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:


Bumpy Road for Bill to Ban Credit Checks for Job Applicants
New York Times
For nearly a year now, advocates for struggling New Yorkers have argued that the stars were aligned for passage of a powerful pro-worker statute: A law that would prohibit employers from denying jobs to applicants with poor credit histories. Mayor Bill ...

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USA TODAY

Start-ups expand alternative credit scoring
USA TODAY
Currently, alternative credit assessment is primarily the territory of peer-to-peer lenders and other non-traditional loan originators. Many start-ups have started relying on social media profiles and other publicly available information to help assess ...


Bloomberg

Life Goes On After Deutsche Bank for Cut European Credit Traders
Bloomberg
(Bloomberg) -- Credit traders let go by Deutsche Bank AG at the end of last year are finding demand for their skills at other investment banks and firms that are bolstering their fixed-income businesses. Colin Webb and Dray Simpson started new roles in ...
Ex-Deutsche Bank traders find new credit gigs as rivals hireGulf Times

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Macworld

The Apple Store will give you credit for old Android phones
Macworld
If you're ready to defect to the iPhone from Android or BlackBerry, the Apple Store will welcome you with open arms—and some store credit. Apple retail stores are expanding their trade-in programs beyond the iPhone and iPad to include “select ...
Apple offers credit to iPhone buyers who trade in their Android smartphonesGeekWire
Apple Now Accepting Android, BlackBerry & Windows Phone Trade-Ins For ...The Consumerist
You can now trade-in your Android, Windows or BlackBerry smartphone for ...The Next Web

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Christian Science Monitor

Six credit card myths debunked
Christian Science Monitor
Credit cards are a cornerstone of Americans' purchasing habits, but knowing how to use them is important. And part of that is knowing how to separate truth from myth when it comes to credit cards.
20 easy ways millennials can boost their creditLas Vegas Review-Journal

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Forbes

Smart Ways To Use Credit Cards For Hotel Loyalty Points
Forbes
“The most lucrative way to earn free nights is to sign up for the co-branded rewards credit cards,” says Holly Johnson, personal finance blogger behind the site, Club Thrifty. She is going on a week-long vacation in Jamaica with her family next week ...


Christian Science Monitor

Five ways to boost your credit score
Christian Science Monitor
With the huge amount of information about credit scores out there, it can be difficult to figure out what 'tips' will actually help your credit. Here are five proven, relatively simple ways to raise your credit score.


TWC News

Police: Credit Card Data Taken From Local Car Wash
TWC News
Rotterdam police said debit and credit card data taken from a local car wash has been used in purchases throughout the U.S. and Canada. Reporter Emily Deficiani has more. ROTTERDAM, N.Y. -- Issues have been found with a Rotterdam car wash in ...
Police warn of credit card breaches at local car washNEWS10 ABC
Colonial Car Wash credit breaches investigatedAlbany Times Union
Customer credit card information stolen from washCarwash Online

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Money Talk (Q&A): Retirement planning, credit freeze
OregonLive.com
Dear Liz: Is there a way to lock my credit history and access to prevent the unscrupulous from opening accounts in my name? Maybe I'm rare, but I have enough existing credit cards, don't have a mortgage and essentially have no debt, and I want to keep ...


Premera's family credit monitoring offer plagued by bugs of its own
GeekWire
Premera Blue Cross is offering free credit monitoring from Experian to help protect customers from a sophisticated online attack that potentially gave hackers access to personal information from up to 11 million of its members. But people trying to ...

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