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Cashing CD Penalizes Grandmother

Mark CappelFebruary 19, 2015

My mother gave CDs to her grandchildren, and her attorney warned against redeeming them for five years. Why? I do not know, and suggest you ask the attorney for

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401K Hardship Withdrawal

Daniel CohenFebruary 19, 2015

401(k) Hardship Withdrawal Rules | Many 401(k) plans allow you to make a hardship withdrawal, if you meet the strict definition of a hardship. You have to ...

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Scary good ways to save on Halloween

Rotem SegalFebruary 18, 2015

Infographic of scary good ways to save on Halloween. Learn quick, easy tips to save on Halloween expenses.

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Infographic: 2014 Labor Day cost

Rotem SegalJanuary 30, 2015

How much did it cost the average family to take a Labor Day vacation in 2014? $700. Review this infographic and see how your expenses compare to others and...

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Infographic: The Hidden Costs of Getting Married

Rotem SegalJanuary 30, 2015

An infographic showing the hidden costs in getting married

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Infographic: Valentine's Day by the Numbers

Rotem SegalJanuary 30, 2015

An infographic showing Valentine's Day Gift-giving and Spending trends by the numbers!

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Infographic: Online Holiday Shopping by the Numbers

Rotem SegalJanuary 30, 2015

An interactive infographic showing online holiday shopping trends and how consumers make their shopping decisions

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Credit Score

Anthony GarciaJanuary 22, 2015

Credit score video, from Bills.com Co-Founder Bradford Stroh, to help you learn how credit score and credit history impact you financially.

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401(k) Hardship Withdrawals

Bills.com TeamJanuary 21, 2015

401(k) Hardship Withdrawal | Brad Stroh, Bills.com co-CEO, explains 401(k) hardship withdrawals, as well as other options available to consumers looking for deb

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Improve Financial Future

Daniel CohenJanuary 21, 2015

Brad Stroh, CEO of Bills.com, gives 3 money saving-tips that could improve your financial future.

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Improve Your Finances

Anthony GarciaJanuary 21, 2015

Brad Stroh, CEO of Bills.com, gives advice on ways consumers can save money and improve their financial situation.

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Stop Wasting Money

Anthony GarciaJanuary 21, 2015

Stop Wasting Money - Financial Planning Tips from Bills.com.

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CNN Credit Card Debt

Anthony GarciaJanuary 21, 2015

CNN TV segment on how to tackle credit card balances and get debt relief fast.

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Credit Report Account

Mark CappelJanuary 9, 2015

An account can appear more than once on your credit report. How to tell which collection agent to pay for your credit report account...

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Dave Ramsey

Mark CappelJanuary 9, 2015

Dave Ramsey is a personal finance radio personality and book author. Most of his ideas mix common sense and insight. Four of his ideas are too black-and-white..

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5 Ways to Stop Robocallers

Mark CappelJanuary 8, 2015

Some robocalls you receive are perfectly legal. Many are not. Learn 4 ways to stop robocallers.

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2014 World Cup Trivia

Rotem SegalDecember 2, 2014

2014 World Cup Trivia

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Black Friday Store Openings

Rotem SegalDecember 2, 2014

When your favorite stores open for Black Friday.

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IRS Debt Relief and Tax Debt Help

Daniel CohenAugust 20, 2014

Do you have questions about IRS Debt or how to get tax relief? Bills.com has your answers.

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CROA- Your Credit Repair Rights

Mark CappelJune 19, 2014

The Credit Repair Organizations Act (CROA) gives consumers the right to study a credit repair contract for 3 days and cancel it. CROA also requires credit...

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How to Build Credit

Daniel CohenJune 19, 2014

Build Credit | If you do not have a credit score because you have not established credit yet, the good news is that you probably are not haunted by an array...

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Personal Finance Tips

Daniel CohenJune 16, 2014

Personal Finance Tips | Because many Americans receive no financial education, they end up with big financial problems. This advice will help you save and...

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Understanding Your Credit Score

Daniel CohenJune 12, 2014

Understanding your credit score | Understanding your credit score and how it works is easy when you use the resources available at bills.com

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Interest Rate Reduction Scam

Mark CappelJune 11, 2014

Protect yourself from interest rate reduction scams. Robo-callers still pester people to trick people into giving them sensitive information, then take...

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Financial Scams

Bills.com TeamJune 9, 2014

Almost everyone has been solicited for financial scams. Learn the 11 common scams, and 12 warning signs of financial scams. If you are a scam victim...

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What to Pay to Improve Your Credit

Daniel CohenMay 14, 2014

What will help your credit score more, paying off collection accounts or paying down the balances on your current accounts? Your score benefits most from...

