Personal Finance Advice and Commentary

Wednesday, November 11, 2015 10:31 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

More can loans are getting approved than ever since the recession.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014 4:12 pm
By Jeanine Skowronski ·

New stats show issuers are opening up to subprime credit card borrowers. But should they try to get that rewards card?

Wednesday, September 24, 2014 8:00 am
By Tara Baukus Mello ·

Payments for used car loans are on the rise, while loans to credit-challenged car buyers are not being given as freely.

Tuesday, December 24, 2013 7:22 am
By Judy Martel ·

Will a new name be enough to rebrand these toxic mortgage loans for investors?

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 4:45 pm
By Janna Herron ·

The growth of store credit cards is outpacing that of bank-issued credit cards, Equifax reports.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 11:35 am
By Judy Martel ·

The mortgages that led to the recession are making a comeback.

Friday, January 18, 2013 2:41 pm
By Sheyna Steiner ·

Subprime borrowers don’t always deserve a bad reputation. One of the problems may be the way traditional lenders measure risk.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 6:34 pm
By Judy Martel ·

The housing market is showing signs of life and that’s sparking a renewed interest in bonds backed by subprime mortgages. Wednesday, the National Association of Realtors reported that existing-home sales increased 4.3 percent in January from a month earlier, the highest level since May 2010. In 2011, home sales increased 1.7 percent from 2010. The

Wednesday, February 22, 2012 5:03 pm
By Janna Herron ·

Not-so-good credit? No problem, the banks said last year. Here’s a credit card. All right, maybe it wasn’t that easy, but more Americans with spotty credit got a credit card in 2011, according to a report released Wednesday by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency found that 25.2 percent of the cards issued in 2011 went

Friday, December 16, 2011 3:05 pm
By Judy Martel ·

Troubles continue to plague Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac, the giant mortgage companies that were taken over by the government in 2008 and bailed out by taxpayers. The Securities and Exchange Commission, or SEC, sued three former executives at each of the two companies, including the former CEOs, charging them with misrepresenting the amount of

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