Credit Blog

Here you'll find my latest podcasts and new articles. And, as always, I am happy to answer your credit questions!

Sep 28, 2014

Involunatarily Hospitalized: Do I Have to Pay?

John was recently hospitalized against his will, after he vented to a suicide hotline that put them on hold indefinitely. As a result, he is facing $2000 bill. He shared his story recently with me for the Credit.com blog. The story also ran on Yahoo! where there were over 1000 comments in just a few hours!

While John's story may seem unique, I've heard many complaints from people who have received what they believed to be unnecessary medical tests or treatment, sometimes against their protests. When they try to fight it, the bill may be sent to collections and their credit reports are damaged for seven years.

What do you think? Should John have to pay this bill? Have you been billed for medical services you believe were unwarranted? I'd love to hear your comments!

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Feb 13, 2014

How to Get Maximum Reward Points

My guest Brian Kelly caught the rewards points bug when he was only 13 years old and help a family trip to the Grand Cayman Islands using mostly reward

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Jan 22, 2014

Do I Have to Pay My Child’s Medical Debt If I Didn't Sign For It?

A listener wants to know if he is responsible for his child's medical bills even though he never signed anything taking legal responsibility for those

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Jan 16, 2014

Soldier of Finance

Soldier of Finance is one of my favorite books of 2013 and here I talk with the author, Jeff Rose, who shares some of his advice and experiences that helped

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Jan 08, 2014

Big Coupon Savings With The CVS Drugstore Game

My guest Amanda Grossman got $2800 in free products at CVS over four years. That's about $700 in free stuff every year! In this interview she teaches you

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Jan 06, 2014

Confessions of a Credit Junkie

She’s a credit card expert and well-known financial journalist now, but years ago, Beverly Harzog was in credit card trouble. She had maxxed out seven

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Jan 06, 2014

DIY Credit Repair

Have you thought about hiring a credit repair company? Or are you trying to figure out if you can do it yourself? In this podcast, I explain what credit

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Jan 05, 2014

How to Afford to Go Back To College

College is hard enough, but what about when you are an adult trying to juggle a job or family while you try to get your degree? Joining me to explain

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Dec 19, 2013

An Easy Way to Save

As Americans, we aren't doing a great job saving money. 40% of Americans haven't saved anything and only 55% have more in savings than in credit card debt.

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Dec 16, 2013

How to Save $1000 a Month

Brian O'Connor had a mission: to see if he could cut $1000 a month from his family's spending without sacrificing the essentials. But it wasn't enough

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Dec 12, 2013

Balance Transfer Offers Are Back

Looking to consolidate your debt or lower your interest rates with a credit card balance transfer? CardRatings.com's Curtis Arnold shares the latest deals

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Dec 12, 2013

Free Credit Card Benefits and More

Are you missing out on freebies on your credit card? In this episode I describe some great credit card perks you want to make sure you take advantage of.

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Dec 12, 2013

Credit Cards to Rebuild Credit

Trying to get your credit back on track? Beverly Harzog joins me to share her picks for the best credit cards for rebuilding credit - including cards for

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Dec 12, 2013

FHA Loan MIP Changes

FHA loans can be great if you need a low down payment mortgage or if your credit isn't so hot. But they are going to get more expensive. Find out what's

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Dec 12, 2013

New Solution For Underwater Homeowners

If you are one of the millions of Americans whose home is upside down, aka an underwater mortgage you won't want to miss this interview with Mark Moore.

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