19,178 Identity Theft Victims Per Day - Are You One Of Them?

Identity theft statistics are shocking. And we are told that it will only become worse, before it gets any better. Are you likely to be affected? According to recent studies, up to 7,000,000 people become identity theft victims each year, in the United States alone. That's over 19,000 cases a... Read More

Credit Damage: Getting Compensated for Your Loss

Until recently lawyers for victims of credit damage had little possibility to collect for damages beyond medical treatment, lost wages and property loss. Insurance companies threw up their hands in sympathy, claiming victims can only be compensated for what can be measured - tangible goods and services. But, what happens... Read More

3 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score by 50 Points In Less Than 30 Days

In Less Than 30 Days. "What can you do to increase that set of three numbers on your credit report that can be so important with your financing?" I came across this question as I was surfing discussion groups the other day. Check out my answer: Dear Friend, Here are... Read More

To Repair Credit Is No longer Satisfactory - Learn How To Earn A Millionaires Credit In 30 Days...

To repair your bad credit does not necessarily mean that you now have a good credit, absolutely not. When most people have bad credit, they either purchase a credit repair book or seek a credit expert help. But before you do anything about your bad credit you need to understand... Read More

4 Steps to Creating Good Credit

As a consumer you've learned the importance of establishing a good credit rating with your lenders. Whether you are shopping for a new home or auto, or searching for the best deals on insurance, your credit worthiness will be judged by your credit rating or credit score.A bad credit history... Read More

Beware of Falling Minimum Payments

If you opened a credit card statement recently and were pleasantly surprised to find that your minimum payment due was lowered, don't be so quick to "jump for joy". What may appear as a small boost to your monthly budget is actually the rock that can weigh you down in... Read More

Convenience Can Be Costly

You've just opened your credit card bill and attached to your statement you find a "convenience check" included. It may already be filled out with a dollar amount such as $300, $500, or even $1,000. Your mind fills with ideas of what you could buy with this "instant" money. A... Read More

Credit Repair Scams

"Erase Bad Debt !""Remove Negative Items From Your Credit Report"You've probably seen these headlines and others just like it promising to clean up or "fix" bad credit. For someone who suffers from a bad or poor credit rating, these headlines are certainly an appealing offer.Imagine finally being able to buy... Read More

Debit Card vs. Credit Card, What Are The Differences ?

Ah, the "good old days". If you are a baby boomer, like me, then you probably remember how important it was to rush to the bank on payday. You had to get there before the teller lanes closed so that you could have your "cash allowance" for the week. Otherwise,... Read More

How Healthy Is Your Credit

There's only one way to discover the "health" of your credit. You need to examine your credit report. Your credit report is your "consumer identity" that potential lenders will use to judge your credit worthiness.Use these tips to give your credit profile the "tune-up" it needs for 2004.Tip #1- Check... Read More

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Students should establish credit (responsibly) now
protect your info Somewhere between orientation and graduation, college students should become aware of their credit history and begin to establish a good credit score, a move which could save them a lot of money down the same road that leads to their ...

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Can you buy a good credit score?
CBS News
Under most credit scoring models used today, paying off a bad debt does not remove it from your credit. Sure, you can try to negotiate with a collection agency to remove a collection account if you pay it in full, but they aren't obligated to do that ...
Are Free Credit Scores Really Free?U.S. News & World Report

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JP Morgan Expects $869 Million in Credit for Consumer Mortgage Actions
Wall Street Journal
The bank calculates it should receive about $869 million worth of credit for actions like slashing mortgage debts for struggling homeowners and lending to low-income home buyers, according to a report released Wednesday by Joseph Smith, who was hired ...

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New York City Should Lead on Banning Credit Discrimination
Huffington Post
So it's entirely appropriate that New York City is now poised to pass the nation's strongest law prohibiting employment discrimination against job applicants and current employees based on their personal credit history. And while employment credit ...

Metropolitan Opera's Credit Rating Is Under Review for Possible Downgrade
New York Times
Moody's said that while those agreements “should benefit long-term operating performance,” it was still weighing a possible downgrade of the Met's credit rating in light of what it called a “softening” of both ticket sales and contributions from donors.

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Credit card changes: A year from now, you may be 'dipping' instead of 'swiping'
LANSING, MI -- Credit card holders may be getting new cards in the next year as major issuers like Visa and MasterCard urge retailers to switch technology to cut down on fraudulent purchases. What it means is that you likely will "dip" your card - more ...
9 Credit Card Perks People Often OverlookPOPSUGAR (blog)

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5 Vital Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Credit Card
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Applying for a credit card may not be as major a decision as applying for a mortgage or auto loan, but the card you end up with could either cost or save you hundreds of dollars in interest and rewards, so it's worth spending some time researching and ...
Should you give your teen a credit card?kjrh.com
Credit card issuance to slow because of limitationJakarta Post

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Tech Firms Chip Away At Credit Cards' Share Of Transactions
Companies including PayPal and Apple are competing to convince merchants and consumers to use their swipe-and-go mobile payment systems. Credit card breaches may speed up the use of digital wallets. Share. Facebook; Twitter. Google+. Email.

How To Blow Off Credit Card, Banking Fees
According to a recent survey by Creditcards.com, “Nearly nine out of 10 credit cardholders who asked their credit card issuers to waive a late payment fee were successful. And about two-thirds of cardholders who asked for a lower interest rate were ...

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Customers can't access their accounts after credit union makes changes
MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Customers with a Memphis credit union are furious. They can't get to their money, and say they were never told about the changes. They say many problems were created when Hospitality Federal Credit Union became In Touch Credit ...

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