Will a credit freeze prevent my credit card company from increasing my credit limit?

June 18, 2014 22:42 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: If I place a credit freeze on my credit report, will it prevent a credit card company from increasing the credit limit on my credit card? Consumer Ed says:  A credit freeze will prevent most parties from accessing your credit report or credit score, but it probably wouldn&r... [More]

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Seller sold me a vehicle that would not pass emissions; what are my rights?

June 4, 2014 22:09 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I purchased a vehicle from a private seller that had currently not passed emissions testing. When I asked the seller at the point of sale about the vehicle passing emissions, he stated that the car was in passing order. When the vehicle subsequently failed the emissions test, I co... [More]

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Lease says landlord can keep my security deposit when I move out

May 21, 2014 22:04 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I found an apartment I really like.  The landlord wants me to sign a lease that would allow him to keep my security deposit when I move out, even if I stay for the full lease term (one year), give him 60 days' notice that I do not wish to renew the lease, and there are no dam... [More]

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