Can Your Facebook Friends Really Influence Your Credit Score?

After reading news headlines from CNN to suggesting that it’s just a matter of time before credit reporting bureaus begin using my social media footprint and friendships to rate my credit, I felt sad that I was going to have to drop all the old friends I reconnected with on Facebook after my high school’s 30th reunion.

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Homeowners Need Relief from Huge Flood Insurance Price Hikes

Homeowners across the country shouldn’t be forced to pay for the sudden and dramatic flood insurance premium increases that are the unintended consequence of the Biggert-Waters Flood Insurance Reform Act of 2012, insisted the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® in testimony before the U.S. House Financial Services Subcommittee on Housing and Insurance.

Some homeowners throughout the U.S. have seen their flood insurance rates increase dramatically over the past year.