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Study: Heavy Facebook use linked to higher debt
A pair of U.S. marketing professors say they have found a relationship between time spent on Facebook and lower credit scores, higher credit card debt and bigger waistlines.
CFPB opens complaint system for credit reports
On Oct. 22, the federal watchdog began accepting consumer complaints related to disputes with both big and small credit bureaus.
4 ways your credit card can boost happiness
If your credit card doesn't make you happy, you're not doing it right, says new research. So forget the big-screen TV; go for experiences.
Stores launch layaway plans with an early rush
Layaway payment plans, reborn in the recession, are retaining their popularity and coming back early, though consumers should be wary of the fees.
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Can you be sued for using, signing ex's credit card?
'To Her Credit' expert Sally Herigstad
An ex-wife is saddled with the card debt that caused her divorce, but now her ex wants to sue
for using his credit cards.
Is son's home at risk if co-signer mom is sued?
'Opening Credits' expert Erica Sandberg
A mom co-signed for her son's home loan, but now she's being sued for card debt. Is her son's house in jeopardy?
Can you really afford to pay off old debt?
'Credit Care' expert Tanisha Warner
From the perspective of your credit report, paying off old debt is great, but not i
depletes your ability to pay other bills.
Numbers don't lie: Social Security's condition dire
ew Frugal You
' expert Gary Foreman
There are plenty of solutions, but U.S. demographics and the law don't lie: Without changes, Social Security will go broke.
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Fed: No rate changes until 2015
If you're still several months away from being able to afford a down payment on a house or replace your aging car, relax.
Basic frequent flier perks shrinking
Airlines are now more interested in luring us to higher-level "elite" status, so they're taking goodies away from base-level frequent flier programs.
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