Category Archives: Research, regulation, industry reports

You don’t take my advice and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 5 months It’s been nearly half a year since that ghastly Equifax breach and the news that’s coming out keeps looks grimmer. There’s no regulation in sight and a lot of options for locking your…
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Ashes and hearts and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 91.6 million That’s how many new credit cards were opened in 2017. That’s almost as many as before the economy came crashing down around everyone in 2008. We’ll call that a win for consumer confidence. This…
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Financially literate older Americans are less anxious about money

Kelly Dilworth

Despite decades of life experience, many retirees report feeling anxious as they grow older. Their finances are often tighter and less predictable, their days less structured and their health getting more fragile, making the future feel increasingly less certain. Some…
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Be mine and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 71 percent That’s the number of baby boomers who had nonmortgage debt when they hit ages 56-61. If you’re not there quite yet, pay down your debt as soon as possible. If you are there, you still…
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Ain’t no sunshine and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 50 points That’s how much one poor reader’s credit score dropped after missing one car payment. And you don’t even want to know what happened to the reader’s spouse’s score. Learn from this unfortunate soul…
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