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1099-C rule change is good news for debtors

Fred Williams

This tax season, there’s good news for people struggling with debt. Under a new IRS rule, people will no longer be squeezed for taxes just because an old debt has gone unpaid. Before coming to that, however, some bad news:…
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Post-recession renters are older, more creditworthy

Brady Porche

Today’s renters are older and have stronger credit profiles compared to those who rented during the Great Recession, according to a new study by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency said in December 38.6 percent of renters had prime or better…
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As rates rise, take a fresh look at your credit card statement

Fred Williams
Credit card statements

Interest rates on credit cards are going up, making this a great time to get reacquainted with the monthly account statement. If you’re like many people – even some of my co-workers at CreditCards.com – you haven’t looked at the…
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6 money-saving reasons to keep your receipts

Kelly Dilworth

Do yourself a favor as you begin holiday shopping. Take five minutes and create a system for saving your receipts. It can save you money. A number of consumer and credit card protections work only if you hold onto your…
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6 ways to make the most of Giving Tuesday

Erica Sandberg
6 ways to make the most of Giving Tuesday

After the buying binges of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, a day for doing for others and giving back to the community can be a refreshing change of pace. Instead of splurging on gifts, on Giving Tuesday, people are encouraged…
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