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Student Debt Becomes Chief Concern for College Applicants

Majority of college applicants say debt is a deciding factor in choosing schools

President Barack Obama and credit reporting agency Moody’s called on colleges to cut student costs.

By Gerren Keith Gaynor

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

Consumer Financial Protection Bureau includes debt-collection guidelines in annual report.

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to…

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Survey: 1 in 7 Denied Jobs Because of Credit Issues

Are we witnessing the dawn of new standards in hiring?

More people than previously thought are being denied jobs because of a spotty credit history.

By Darren Sands

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Cash Mobs Support Small Businesses

Online Banks: Too Good to be True?

Online Banking isn't quite what it used to be

A few things to consider before opening an account in 2013

By Ashley R. Harris

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Never Be Guilted Into Making Bad Money Decisions

Don't be emotionally blackmailed into putting your financial health at risk

There is nothing wrong with helping friends and relatives during tough times, commensurate with the…

By Alfred Edmond, Jr.

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Are Americans Taking on More Debt?

Increased confidence in the economy spurring more risk from Americans, but is it too soon?

One of the biggest indicators is the consistently improving housing market, which is picking up…

By Ashley R. Harris

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Disputing Errors on Your Credit Report

Inaccuracies exist in millions of credit reports

The National Foundation for Credit Counseling has some tips for how to correct errors in…

By Natalie P. McNeal

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Tips for Crowdfunding Your Education Costs

Could you benefit from these strategies?

Here are three sites to consider for crowdfunding some of your education costs.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Errors in Your Credit Report Can Cost You

A new study sheds light on a trend that could affect millions of Americans

Beware of how errors, no fault of your own, could be affecting your credit.

By Jennifer Streaks

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4 Ways to Raise a Bad Credit Score

A few simple changes can make a big difference

Here are a few tips for getting an added boost to your credit score.

By Sheiresa Ngo

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Federal Trade Commission: Millions of Errors In Credit Reports

Are errors in credit reports a cause for alarm?

Inaccuracies in credit reporting could result in higher interest rates, denial of credit.

By Darren Sands

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Tips for Choosing the Right Credit Card for You

A little planning and research can go a long way

How do you tell what credit card is best for you?

By Jennifer Streaks

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Fed Teases to When Interest Rates Will Go Up

The Fed is waiting for unemployment to hit a magic number before it entertains changing interest rates

Is good news on the horizon?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Some Credit Card Companies Issuing Refunds

Customers should be receiving refunds from now until March

You could be in line for a refund from your credit card company.

By Ashley R. Harris

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How to Avoid Wesley Snipes’ Tax Fate

The IRS has programs available to help people avoid the same situation

The IRS don’t play games. Here’s how to play by the rules.

By Ashley R. Harris

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Fed Sets Fair Student Loan Repayment Terms, Conditions

Borrowers finding relief from new government regulations

New regulations are supposed to make loan repayment more manageable for borrowers

By Ashley R. Harris

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Good News For Americans Living Paycheck to Paycheck

Analysts say this is a great sign towards to a rebounding economy

How can American workers reverse the trend?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Now Is Perfect Time To Get Finances In Order

With the holidays here, finances shouldn't take a backseat

4 steps toward a better 2013.

By Jennifer Streaks

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Businesses Unite to Fight Credit card companies & High Swipe Fees

Report: Credit Card Debt, Late Payments On the Rise

Experts say there's no need to panic even though there's increase

What do the numbers say about the state of the economy?

By Ashley R. Harris

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Is Facebook Making You Poor?

Study shows that the social networking site causes people to over-indulge

Research reveals link between social media interaction, debt

By Ashley R. Harris

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How To

Apply to More Than 50 HBCUs at Once With the Common Black College Application

Students can apply to 52 of the more than 100 HBCUs by completing just one…

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Password Protect Your Flash Drive In Two Simple Steps

Flash drives, thumb drives, USB sticks: whatever you want to call them, they’re more than…

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