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How To Buy A Car With Bad Credit

It’s not easy, but when you need transportation, there are ways to find a car despite a low credit score.

06/16/2014

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Arts And Crafts Chain Michaels Confirms Breach Of As Many As 2.6M Cards

Michaels Stores Inc. said Thursday that about 2.6 million cards, or about 7 percent of all debit and credit cards used at its namesake stores, may have been affected in a security breach.

04/18/2014

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Sally Beauty Investigating Security Breach Affecting Credit And Debit Cards

Sally Beauty says that a security breach discovered on March 5 affected fewer than 25,000 credit and debit card accounts.

03/17/2014

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Credit ‘Inquiries’ Could Lower Credit Score

When you apply for credit, you authorize those lenders to ask or “inquire” for a copy of your credit report from a credit bureau – which could actually lower your credit score.

01/02/2014

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3 On Your Side: Consumer Data Agencies Are Watching You

3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows you how to check out if you’ve got a record.

12/05/2013

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Blog: New Sallie Mae Student Loan Repayment Plan

By Jim Donovan: Sallie Mae has announced that its introducing a transitional loan repayment plan so that graduates will have more budget flexibility while job hunting. The Graduated Repayment Period will allow new college graduates […]

03/28/2013

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Officials At Cheyney U. Warning Students About Personal Data Breach

Officials at Cheyney University are urging students to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers.

01/25/2013

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Financial Expert: While Shopping For Gifts, Keep Your Credit Score In Mind

Generosity this time of year can have a price, especially if you’re running up your credit cards to buy gifts.

12/17/2012

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3 On Your Side: Protecting Personal Data

3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan has advice on what you can do to protect and prepare before a security breach even happens.

10/04/2012

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Penn State Receives Accreditation Warning

Penn State has been put on notice by an accrediting organization that says the university’s status is “in jeopardy” based on recent developments in the Jerry Sandusky child sex abuse scandal.

08/14/2012

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NJ Officials Extend Deadline For Property Tax Bills Credit Applications

All “senior freeze” applications had been due by Friday, while the deadline for homestead benefit applications was June 30.

06/02/2012

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BLOG: Your Credit Vs. Avg. Philly Credit

By Jim Donovan: Last year as part of finance story,  I conducted an interview with a couple that had over $60,000 in credit card debt. It takes a lot to shock me, but I have […]

09/19/2011

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Economics Experts In Philadelphia See Little Effect From S&P Downgrade Of US Credit

The stock market is taking a beating, but does a small investor need to worry? We talked to local economists about that question.

08/08/2011

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Temple University Financial Director Explains The Negative Impact The Debt Deal Has On Student Loans

The deal on raising the debt limit means the country has enough money to pay its bills. But it could mean that some college students will need more to pay theirs.

08/07/2011

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BLOG: Warning For Bank of America Credit Card Customers

By Jim Donovan: If you have a Bank of America credit card, or know someone who does, please listen up. I have a very important reminder, especially for those of you that don’t read all […]

06/27/2011

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