May 25, 2017

The Good-and-Bad News About Rising Interest Rates

While it signals a stronger economy, higher rates mean consumers will pay more During the 2008 financial crisis, the U.S. […]

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February 8, 2016

How Does the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase Affect You?

On December 16, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) announced it would raise interest rates one quarter of a percentage point […]

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September 3, 2014

The Role of the FDIC for Today’s Consumers

The FDIC signs displayed at banking locations carry the messages: “Each depositor insured to at least $250,000”1 and “Backed by […]

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Fair Credit Reporting Act

June 24, 2014

The Fair Credit Reporting Act — What It Means To You

The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is a federal law created to promote accuracy, fairness and privacy of personal information […]

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Your credit score and housing

January 7, 2014

Planning to Rent a House or Apartment? Check Your Credit Report First

Your credit score can affect your life in ways you may not have considered. Beyond its impact on your ability […]

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September 17, 2013

Today’s Credit – A Whole New Ball Game

The CARD Act signed by President Obama in 2009, was designed to protect consumers from unexpected increases in interest rates, […]

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