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If you’re a high schooler applying to college, a college student, or their parent, it’s time to fill out the 2022-23 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. Unfortunately, scammers know it’s that time of year again, too and they’...

Some companies promise to help reduce student loan debt for a fee. But there’s nothing they can do for you that you can’t do for yourself for free. And some companies that promise student loan debt relief are scams. It’s illegal for companies to...

Scammers promise to make changes to your mortgage loan or take other steps to save your home, but they don’t deliver. Never pay a company upfront for promises to help you get relief on paying your mortgage.

Mortgage Assistance And Your...
If you need cash fast to deal with an emergency, bills, or rent, a payday loan or car title loan might be tempting. But these are expensive loans, and they can trap you in debt. Find out how they work and about other possible ways to get money or...
Some companies promise you a loan or credit card regardless of your credit history. But they want you to pay a “processing” or other fee first. Those are scams. Learn the telltale signs. What Is an Advance-Fee Loan Scam? Warning Signs of an Advance...
Looking to buy a car? You might see dealers advertising unusually low prices, low or no up-front payments, low- or no-interest loans, or low monthly payments. Other dealers promise high trade-in allowances, attractive discounts and rebates, or free...
If you're having trouble paying your car loan, you might think about doing business with a company that says they can get you lower monthly payments. But not all refinancing companies play by the rules. Scammers will just take your money and do...
Some car dealers advertise that, when you trade in your car to buy another one, they’ll pay off the balance of your loan. No matter how much you owe. But what if you owe more than the car is worth? That’s called “negative equity,” and the dealer’s...
Did you get a bill for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan, but you didn’t apply for one? It’s likely that an identity thief applied for the loan using your personal or business information. The SBA has new guidance about reporting the fraud...

 

Just under a year ago, we told you that the U.S. Department of Education announced some flexibility to federal student loan borrowers. Understanding these options can help you make more informed decisions about paying your bills and...

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