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.
3 On Your Side consumer reporter Jim Donovan shows you how to check out if you’ve got a record.
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 […]
Officials at Cheyney University are urging students to check their credit reports after an inadvertent release of their personal data, including Social Security numbers.
Generosity this time of year can have a price, especially if you’re running up your credit cards to buy gifts.
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.
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.
All “senior freeze” applications had been due by Friday, while the deadline for homestead benefit applications was June 30.
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 […]
The stock market is taking a beating, but does a small investor need to worry? We talked to local economists about that question.
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.
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 […]
How often do you check your credit report? Statistics show that anywhere between 25 and 80 percent of credit reports have mistakes that might be hurting you.
They say nothing is certain in life but death and taxes. This year, thanks to some last minute changes by Congress, you could be saving a bundle!
Recent credit changes mean that college students are less susceptible to predatory lenders but those new rules could work against students by making it tougher to establish credit.