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When Is It Best to Bypass Debt Collectors and Go Back to Your Original Creditor?

If you're being hounded by debt collectors, is it ever a good idea to contact the original lender?

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How to Talk About Money with Your Aging Parents

Here are six approaches that adult children can take to help create a positive discussion of finances with aging parents.

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COVID + Credit: How Does an Eviction Affect Your Credit Scores?

Eviction bans are ending, but many Americans are still unemployed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. How might the eviction process affect your credit history?

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Credit Confidence Survey, July Retrospective: Consumers Focused on Saving Money

Wave 7 of the Equifax Consumer Credit Confidence Survey is in: More consumers focused on saving money as the COVID-19 pandemic continues.

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Are There Options Outside the Federal Gov. for Student Loan Forgiveness?

Student loan forgiveness and assistance can be hard to come by, but help may be available under certain circumstances. Here are a few places to look.

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You Ask. Bev Answers: How Often Do Credit Card Companies Report to the Credit Bureaus?

How often do your credit card providers report your information to the three nationwide credit bureaus? Does it vary from card to card?

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What Closing Costs Should I Expect When Buying a Home?

Buying a home? Here are some of the common closing costs you should be 

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Creating a Debt Reduction Strategy

Paying down debt can feel overwhelming, but everything’s easier with a plan.

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What's the Difference Between Federal and Private Student Loans?

Federal and private student loans both provide financial assistance to students, but there are important distinctions.

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June Retrospective: Past Months Show Consumers Hopeful Despite Economic Uncertainty

Looking back on consumer sentiments about the COVID-19 pandemic. In June, consumers remained optimistic despite economic uncertainty.

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You Ask. Bev Answers: Is Now a Good Time to Buy a Home?

Is it still a good idea to become a homeowner, even during the COVID-19 pandemic?

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How Can I File for Unemployment Benefits?

If you’ve recently experienced a job loss, it’s important to understand how to apply for unemployment benefits.

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