Speed Paying and Banking

High-tech cards and phones could change the way you spend and manage your money

  • High-tech cards and phones
  • Pre-Loaded Cards
  • “Contactless” Cards
  • Banking by Cell Phone
  • Final Thoughts

Attention ARM Borrowers: Contact Your Lender Before Higher Payments Put Your Home at Risk

  • Ask About Refinancing
  • Beware of Scams

Don’t Get Burned by Hot Investments

News Briefs

  • The FDIC Sign Is Changing
  • New Deposit Insurance Resources in English and Spanish
  • Deceptive Mortgage Offers
  • Treasury Report: Direct Deposit Safer Than Checks

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Related Financial Services – The following Debt Consolidation Loan Directory sections allow you to comparison shop other finance products, such as debt consolidation loans and credit counseling firms.

  • Debt Consolidation Help – Learn about the debt consolidation process and review detailed listings for lenders and services offering to help consolidate your debts.
  • Debt Settlement Negotiation – High credit card balances making your monthly payments impossible to meet? The negotiation of your outstanding bills with your creditors may be a good debt solution for you. Educate yourself on your options and compare available programs.
  • Credit Debt Management – Having trouble keeping up with your monthly credit payments? Compare debt management companies in this online list that can try amd help you get a grip on your personal financial situation.

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