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Your Accounts Are Worth Much More Than Your Credit Cards
By: Michael

Your Accounts Are Worth Much More Than Your Credit Cards

Good news for those worried about their credit card numbers being stolen; cybercriminals don't care that much about your credit card number anymore. Uber, PayPal and e...

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Shopping Tips for Loans and Credit Cards
By: Jackie

Shopping Tips for Loans and Credit Cards

Will you be applying for a loan or shopping around for a credit card in 2016? Your BBB® recently read a Press Release from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (F...

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New Financial Tool Helps Measure Financial Well-Being
By: Jackie

New Financial Tool Helps Measure Financial Well-Being

With 2016 fast approaching, it will soon be time to make New Year’s resolutions. Many of our resolutions are related to our financial situation, such as saving more or...

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FTC Takes Action Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices
By: Tom

FTC Takes Action Against Illegal Debt Collection Practices

For the past couple of years or so, consumers have contacted your BBB with questions and concerns regarding calls they’ve received from supposed debt collectors. These “collectors” use heavy-handed...

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Are You Being Charged More Due to Poor Credit History?
By: Jackie

Are You Being Charged More Due to Poor Credit History?

Most of us are aware that for the purchase of large ticket items or service for cable, Internet, cell phone, companies generally check a consumer’s credit report. But your BBB would like to make co...

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Who is Responsible for a Deceased Loved One’s Debt?
By: Susan

Who is Responsible for a Deceased Loved One’s Debt?

Your Tri-State BBB has provided several blog posts regarding debt collection, debt relief, and other debt related topics, but a topic that has not been covered in a while is the debt of a deceased ...

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Know Before You Owe
By: Michael

Know Before You Owe

  The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) on October 3rd, 2015 implemented a new rule replacing four mortgage disclosure forms with two new ones, the Loan Estimate and the Closing D...

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Identity Theft Prevention Tips
By: Susan

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

Identity theft is a common and growing problem, and once personal information is compromised, the outcomes can be devastating. Information may be compromised by theft of personal documents, phishin...

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