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

In The News:

Wall Street Journal (blog)

Credit Giants Weigh In On Distressed-Debt Market
Wall Street Journal (blog)
That's according to senior executives at credit-investing giants Oaktree Capital Group LLCOAK +2.16% and Blackstone Group LPBX +1.80%, who shared thoughts on distressed investing on earnings calls in recent weeks. Wednesday, Apollo Global ...

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Huffington Post

Are Elite Credit Cards Most Vulnerable to Hackers?
Huffington Post
Protection against fraudulent charges is now considered one of the most important features to consumers looking for a new credit card. But the crooks always seem to be one step ahead of the security features and many cardholders are now wondering if ...
Our old credit cards are costing us HUGE in fraudKomando
Best Credit Cards for Earning Travel MilesNerdWallet (blog)
Signing On for a Sports Credit Card: A Surprisingly Good Way to Root for the ...U.S. News & World Report (blog)
CBS Local -Credit.com News (blog) -Point of Sale News (tm) (press release)
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Behalf Lands Credit, Equity as Funding for Lending Startups Hits Record
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Online lending startups are filling niche after niche of the financial landscape. Short-term loans to small businesses is the one that Behalf Inc. is going after. The startup just received $119 million in commitments, including equity and a credit ...

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Yahoo News (blog)

Local TV reporter confronts the woman accused of stealing his credit card
Yahoo News (blog)
He was told that Farah Parks had checked into room 239 using his credit card number. At check-in she presented a card that had her name on it but was linked to Noviello's account. When the magnetic strip wouldn't swipe, the card's number was entered ...
TV reporter confronts woman who stole his credit card with camera and copsBizPac Review
News reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his credit card numberfox5sandiego.com
Former FOX8 reporter confronts woman accused of stealing his credit card numbermyfox8.com
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Is credit card skimming a Fourth Amendment search?
Washington Post
In United States v. Bah, decided July 24th, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit handed down the first circuit ruling on whether skimming a credit card — swiping the card through a magnetic reader to find out the number and name stored ...


Longtime credit-union manager admits embezzling nearly $2M since 2001
MUSKEGON, MI – Kathryn Sue Simmerman, the longtime manager of Shoreline Federal Credit Union in Norton Shores, has admitted embezzling nearly $2 million from the credit union's cash vault over more than 13 years, according to federal court ...
Former credit union manager embezzled nearly $2MWOODTV.com

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Capital Economics: Looser credit conditions will support mortgage recovery
Capital Economics says that their reading of the market suggests that credit conditions are loosening, albeit very gradually, and that a loosening of credit conditions will help the sluggish recovery. “As it becomes clearer that the housing and wider ...

KSAT San Antonio

Hairbrush leads police to suspect in stolen credit card case
KSAT San Antonio
SAN ANTONIO - A man accused of using credit cards stolen from a woman's's car was identified after the victim spotted her stolen hairbrush in a parked car, according to San Antonio police. David Breen, 27, is accused of using stolen credit cards. An ...

The Daily Advertiser

Five state college institutions removed from negative credit watch
The Advocate
As a result of higher education funding recently approved by the Louisiana Legislature, Standard & Poor's Ratings Services, one of the big three rating agencies, on Wednesday removed Louisiana public universities from its credit watch. Standard & Poor ...
5 college institutions removed from negative credit watchWashington Times
UL, other campuses removed from Credit Watch listThe Daily Advertiser

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Wall Street Journal

S&P Lowers Brazil's Credit Outlook to Negative
Wall Street Journal
BRASÍLIA—Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Tuesday downgraded its outlook for Brazil's sovereign debt, saying the government will have to show firmer resolve to tackle the country's fiscal woes if it hopes to maintain the nation's investment-grade ...
More bad Credit News for Brazil ETFsETF Trends
Brazil's Credit Rating at Risk of Cut to Junk Grade by S&PBloomberg
S&P warns Brazil credit rating at riskFinancial Times
The Fiscal Times
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