Good reading for November 9th:
- 8 secret scores that lenders keep – MSN Money – “What you may not know is that credit scores are just the start of the way financial institutions evaluate you, and they’re not even the most commonly used scores — far from it.” Great article!
- Got a complaint? How to air it and get results – 10 Tips – MSNBC.com – “The following tips can help you lodge complaints in an effective — rather than a futile — way.” (Via Consumerist)
- Homeowners’ Reduced Equity May Slow Spending – New York Times – “The Whitteys and others like them are at the center of deepening worries that the economy is headed for a substantial slowdown, possibly even a recession, as the artery of cash from Americans borrowing against the value of their homes has sharply narrowe
- Beware of Citibank’s Retroactive Late Fee — Get Rich Slowly – “Here’s one way for banks to compensate for their losses during the subprime lending debacle: screw their other customers.” Go J.D.!
- Get More Bang for Your Buck by Using Coupons and Sales Wisely — Get Rich Slowly – “I saved myself $35/hour by being diligent. By using the coupons I had (and finding better ones), I saved between 20%-25% on all of my purchases (except at Target).”
- Credit “contagion” spreads – Yahoo! News – “The malaise in the mortgage market is starting to spread to credit-card and auto loans in what one analyst has dubbed consumer credit “contagion.” It’s an ominous warning signal for the economy.”
- Now, a way to stop ID theft – The Red Tape Chronicles – “For the first time, everyone in America can now do something to prevent identity theft. Read on and I’ll show you how.” Well worth reading.