Identity thief ruins Halifax man’s credit rating

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Identity thief ruins Halifax man’s credit rating

A Halifax man is warning about the dangers of identity theft after someone else’s lavish spending ruined his credit rating.

Don't Let an UGMA Leave You Saying 'Ugh'

UGMA/UTMA accounts offer tax advantages, but beware of pitfalls.

Wells Fargo profits rise despite hit to home mortgages

New York City – US banking giant Wells Fargo Friday reported a 13 percent rise in profits even as the results showed a big drop-off in home mortgages compared with the prior quarter.

States most, least affected by government shutdown

A personal finance portal, WalletHub, has released an intriguing study that ranks the states most and least likely to be hit by the shutdown.

Reforms Could Combat Rising Student Loan Defaults

The most recent student loan default rates released by the Department of Education show that sadly, but not surprisingly, default rates rose for the sixth year in a row.

8 Ways You're Setting Yourself Up for Credit Card Fraud

Applying common sense when using credit cards is always a good rule of thumb, but there will be situations when you increase the risk of becoming a victim of fraud without even realizing it. In fact, more than 12 million Americans were victims of identity theft in 2012, according to the financial services firm Javelin Strategy & Research.

New Personal Finance Game from FICO

Fair Isaac launched a mobile game- FICO Missao: Positivo in Brazil.

America's new isolationism

As President Obama pressed earlier this month for congressional authorization to use force against Syria over a gruesome chemical weapons attack, one reader's comment on a Politico story assessing the president's prospects captured the mood of …