CFPB Director and House Republicans go Toe-to-Toe

With the season for political differences being in full swing, it is certainly no secret that there are plenty of politicians and government types who don’t always see eye-to-eye. Governmental battles are sometimes minor skirmishes, and sometimes they bloom into outright battles. There seems to be a battle brewing – one that has been brewing […]

Demystifying Credit Fraud

People are more worried about credit fraud these days than ever before; and rightly so! Credit fraud is one of those crimes that can affect your finances, your employment and even your ability to get loans or lines of credit. With all of the bad effects of credit fraud in mind, it is easy to […]

Black Americans More Unbanked than Whites

Recent studies have found that when it comes to using cash checking services or other alternative financial services that blacks are unbanked or underbanked at a much higher rate than whites. This news comes via a new report that was released by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). The FDIC is an independent government agency […]

How to Save Money on Mobile Phone Plans

The mobile phone industry has been going through quite a shake-up in recent months. It used to be that consumers had little-to-no choice when it came time to purchase a subsidized phone from one of the major mobile carrier companies. Typically, consumers wound up with a new phone, but they also had to sign up […]

Here is why the Banks are Getting Away from Money Transfers

There is a growing trend among U.S. banks to get out of the money transfer business altogether. There have been plenty of high profile money laundering scandals, along with very stiff fines handed down, that have resulted in the big banks becoming a bit leery of offering money transfer services to their customers. JP Morgan, […]