Tag: government regulations
The federal, state and even local government regulations can have a big impact your ability to maintain a stable household budget. They can also affect how easy it is for you to achieve a good credit score, get financing and use investment tools that are crucial to your long-term success. We wade through the legal jargon to give you the real scoop on how government regulations affect your finances today.
Feb 01, 2011 | James Ramone
While many believed new Federal Reserve regulations would provide greater protection from lenders, California cardholders are being haunted by old debt.
Dec 28, 2010 | James Ramone
Consumers looking for protection from deceptive debt settlement companies received welcome news when the Federal Trade Commission issued stricter regulations this year.
Dec 07, 2010 | Sam Simpson
Consumers have begun to favor debit cards over credit, but a new report suggests when it comes to plastic, no one option holds the key to erasing debt.
Dec 02, 2010 | Sam Simpson
The U.S. Federal Trade Commission passed new regulations earlier this month barring debt settlement companies from falsely advertising and collecting advanced fees.
Sep 16, 2010 | April Lewis-Parks
The Credit CARD Act that was signed into law in 2009 went into effect August 22, providing consumers with clearer credit card terms and conditions.
Jun 01, 2010 | James Ramone
Eight state treasurers are against an omnibus reform amendment that would place strict limits on the fee size credit card issuers can levy on merchants.