Free credit freezes and year-long fraud alerts are here, starting Sept. 21, 2018, thanks to a new federal law. Here’s what you should know.
Understand the key differences between two types of credit card financing promotions, and how to tell them apart.
We’re exploring the use of a list of companies that offer free credit
scores to their existing customers. Give us your input by commenting on the
Federal Register notice.
Take control of your financial life with these ten tools that can help you make choices at the grocery store, pay your credit card bill, and deal with debt. They can also prepare you for money decisions like buying a home or figuring out how to pay for college.
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Before you give anyone your bank account number and permission to automatically withdraw money from your bank account on a regular basis, it’s good to know how automatic debits work, what to be careful about, and how to stop the automatic payments if you cancel the service or just change your mind about how you want to pay.
An estimated 43 million Americans are dealing with medical debt. Debt collection is the top complaint we’ve received since September 2013 and medical collections make up 52 percent of collection accounts on credit reports, far outpacing all other types of debt. Learn more about how you can keep medical debt in check.
Home Depot has confirmed that there has been a breach of its payment data systems. According to the company, the breach could potentially impact any customer that has used their card for payment at a Home Depot in the U.S. or Canada since April 2014. Here’s what you can do to protect yourself if you spot unauthorized charges.
We just published our second annual financial literacy report to Congress. It outlines our strategy and what we’ve done over the past year to enhance financial literacy and capability. In the report, you’ll find out about the tools and information we provide to help consumers navigate financial choices. Read more to see what we’re doing for financial literacy.