Learn how to spot the warning signs of debt collection scams and ways to protect yourself.
Making and sticking to a budget is a key step towards getting a handle
on your debt and planning for the future.
Under the Qualified Medicare Beneficiaries (QMB) program, medical providers such as doctors, hospitals, and medical supply
companies aren’t allowed to bill enrollees for Medicare deductibles,
coinsurance, and copayments. If you get a wrongful bill, you don’t have to pay it. You have the right to a refund if you’ve already paid.
If you’ve hit a financial rough spot (and think you might miss a credit card payment) contact your creditor as soon as possible. Most will work with you to find a repayment plan that suits your current situation.
A recent law provides additional protections for servicemembers affecting VA refinances, medical debt on credit reports, credit monitoring, and stays on foreclosure. Here’s what to look for in the new laws and when they go into effect.
You can start to take control of your debt in six easy steps.
Learn more about how debt collection works or identify steps that you can take to address your own situation.
More than 1-in-5 consumers had telecommunications-related collections on their consumer report in the past 5 years
Consumers typically pay for telecommunications services monthly, but most providers do not report to consumer reporting agencies unless an account is in collections. In this report, we explore how these debts are reported.
WARNO: New security clearance guidelines make it more important than ever for servicemembers to monitor their credit
How to safeguard your credit record and avoid security clearance problems.
We recently published a Complaint Snapshot report, which provides an overview of trends across consumer complaints. We also took a focused look at debt collection complaints.