IRS reducing use of tax liens

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

Tax liens can present damaging problems to a consumer credit reports. However, the Internal Revenue Service appears ready to ease the rate at which it issues liens, while raising the floor at which they are distributed. USA Today reports that


Read More

Texas AARP to fight against short term lending, auto title loans

Mar 03, 2011 Todd Milner

Texas AARP to fight against short term lending, auto title loans

The Texas branch of the American Association of Retired Persons has taken up the challenge of contesting short term loans and auto title loans. According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, the state's AARP will campaign against such practices, which


Read More

Missouri debt collection organization defends industry

Mar 03, 2011 Kyle Duncan

A Missouri-based debt collection organization recently responded to the state's attorney general after he unveiled a list of "top scams" for the year.In a statement, the Missouri Collectors Association said that it wanted to make sure that


Read More

Background screenings benefit from new technology

Mar 03, 2011 Matt Roesly

Thanks to new technology, employers are finding new ways to do background screenings on potential hires.When deciding on the best person to fill an open position, more and more employers are using tools available online. According to human


Read More

Consumers fail to score good marks in knowledge of credit scores

Mar 03, 2011 Brian Bradley

New data released by the Consumer Federation of America found that more than half of Americans struggle to meet a strong understanding of credit scores. According to the CFA, 60 percent of Americans received a passing grade when it comes to


Read More