Know Before You Owe

October 13, 2015 Michael 0

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 Disclosure. Your BBB works daily to educate consumers and businesses on […]

Identity Theft Prevention Tips

October 12, 2015 Susan 0

  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, phishing for information online, or even convincing phone requests by those […]

CFPB Releases Complaint Data

April 1, 2013 Amanda 0

The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced last week that they have released additional complaint data to the general public.  The CFPB is a government agency established by the Dodd-Frank Act in 2010.  According to their website, “Congress established the […]

Financial Health Check Up

February 25, 2013 Tom 0

While looking on Twitter this morning, I came across a tweet regarding personal financial health.  People may feel a bit overwhelmed when looking at their incoming funds and their outgoing funds.  Others may feel trapped by the amount debt they’ve […]

Don’t Let Your Bank Card Get Skimmed

August 9, 2012 Jason 0

Recently one of our BBBs in Michigan issued a press release warning consumers that “skimmers” had stolen almost $500,000 for consumers in their area. “Skimming” is when criminals attach a card reader to an ATM or gas pump making it […]

Big 3 Credit Bureaus to Come Under Scrutiny

August 8, 2012 Jackie 0

In a column written at the end of July, financial writer Michelle Singletary shared some good news for consumers.  She reported that on September 30, 2012, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) will start supervising credit reporting agencies, popularly called […]

Don’t Go Broke Repairing Your Credit

June 12, 2012 Michael 3

We at the BBB get many calls from people asking about credit repair services. Many claim they can remove charges, improve your credit rating and improve your credit score, all for a fee anywhere from $250 to over $1,000. Some […]