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Consumer Debt
Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Consumer Debt Continues to Climb »
In March, consumer credit surged by $29.7 billion — 10 percent on an annual basis — to $3.59 trillion, according to the Fe...
Wednesday, January 6, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How Much Credit Card Debt Does an Average American Have? »
Credit cards can be useful financial tools, but they’re easy to abuse and put millions of Americans in debt. In fact, the...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Household debt not yet worrisome: Credit Bureau »
The consumer loan default rate has remained normal, according to the National Credit Bureau's chief. Chief executive...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Debt collectors face new rules under proposal from Consumer Financial Protection Bureau »
The government is preparing restrictions on debt collectors, a loosely regulated industry under increasing scrutiny over c...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Fed Says U.S. Household Debt Declined to 2006 Level »
U.S. households reduced debt during the first quarter by 1 percent to the lowest level since 2006, resuming a deleveraging...

Credit Reports
Tuesday, January 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
How to Quickly and Easily Resolve Errors on Your Credit Report »
Does your credit score seem too low? Mistakes on your three credit reports might be to blame. Click here to read the...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consumer page: Look closely at credit reports to ensure your identity hasn’t been stolen »
Identity thieves are resourceful — as they rummage through curbside garbage, business trash and public dumps — but they're...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
It’s Your Money: Share credit reports before getting more serious in a relationship »
At a financial literacy class for women, a class participant told the group that her relationship with a man she was datin...
Thursday, May 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Seven Steps To A Better Credit Score »
Whether it’s by accumulating credit card debt, missing a few debt payments, doing a short sale, or even filing for bankrup...
Thursday, May 23, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Five Percent of Consumers Had Errors on Their Credit Reports, Results in Less Favorable Terms »
A Federal Trade Commission study of the U.S. credit reporting industry found that five percent of consumers had errors on...

Scam & Fraud
Sunday, June 5, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Voice of the Consumer: 5 arrested in IRS scam phone calls »
I'm thrilled to tell you about more arrests in the largest phone fraud scam ever. Click here to read the full article...
Wednesday, March 9, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
7 Costly Scams that Target Senior Citizens »
Fraudsters prey on seniors As many senior citizens spend their retirement traveling with family, pursuing second careers...
Wednesday, October 30, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado Briefs: Man running jury duty scam »
DENVER (AP) — Jefferson County officials say a man pretending to be a sheriff’s employee is telling people they missed jur...
Monday, May 20, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Consumer Alert: Scammers target people trying to get rid of debt »
LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Millions of Americans are still struggling with growing debt after the economic downtown. If you'r...
Wednesday, May 15, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Utilities Scam Spreading In Pueblo, Colorado Springs »
Scammers are making threats that hit close to home and some are falling for it. Two southern Colorado utility compani...

Student Loans
Friday, January 20, 2017   (0 Comments - view/add)
Colorado’s For-Profit College Students Struggle to Graduate, Pay Off Steep Debt Burdens »
According to the Center for Responsible Lending: Students at Colorado’s for-profit colleges have less favorable outcome...
Monday, June 20, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
Tips for Paying Off Your Student Loans if You Didn’t Finish College »
You’ve decided to leave college. Maybe you’re becoming an entrepreneur, or you’ve concluded that higher education isn’t ri...
Sunday, June 19, 2016   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Student-Loan Data Shows Higher Repayments But Higher Distress »
The Education Department has just released a new set of data covering the state of the federal student loan portfolio at t...
Wednesday, November 6, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
Study: Student Debt Increasing for Four-Year Graduates »
This October, the U.S. Department of Education released the brief report "Degrees of Debt." The report compares the effect...
Tuesday, November 5, 2013   (0 Comments - view/add)
New Student Loan Rules Add Protections for Borrowers »
If you are a former student having trouble paying back college debt, you may be relieved to hear that the Education Depart...

CUA Announcements
Thursday, September 13, 2018
CUA is Sponsoring the FREE Financial Planning Day, October 13th »
CUA is sponsoring the 2018 FREE Financial Planning Day, which is put on by the Financial Planning Association of Colorado....
Friday, January 20, 2017
CUA Begins Community Event Sponsorship »
Attention CUA Members and the community: CUA is now sponsorship community events that are related to our mission.  ...