Can I Sue a Company for Sending Me to Collections?

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Can I Sue a Company for Sending Me to Collections?

Can I Sue a Company for Sending Me to Collections?

It happens. A collections notice shows up, a debt collector starts calling or you find a negative report on your credit history, but you know you paid the account in question. Can you sue a company for sending you to collections for money you didn’t owe? Find out more about what the law says about... Read More

Getting Your Finances Back on Track Post-COVID

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Getting Your Finances Back on Track Post-COVID

Getting Your Finances Back on Track Post-COVID

It’s safe to say 2020 was a pretty hard year for everyone financially. Even if your wallet hasn’t taken a hit in the last few months it’s likely either your employer or someone in your family has found themselves stretched financially by the effects of COVID. No point dwelling on the past, though. We may... Read More

Experian Credit Score vs. FICO Score

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Experian Credit Score vs. FICO Score

Experian Credit Score vs. FICO Score

When you think “credit score,” you probably think “FICO.” The Fair Isaac Corporation introduced its FICO scoring system in 1989, and it has since become one of the best-known and most-used credit scoring models in the United States. But it isn’t the only model on the market. Another popular option is called VantageScore, the product... Read More

4 Practical Ways to Leave College Debt-Free

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4 Practical Ways to Leave College Debt-Free

4 Practical Ways to Leave College Debt-Free

The following is a guest post by Lisa Bigelow, a content writer for Bold. When it comes to paying for college, the anxiety about how to leave college debt-free starts early. And for thousands of grads who are buckling under the weight of monthly student loan payments that can cost as much as a mortgage,... Read More

Important Tax Document Enclosed: 4 Tax Forms to Watch Your Mailbox For

Taxes

Important Tax Document Enclosed: 4 Tax Forms to Watch Your Mailbox For

Important Tax Document Enclosed: 4 Tax Forms to Watch Your Mailbox For

It’s the most wonderful time of the year—time to receive your tax documents! Ok, maybe it’s not the most wonderful time of the year, but it is an important time to keep an eye on your mailbox for documents marked “important tax return document enclosed.” The IRS requires many tax forms to be mailed by... Read More

Top Money-Saving Tips and Tricks to Beat 2020 Holiday Debt

Managing Debt

Top Money-Saving Tips and Tricks to Beat 2020 Holiday Debt

Top Money-Saving Tips and Tricks to Beat 2020 Holiday Debt

Between Santa shenanigans, special foods, long-distance travel and treats, holiday spending adds up quickly—and so does holiday debt. In 2019, shoppers in the US spent 3.4% more than they did in 2018. Unsurprisingly, they also ended up owing 8% more—roughly $1,325 per adult in 2019 versus just over $1,000 per adult in 2018. Unfortunately, holiday... Read More

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