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Fannie Mae’s plan bolster renters’ credit scores

Exclusive: Fannie Mae's plan bolster renters' credit scoresFor You News Sports Entertainment Life Money Tech Travel OpinionOnly positive payments of renters will be reported (those who fall behind will be unenrolled) and renters can chose to opt out at any time.One in ten adults in the U.S., or about 26 million people, are “credit invisible,” meaning they do not have a credit history with one of the three nationwide credit reporting […]

todaySeptember 27, 2022


Turbulent times call for a bigger, better moat. These ‘resilient’ companies will help investors get there, says Credit Suisse

Investors who have been unsure about the Fed’s no-mercy inflation policy, have likely got the message now. And as markets adjust to the prospect of more hikes from a central bank that plans to “keep at it until it’s done,” with threats of an escalating war in Europe and energy crisis hovering in the background, the S&P 500 SPX, -1.71% may struggle to revisit the summer nadir. “Given today’s [Wednesday’s] […]

todaySeptember 22, 2022


What Credit Score Do You Need?

Terms apply to American Express benefits and offers. Visit to learn more.If you're in the market for a new credit card that offers perks such as higher rewards on dining and grocery shopping, a generous welcome bonus and statement credits for dining and ride-sharing services, look no further than the American Express® Gold Card.New cardholders can earn a lucrative welcome bonus of 60,000 Membership Rewards® points after spending $4,000 within the […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022


Walmart, Target Urge Lawmakers to Pass Bill Taking Aim at Visa, Mastercard Fees

More than 1,600 merchants including Walmart and Target are urging U.S. lawmakers to pass legislation that aims to break the hold that Visa and Mastercard have over the credit-card market. The bill, which Sen. Richard Durbin (D., Ill.) and Sen. Roger Marshall (R., Kan.) introduced in July, would give merchants the right to route many credit-card payments over networks other than Visa and Mastercard. In a letter this week to […]

todaySeptember 14, 2022


Why ‘quantitative tightening’ is the wild card that could sink the stock market

Quantitative monetary easing is credited for juicing stock market returns and boosting other speculative asset values by flooding markets with liquidity as the Federal Reserve snapped up trillions of dollars in bonds during both the 2008 financial crisis and the 2020 coronavirus pandemic in particular. Investors and policy makers may be underestimating what happens as the tide goes out.“I don’t know if the Fed or anybody else truly understands the […]

todaySeptember 10, 2022


Tesla Motors (TSLA) – Elon Musk Calls Out Moody’s As ‘Irrelevant’ In Evaluating Tesla’s Credit Rating

Tesla, Inc. TSLA investors harbor a sense of disappointment over rating agencies giving junk status to their favorite company’s credit.S&P currently rates Tesla a BB+, which is one step below investment grade. At Moody's Corporation MCO, Tesla, despite getting a two-notch upgrade in January, is still at Ba1, the highest among the junk ratings. The agency hinted at moving the company’s credit to investment grade as soon as early next […]

todaySeptember 3, 2022


Fed Plans 2023 Launch of Long-Anticipated Faster Payments System

WASHINGTON—The Federal Reserve is set to launch a long-awaited faster payments system next year, a step that officials say will modernize an outmoded infrastructure and ensure that near-instant payments become widely available.The new system would allow bill payments, paychecks and other common consumer or business transfers to be available quickly and round-the-clock, a change from an existing system that is closed on weekends and can at times take several days […]

todayAugust 29, 2022


MSU Federal Credit Union warns of fake texts as back to school begins

Back-to-school scams are as hot as new backpacks and sneakers. Makes sense. Parents and students are busy knocking items off the back-to-school list and everyone is stressed out and distracted during the last days of summer. Scammers know it's easy to catch you off guard with fake texts that can include the shocking news that someone placed an order for a big ticket item, say an iPhone, on your Amazon account or Apple account. Or […]

todayAugust 23, 2022 3


I’m 65 and want to retire in 6 months. I have a $125K annuity, plus $100K of money that I’m not sure what to do with. Should I get professional help?

Is a financial planner right for you? Getty Images/iStockphoto Question: I had $225,000 in my 401(k) and then I rolled over $125,000 to an annuity at 7%, as I wanted income. I just turned 65 and want to retire in six months, but I don’t know what to do with the other $100,000. What should I do? Should I hire a financial adviser to help?  (Looking for a financial adviser […]

todayAugust 18, 2022 4


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