Be on the lookout for identity theft red flags

| |Friday, Aug. 22, 2014

What appears to be a simple mistake could be a sign of a more serious problem.

Changes could help boost credit scores for millions

Friday, Aug. 15, 2014

New formula will cause medical debt to have a lower impact on credit scores.

Texas set to allow crowdfunding investments for small businesses

Tuesday, Aug. 12, 2014

Sometime next month, consumers will be allowed to invest up to $5,000 a year into business through crowdfunding portals and receive equity shares in companies.

Savvy Consumer: Financial housekeeping includes cleaning up your credit report

Friday, Aug. 01, 2014

Personal bankruptcies and consumer debt levels are down, so now is a good time to clear up any problems.

New rules on reverse mortgage designed to make loans safer for elderly

Friday, Jul. 25, 2014

By requiring both spouses to have their name on the mortgage and improving underwriting standards, HUD hopes to see fewer foreclosures and evictions.

New system generates thousands of bills for small toll road charges

| |Friday, Jul. 18, 2014

The NTTA sent out half a million bills for small toll road charged since 2012, providing more incentive for drivers to sign up for a toll tag.

A step-by-step guide to cleaning out the family house

Friday, Jul. 11, 2014

The task can be daunting, but getting family members involved and using a clean-out service can make the task of cleaning out your parent’s home manageable.

Why long-term-care insurance makes sense for many

| |Friday, Jul. 04, 2014

Unless you have more than $5 million in assets or plan to qualify for Medicaid, long-term-care insurance is worth considering, financial planners say.

Savvy Consumer: Don’t take ID thieves on vacation

Friday, Jun. 27, 2014

Leave your Social Security card at home, use credit not debit cards, and be cautious about phone use in public while traveling.

All-Natural? Hardly. Food labels often mislead consumers, study says

| |Friday, Jun. 20, 2014

A study by a University of Houston professor shows consumers often lack the knowledge to understand the meaning of food labeling information.

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