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If you have old debts, collectors may not be able to sue you to collect on them. That's because debt collectors have a limited number of years — known as the statute of limitations — to sue you to collect. After that, your unpaid debts are considered "time-barred." According to the law, a debt More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
The Equal Credit Opportunity Act prohibits credit discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Federal law limits your liability if your credit, ATM, or debit card is lost or stolen, but your liability may depend on how quickly you report the loss or theft. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
This article provides information on obtaining a free copy of your credit report from each of the nationwide consumer reporting companies – Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion – once every 12 months. It also provides guidance on disputing incorrect information on your reports. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you’re considering using the services of a credit counseling organization, here’s what you can expect. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Learn how mortgage servicers operate and what your rights are. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Is a home equity loan or line of credit right for you? Read about abusive lending practices, how to avoid them, and how to save your home. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
If you need money to pay bills or make home improvements, and think the answer is in refinancing, a second mortgage, or a home equity loan, consider your options carefully. If you can't make the required payments, you could lose your home as well as the equity you've built up. This article More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Checklist Tools Website
Date: 3/31/2017
When you apply for a mortgage, the law protects you from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or whether you get public assistance. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017
Homebuyers have protections under The Home Ownership and Equity Protection Act. Find out what loans are covered, what disclosures are required, and what’s not allowed. More information...
Audience: Individual
Type of Resource: Article Website
Date: 3/31/2017