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Small Business Readiness Certification Program

In the summer of 2019, Consolidated Credit partnered with Comerica Bank and the City of Riviera Beach to provide a 6-part small business readiness certification program to small business owners, entrepreneurs and startups looking to establish themselves in Palm Beach County. See highlights from the event.
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Student Loan Interest Rates Increase for 2017

Expect higher rates on student loans if you seek new financing this year. If you will attend college or send…

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16 Million Americans have Negative Net Worth

Surprisingly enough, it’s not caused by high interest rate credit card debt. When you try to get a picture of…

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Revolver vs. Transactor: What Kind of Credit User are You?

Most credit users are revolvers, meaning they pay more to use credit. Credit card companies divide credit users into three…

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Credit Report Changes 2017

Changes to the VantageScore system will be good and bad for different types of credit users. The big three credit…

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Clearing the Down Payment Hurdle

A new survey finds down payments are the number one factor holding most would-be homebuyers back. Each week, Consolidated Credit…

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Fannie Mae Student Loan Solutions Offer Path to Homeownership

These new Fannie Mae student loan payment options help minimize the burden of student loan debt when buying a home.…

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Are You Looking at the Right Consumer Credit Score?

Experian fined $3 million by CFPB for confusing customers about credit scores. Do you ever wonder if the credit score…

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Student Loan Default Now Even Worse for Your Finances

A change in late fee penalty assessments mean you could face interest charges up to 16%. If you’re one of…

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Using Credit Cards for Everyday Purchases

More people are using credit for low-dollar purchases, but is it the right choice? Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for…

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2 Days Left to Register for the 2017 Military Spouse Fellowship!

Become a certified financial counselor so you can help your family and others. Achieving financial stability can be tough, particularly…

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Is There Deception Hidden in Your Auto Loan?

Why higher default rates in 2017 could reveal hidden auto loan fraud and predatory lending. One of the predatory lending…

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Vault 7 Reveals Mobile Pay Security Risks

WikiLeaks’ latest release exposes serious security risks in mobile payment systems. If you pay any attention to news, you probably…

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Are You and Your Neighbors Financially Literate?

Financial Literacy Month Map reveals the most and least literate consumers. Please click the map to view the interactive version,…

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Statute of Limitations on Debt

Arizona just increased their statute. Will other states be soon to follow? If you’re one of those people who is…

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Consolidated Credit Announces Second Winning Money Mantra Video

Ben Schmidt wins big for this amazing money mantra video entry. When we launched the Money Mantra video contest, we…

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Identity Theft Adapts around Smart Cards

Chip technology may curb in-store theft, but fraudsters are finding plenty of other ways to steal your data. Smart chip…

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Delinquent Cars and Credit Cards

Delinquency rates on two debt sources rise. Is it a sign of trouble to come? A new report from the…

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Feeling Debt Shy?

A new study finds 80% of borrowers worry about their current debt levels. Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for financial…

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Is Your Credit Card APR up to Par?

Are your credit card interest rates on par with national averages? Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for financial research that…

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Seniors’ Student Debt Burden

Seniors’ student debt total has more than doubled in the past decade. Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for financial research…

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Do You Live Where It’s Easy to Repay Debt?

Where you live can have a major impact on how easy it is to get out of debt. Each week,…

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Will You Live to Be Debt Free?

More Americans are feeling optimistic when it comes to debt elimination. Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for financial research that…

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Feeling the Threat of Debt Collectors

1 in 4 consumers report feeling threatened during a collection call. Nobody wants to get that call. Whether you knew…

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Research of the Week: How America Prefers to Make Payments

We use debit more often, but credit covers higher costs. Each week, Consolidated Credit searches for financial research that can help…

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