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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Wall Street Journal

Stock Market Investors Should Watch the Credit Canary
Wall Street Journal
Investors might already feel they are juggling with China, the U.S. Federal Reserve, commodities and fluctuating stocks, but it is worth keeping an eye on another ball in the air: the U.S. credit market. Yields on U.S. junk bonds recently hit their ...


U.S. News & World Report (blog)

3 Credit Cards College Students Should Consider
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
For those who do want them, credit cards just aren't always easy to come by. The Credit CARD Act of 2009 pulled the plug on banks advertising on campus – no more free pizzas or T-shirts just for signing up for a card – and also require anyone under 21 ...
Can I Share a Credit Card With Someone?STLtoday.com
4 Credit Cards That Give BackCredit.com News (blog)
Do You Have to Be a Student to Get a Student Credit Card?NerdWallet (blog)
Huffington Post -MoneySense -London Free Press
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AL.com

Alabama takes over one of the state's largest credit unions
AL.com
The Alabama Credit Union Administration board voted on Thursday to take over Alabama One Credit Union and its $600 million in assets due to financial mismanagement and a number of improprieties involving several key executives and officers. All told ...
Alabama One Credit Union taken over by stateTuscaloosa News (subscription)
Alabama One Credit Union in Tuscaloosa placed in conservatorshipAlabama's News Leader

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Credit.com News (blog)

5 Reasons You Have a Bad Credit Score
Credit.com News (blog)
A few questions for you: First, have you checked your credit score lately? If not, you might want to do that. It's one of those habits that everyone knows they should do but often forgets to do until something bad happens — like how you only remember ...
Myths and realities of down payments, credit9NEWS.com

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WWL

New York teens arrested in Houma buffet credit card skimming scam
WWL
Terrebonne Parish sheriff's detectives have arrested two female suspects in connection with a credit-card skimming scam at Dynasty Buffet in Houma last month, Sheriff Jerry Larpenter said. Wendy Liu, 17, and Ke Xin Lin, 18, both of Brooklyn N.Y., were ...
2 NYC teens arrested in Houma Chinese buffet credit card skimming operationWDSU New Orleans
Suspects arrested in credit card skimming at buffetHouma Courier

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THV 11

Consumer Alert: Be cautious with credit
THV 11
Credit cards serve a great purpose, but consumers need to remember that carrying balances on credit cards can be quite costly, especially if cardholders make only the minimum monthly payments because late charges and accrued interest continue to build ...


Credit.com News (blog)

6 Things to Consider When You Start Paying Your Student Loans
Credit.com News (blog)
Paying your loan late is the last thing you want to do since it will cost you in late charges and will negatively impact your credit score. (If you want to see how your loans and payment history affect your credit, you can get your credit score for ...

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McKeesport schools seeks credit line until state budget passes
Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The McKeesport Area School District is opening a line of credit to provide needed funds until the state passes its budget. The board voted to open the account with PNC Bank at its Aug. 19 meeting. Business manager David Seropian said the district is ...


Credit.com News (blog)

Will Taking a New Job Hurt My Homebuying Chances?
Credit.com News (blog)
We asked Scott Sheldon, a senior loan officer in Sonoma, Calif., and a Credit.com contributor, and he said the answer could depend on what kind of job, and whether it involves a relocation. The best-case scenario, Sheldon said, would be a job in the ...

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Detroit Free Press

New chip tech coming to credit cards
Detroit Free Press
Techies are calling the upcoming shift in how we will use our credit cards at the store something like "dip the chip." It's not a bad way of explaining things. Instead of swiping our plastic, we'll be able to slide or dip our chip-equipped credit cards ...
Chip credit cards: Can they be hacked?WKMG Orlando
Businesses to be liable for fraud under new credit card policyWPDE
EMV Credit Cards: Beware Misleading Equipment Sales TacticsPractical Ecommerce

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