Published On February 18th, 2008

NEW YORK (Money) — After the Federal Reserve’s half-point cut in interest rates Tuesday, homeowners may experience some welcome – if small – relief. Borrowers with home equity lines of credit (HELOCs) will notice savings immediately, says Keith Gumbinger, vice president of HSH Associates.

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Published On February 18th, 2008

We all know that the Federal Reserve (Fed) controls interest rates, but it is even more important to understand why they are adjusting them. Adjusting rates essentially increases and decreases the amount of money circulating within the economy. 

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Published On February 18th, 2008

The Credit Card Minimum Payment Warning Act, which aims to accomplish exactly what the name suggests, has been in the works for a few years. It recently gained the support of several consumer groups including the Consumer Federation of America and the Consumers Union, among others.

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Published On February 18th, 2008

Credit Card Debt Realities The average American carries over $5,000 in credit card debt. Does that sound familiar?

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Published On February 18th, 2008

In “Secret History of the Credit Card,” FRONTLINER and The New York Times join forces to investigate an industry few Americans fully understand. In this special report, correspondent Lowell Bergman uncovers the techniques used by the credit card companies to earn record profits and get consumers to take on more debt.

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Published On February 18th, 2008

Thanks for shopping at TJ Maxx…but your credit card info is now fair game. That’s right, if you shopped at TJ Maxx over the past few years, your credit card may be one of the 45 million – yes 45 million – that was accessed and copied in the biggest data leak ever.

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Published On February 18th, 2008

Notifying all bureaus with one phone call 1-888-5-OPTOUT is an automated service run jointly by the four main credit bureaus. With one phone call you can opt out of pre-screened mailings from all four bureaus.

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