, 2011
There is a new tactic in bill collection that I need to make sure you know about. David Lazarus of…
A new scheme to collect on old debt
Credit making a comeback for small business Business & Entrepreneurs February 11, 2011
For the last 3 years, small businesses have been starved for capital and unable to come up with money to…
Debt-settlement firms masquerading as law firms
Debt-settlement firms masquerading as law firms Money & Credit February 9, 2011
RIP-OFF ALERT: Debt-settlement firms are allegedly masquerading as law firms and collecting retainer fees with the promise of reducing credit…
Debt-settlement firms masquerading as law firms
Credit card issuers targeting those with damaged credit Money & Credit February 9, 2011
Credit card solicitations in your mailbox are poised for a big comeback in 2011, thanks to new analysis of customers…
Debt-settlement firms masquerading as law firms
Americans reducing credit card debt Credit & Debit Cards February 4, 2011
New stats from the 6 main credit card issuers show that the credit standing of our the average American is…
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors Protect Your Rights & Identity January 4, 2011
The number of calls I've been getting from people who are receiving weirdo contacts from scavenger debt collectors has skyrocketed.…
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors
Kardashian Kard shows how bad pre-paid credit cards can be Money & Credit December 1, 2010
I don't know much about the Kardashians, but I like them right this second. If you're a fan of celebrity…
Ways to fight back against scavenger debt collectors
Beware of Store Credit Cards Money & Credit January 7, 2010
Has your credit card limit been cut or shut down altogether? You might be…
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