Weekly Credit Links: How Medical Bill Debt Impacts Your Credit Score
by Dan on June 30, 2012
How Medical Bill Debt Impacts Your Credit Score (MintLife Blog)
It’s high time to explore the impact of medical debt on consumer credit reports and consumer credit scores. On the surface, medical debt is not that different than any other type of unsecured consumer debt. It’s statutorily dischargeable in bankruptcy, can end up on your credit reports, and can have a negative impact on your credit scores.
5 Credit Rules Everyone Should Follow (Credit.com)
Managing credit correctly requires a certain amount of discipline. If you let your spending get out of control or take on too many loans, you could face big money troubles. That’s why, when it comes to borrowing, it’s important to have some guidelines. Here are five rules every consumer should follow so their finances and their credit score remains intact.
Prepaid Debit Cards, Fees and Impending Regulations (Credit Karma)
Credit cards give consumers enough to think about when it comes to what pieces of plastic they should carry. Now prepaid debit cards have entered the mix as financial institutions try to maintain a revenue stream from debit card fees that got squeezed by the Dodd-Frank Act.
The Top Car Related Credit Card Perks (Credit Card Chaser)
You can save hundreds of dollars per year by taking full advantage of the great credit card perks and rewards available in 2012 on car related purchases. Use your credit cards to get many car related benefits such as rental discounts, rental insurance, roadside assistance, gas rewards, and various offers for parts purchases.
Good Ways To Pay Off Credit Card Debt Quickly (American Consumer News)
Credit card debt is a major problem for many people. They carry balances and have interest rates ranging from 10-30% APR. The high interest rates make it difficult to pay off the principal of the debt since a good part of the payment goes to paying off the interest. Here are a few basic tips to get out of credit card debt sooner.