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Lexington Law Complaints

Mark CappelApril 4, 2014

Lexington Law complaints fit in four categories: Fee disclosure, cancellation policies, quality of service, and slow action on removing inaccurate credit...

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Debt Consolidation & Credit Score

Mark CappelMarch 6, 2014

Debt consolidation strategies have different affects on your credit score. Learn the impacts credit counseling, debt settlement, and bankruptcy have on your sco

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Collection Accounts & Credit Score

Mark CappelDecember 15, 2013

Paying off collection accounts & credit score | Paying off collection accounts can help your credit score. Get more credit help tips at Bills.com

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Overdraft Fees

Mark CappelJune 9, 2013

Big banks charge big fees for overdrafts, which are loans in disguise. Learn 7 alternatives to overdraft protection, including starting an emergency funds...

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VantageScore vs. FICO

Mark CappelJune 4, 2013

FICO is the most popular credit scoring model, but VantageScore is a new model claiming to be more accurate for young people and other consumers with thin...

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Delinquent California Tax

Daniel CohenMay 21, 2013

California and other states have the right to levy your financial accounts, place a lien on your property, and offset any tax refund it may owe you for other ta

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Credit Report Public Record

Mark CappelMay 15, 2013

Public information is one of seven sections in a credit report. Learn how to get free copies of your credit reports, and dispute errors you may find there...

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Method of Verification

Bills.com TeamMay 9, 2013

Here are the steps you can take if a credit bureau does not remove false or inaccurate information from your credit report. Be sure to stop...

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No Credit or Bad Credit?

Mark CappelFebruary 15, 2013

Whether you have a bad credit score or no credit history at all, the answer to both situations is the same: Start by creating a positive credit history...

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Credit History

Mark CappelFebruary 13, 2013

Each time a collection agent buys your debt, it adds to the collection account's credit history. Get copies of all three of your credit reports to see...

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How the Debt Ceiling Affects You

Daniel CohenJanuary 16, 2013

How the Debt Ceiling Affects You | The debt ceiling is another self-made crisis. Bills.com focuses on how the debt ceiling affects you, the everyday consumer.

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Control Your Holiday Spending and Deal with Holiday Debt

Betsalel CohenDecember 5, 2012

Holiday Spending and Holiday Debt | Gifts, vacations, family gatherings are all reasons for a joyous holiday. Keep your budget and deal with your debt to best..

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Wage Garnishment

Bills.com TeamNovember 2, 2012

How much of your disposable income can be garnished depends on your circumstances. 25% is the general rule, but up to 60% can be garnished...

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Fiscal Cliff 2012

Daniel CohenOctober 25, 2012

The Fiscal Cliff 2012 | Your taxes will rise and huge cuts in government spending will happen, if Republicans and Democrats don't compromise. You need...

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Read a Credit Report

Mark CappelOctober 2, 2012

A credit report can be overwhelming at first. Learn how to read a credit report, and how to spot evidence of identity theft.

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Rapid Rescore

Mark CappelSeptember 30, 2012

Rapid rescore is not effective where the creditor reports accurate information to the the credit reporting agencies. However...

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Differences Between the Three Credit Bureaus

Daniel CohenSeptember 23, 2012

Differences Between the Three Credit Bureaus | Understand why your credit report can differ from bureau to bureau. You credit score can vary, too, due to...

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Nelnet Derogatory on Credit Report

Betsalel CohenSeptember 20, 2012

Derogatory Entry on Credit Report by Nelnet | If NelNet reported accurate derogatory information to the credit reporting agencies, then you can...

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Terminate Cell Phone Contract

Mark CappelSeptember 20, 2012

Terminate Cell Phone Contract | If you terminate your cell phone contract early and pay the early termination fee, it should not harm your credit. But...

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Unfiled Tax Returns

Daniel CohenSeptember 16, 2012

Learn about unfiled tax returns and possible penalties involved. Also discover how to resolve such issues.

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IRS Fresh Start

Daniel CohenAugust 30, 2012

Tax Forgiveness: IRS Fresh Start | The IRS Fresh Start program makes it easier to qualify for IRS tax forgiveness and penalty reduction. Make sure you...

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Using a 401k Withdrawal to Invest in Real Estate

Betsalel CohenAugust 19, 2012

401k Withdrawal to Invest in Real Estate | A traditional 401k does not allow for a real estate investment, unlike some IRA Roth Accounts. Weigh carefully your..

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Credit Letter of Deletion

Mark CappelAugust 3, 2012

Credit Letter of Deletion | Use a credit letter of deletion to remove inaccurate information from your credit reports. Make sure that you start by...

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Credit Report Codes

Mark CappelJuly 23, 2012

A table containing most credit report codes used by Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. Grab your credit report and...

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