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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U.S. News & World Report

How to Claim the Saver's Credit
U.S. News & World Report
The saver's credit can be worth as much as $1,000 for individuals and $2,000 for couples who save in 401(k)s and individual retirement accounts. And this tax credit can be claimed in addition to the tax deduction for traditional retirement account ...

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Staples confirmed hackers stole more than 1M credit cards in significant data ...
Staples on Friday confirmed that some of its stores were hit by hackers this year, who were able to steal up to 1.16 million credit cards and debit cards during various periods of time, with a few locations having been hit as far back as April 2014.
How Staples' credit breach compares to a year of hacksWSB Atlanta
Nationwide Credit Card Data Breach Affects Four Mass. Staples StoresBoston.com
Staples says 1.16 million credit card numbers stolen in breachCBS News
TIME -International Business Times -Credit.com News (blog)
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Omaha World-Herald

5 situations when choosing credit over debit is a must
Omaha World-Herald
While being debit-card-free has great advantages, particularly because I earn between 2 percent and 6 percent in credit card rewards on everything I purchase, it wasn't easy learning how to use credit cards like debit cards. And because of the ...
5 Signs That You Shouldn't Be Using Credit CardsThe Consumerist
Can I Get a Gas Card with Fair Credit?NerdWallet (blog)
5 People Who Should Avoid Credit Cards Like the PlagueCredit.com News (blog)
Charleston Post Courier
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Jackson Sun

Leaders Credit Union continues impressive growth
Jackson Sun
"Leaders Credit Union enjoys a strong brand presence in the community, but we're growing and changing just like any other local business should and does," Swims said. "Very soon, Leaders Credit Union will look and feel very different, and our hope is ...

Does your credit card issuer know how much you make?
CBS News
Most issuers rely on the income that applicants state on their credit card applications. But that doesn't mean you can make up anything you want. First, you don't want to set off alarm bells by stating income you don't receive. "It has to be reasonable ...

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Citic Bigger Than Credit Suisse, Nearing UBS: Chart of the Day
The CHART OF THE DAY shows Citic's market value has about doubled in the past month to $55 billion as of Dec. 19, surpassing Credit Suisse Group AG (CSGN) and approaching UBS Group AG (UBSG), data compiled by Bloomberg show. The lower panel ...

Business Insider

Here's Why You Shouldn't Let Your Credit Card Expire
Business Insider
The problem with an account closing is its effect on your credit utilization rate, or the percentage of available credit you're currently using. The less you use, the better for your credit score, and decreasing the total amount of credit available to ...

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CTA Credit Union Headed To Beverly
The credit union rooted at the Chicago Transit Authority's 74th Street Depot has simply moved to 10057 S. Western Ave. in Beverly, said Charles Peterson, treasurer and manager of the facility that replaces Munro Landscaping Inc. at the busy intersection.

Boston Herald

Booting Up: A cure for credit card debt
Boston Herald
'Tis the season for credit card debt, but don't fear: We've got you covered with a list of some of the top digital tools to help you dig yourself out of that financial holiday hole. The average consumer is expected to spend more than $800 on gifts for ...

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How to Avoid Credit Score and Credit Report Scams
Consumers' interest in their credit scores, and their credit in general, is yet another hook for those running scams. Whether it's to get you to pay for things you shouldn't, get your personal information or steal your identity, scams involving credit ...

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7 Consumer Credit Laws You Should Know if You are Trying to Repair Your Credit

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Building Business Credit

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7 Surefire Ways To Repair Bad Credit

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Credit Counseling -- Why It Doesnt Work For Most Debtors

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Is Your Credit Score Being Held Against You?

Credit Scores That HurtIs your credit score being held against... Read More

How To Use Your Credit Cards Wisely

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Are You The Only One Using Your Name?

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Credit Card Balance Transfers Explained

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Free Credit Report - Really

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Identity Theft ? Additional Protection for Soldiers on Active Duty

Congress passed the Fair Credit Reporting Act several years ago... Read More

The Things That UK Lenders Like to See on Your Credit File, (and? What They Don?t Like to See!)

Lenders are quite fussy about what they like to see... Read More

Credit Repair Services vs. Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair

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Pitfalls of the Credit Industry

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Good Credit Is a Necessity for Everyday Living

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Your Credit Score

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Do You Know The Top Five Credit Card Mistakes?

When you're dealing with credit cards, you're playing with fire.... Read More

Legislators Ponder New Credit Protection Laws

Legislators in Washington, D.C. are considering several credit-related consumer protections... Read More

All You Wanted to Know of Bad Credit

Martin Henderson is in a fix these days. Because of... Read More

Useful Tips on Using Credit Cards

Here are some useful tips on using credit cards. Whether... Read More

Winning The Credit Game!

Everywhere we go, the word credit can be found, shining... Read More

Sound Advice For First Time Credit Card Users

If you are just entering the world of credit cards,... Read More

Useful Tips On Avoiding Credit and Charge Card Fraud

Credit and charge card fraud costs cardholders and issuers hundreds... Read More

Credit Problems? Heres How to Manage Your Creditors

If you find that creditors are calling you almost daily... Read More

Warning: Free Credit Report Imposter Websites Springing Up on the Web

A recent amendment to the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act... Read More