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New Credit Card Regulations? No Reason to Rejoice.


I was excited to hear about the Credit Card Accountability Responsibility and Disclosure Act of 2009. I thought it would finally give people trying to reduce debt, a real chance at making headway.

Silly optimistic me.

NBC reports new ways credit card companies can sneakily get around the rules and find ways to make paying off debt more difficult.

It’s up to us to keep up with the game.

Read the article here: http://www.nbclosangeles.com/news/business/ConsumerMan__Have_a_credit_card__Read_this-85107382.html

Time to check that credit report…


Every four months, I check my credit report from one of the three credit reporting agencies. Consumers are entitled to one free report from each agency per year – and I’m not one to let ‘free’ go to waste.

This month: Experian

I discovered the credit reporting agencies are getting a little sneaky. It’s becoming increasingly difficult to navigate these sites to find the free reports. Be careful where you click!