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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Halstead Gazette

How to improve credit scores
Los Angeles Times
Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off ...
Women at the helm of Central City Credit Union Mortgage CenterMarshfield News-Herald

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WRTV Indianapolis

This Week In Credit Card News--Free Annual Credit Scores, Another Massive ...
Forbes
Several Senators are proposing a bill that would mandate all consumers have access to free annual credit scores. The Stop Errors in Credit Use and Reporting (SECURE) Act is attempting to reduce the problems consumers experience through errors in their ...
4 rewards credit cards that can help pay for your tripMarketWatch
Richest credit card rewards for travelersCBS News
How Do I Pay Off $7500 in Credit Card Debt?Fox Business
WRTV Indianapolis -Health Care News
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Feds: Credit Card Fraud Boss Threatened Rival Would Be 'Cut Into Pieces'
CBS Local
CHICAGO (STMW) – The alleged Chicago boss of an international credit card fraud racket has ties to organized crime in Bulgaria, kidnapped a man in Chicago and robbed him of $800,000, ordered a beating and warned a rival would be “cut into pieces,” feds ...

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Average credit card interest up to shocking 21%
New York Post
Credit card companies know there's no free lunch, but they're letting more customers get a taste as an enticement by gouging their existing card members. The average credit card interest rate for people with fair credit has hit a shocking 21 percent ...


3 Million Customer Credit, Debit Cards Stolen in Michaels, Aaron Brothers ...
Krebs on Security
Nationwide arts and crafts chain Michaels Stores Inc. said today that two separate eight-month-long security breaches at its stores last year may have exposed as many as 3 million customer credit and debit cards. michaels The disclosure, made jointly ...


How To Use A Secured Card To Rebuild Your Credit
Forbes
Who among us hasn't needed a second chance? Or a first opportunity? For the millions of Americans who were battered by the Great Recession and came out of it with a tattered credit score, plus the legions of young people who haven't had a chance to ...


Dual-credit college courses now cheaper in SD
The State
The girls have spent a total of around $14,400 in tuition to take two three-credit hour courses a semester at the University Center-Rapid City for what is known as the dual credit program, which gives students an opportunity to take high school and ...

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abc11.com

Cash, credit card stolen from Cumberland County school
abc11.com
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (WTVD) -- The Cumberland County Sheriff's Office is looking for a woman who allegedly took cash and a credit card from an elementary school. Investigators said it happened April 14 at Cliffdale Elementary School during a book fair.
Lawmen seeking woman accused of stealing money, credit card from purse at ...Fayetteville Observer

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The Wire

Crafts store Michaels confirms 3 million credit card numbers stolen in hack
The Verge
Back in January, arts and crafts retail giant Michaels announced that it was investigating a potential security breach, and now the company has confirmed that millions of credit cards may have been compromised by a cyberattack. The company says that ...
Craft Store Michaels Confirms Data Breach Affecting 2.6 Million Credit CardsThe Consumerist
Michaels Confirms Security Breach, 2.6 Million Credit Cards CompromisedFox17
Attention Scrapbookers: Michaels Confirms Credit Card Data BreachThe Wire
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Why Putin Isn't Scared by $115 Billion of Debt: Russia Credit
Bloomberg
“The amount of cash on balances of Russian companies, committed credit lines from banks and the operating cash flows they will get is sufficient for the companies to comfortably service their liabilities,” Denis Perevezentsev, an analyst at Moody's in ...

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