Links of the week

May 26, 2009 by Todd Murray · Leave a Comment 

Change is Coming to Your Wallet. The Washington Post has a great article highlighting many of the provisions of the recently enacted credit card bill of rights. The new law will take effect in 9 months.

Credit Card Law Will Curb FreeCreditReport.com Ads. This article from the Huffington Post points out one of the lesser known, but important, provisions of the credit card bill of rights. The new law targets misleading ads for “free” credit reports that aren’t actually free. The only place to get a truly free copy of your credit report is at AnnualCreditRreport.com.

Home Prices Continue to Decline in March. Home prices fell 19.1% in the first quarter of 2009 compared to the same time period in 2008. National prices have fallen to 2002 levels and are down 32.2% from their peak in 2006.