Posts By: Melinda Opperman

Many financial experts say one credit card is all any consumer needs. Yes, it’s possible to have multiple credit cards and manage them wisely, but ultimately, the typical consumer should be able to get by with only a single card. However, if you happen to make a lot of purchases online or travel, you may…

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Is there a room in your home that you rarely use, such as a spare bedroom or den? If so, under certain circumstances, it might make sense for you to rent that space out to a tenant, especially if you live in a big city or desirable suburb with high demand for rentals. Renting out…

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Debt Collectors Keep Calling Me! No one likes getting calls from debt collectors. Owing money to a group of strangers who have all of your personal information can be frightening and stressful. But why do debt collectors call? You typically only receive collection calls when you owe a debt. Collection agencies buy past-due debts from…

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Creating your own get-out-of-debt plan truly is possible. With some fundamental changes to your lifestyle, you can get out of debt fast even with a low income. However, turning around your financial situation doesn’t happen without some work. It requires commitment, planning, and strong self-discipline. But luckily, it gets easier over time as you build…

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Last updated: 11/22/2017 One law that changed credit card statements was the Credit CARD (Credit Card Accountability, Responsibility and Disclosure) Act of 2009, which required a clear disclosure on the statement about minimum payments. This mandated disclosure must inform the borrower how long it will take to pay off a credit card balance if s/he…

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