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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
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.  ...