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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Motley Fool

7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit
Huffington Post
Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build your credit score, assuming you use it responsibly. The revolving-credit trade line will help you establish a pattern of payment behavior and credit use, which have the most influence on your ...
3 Strategies to Pay Off Your Credit CardsU.S. News & World Report
The Best Credit Cards for Your Holiday ShoppingMotley Fool
Ways to Save: 3 best credit cards this holiday seasonWFAA
Credit.com News (blog)
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6 Surprising Ways Having Bad Credit Hurts
Huffington Post
It's been said many times that having a low credit score can hurt your finances. From being denied a credit card to receiving a high-interest rate on an auto loan, poor credit will hurt you. In addition to the recognizable consequences, there are a few ...

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Reuters

EU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse for taking part in cartels
Reuters
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - JPMorgan (JPM.N), UBS (UBSN.VX) and Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) were fined a total of 94 million euros ($120 million) by the European Commission for taking part in cartels in the financial sector. The Commission handed JPMorgan a ...
EU fines JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse total $120 millionFox Business
Exclusive: EU To Fine JPMorgan, UBS, Credit Suisse Over Swiss Franc Libor ...Business Insider

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TIME

How Can I Get Medical Bills In Collections Off My Credit Report?
Forbes
The Fair Isaac Corporation, the company whose credit score is most widely used by lenders, announced in August that it would start calculating scores differently. Its new FICO 9 model weighs medical debt in collections less than it does other types of ...
4 Hobbies That Could Wreck Your Credit ScoreU.S. News & World Report (blog)
Getting Started: Common mistakes that could hurt a credit scoreValdosta Daily Times

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LowCards.com

Citibank to start offering free credit scores to credit card customers; Chase ...
The Plain Dealer - cleveland.com
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Citibank in January will become the second major credit card issuer to provide FICO credit scores to customers every month. The move, coming more than a year after Discover became the first major issuer to include credit scores with ...
Citibank to Provide Free Credit Scores to CardholdersLowCards.com

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CNET

Staples Investigates 'Potential Issue' Involving Credit Card Data
Huffington Post
Cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs reported Monday night that banks have identified a pattern of fraudulent debit card and credit card transactions at a "small number" of Staples stores across the Northeast, including seven locations in Pennsylvania ...
Staples probes potential theft of customer credit card dataCNET
Staples Investigates Potential Data Breach In The NortheastForbes
Staples Likely The Latest Retailer Hacked For Customer Credit CardsDaily Caller
Christian Science Monitor -ZDNet -Bloomberg
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New York Post

More tweens get credit cards, but is it smart to put them in charge?
New York Post
And while the Credit CARD Act of 2009 tried to slow marketing to already-debt-ridden college students, innovations like Visa Buxx, the ubiquitous prepaid spending card, specifically target teens. (“Upload your own photo to create a unique card that ...


Mac Rumors

Apple Pay already works internationally, but only with US credit cards
Apple Insider
Apple Pay already works internationally, but only with US credit cards. By Sam Oliver. Though Apple Pay is only advertised to work in the U.S. at the moment, users have found that the tap-to-pay functionality found in the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus is ...
Apple Pay Shown to Work Internationally Using U.S.-Based Credit CardsMac Rumors
Apple Pay Versus Credit or Debit CardsGuardian Liberty Voice
Putting a finger on credit card fraudConsumerReports.org
Cult of Mac -abc40
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USA TODAY

Avoiding credit mistakes 20-somethings make
USA TODAY
The world of credit and finances can be daunting when you're in your 20s and just setting out on your own. Many of us tend to avoid those areas of our lives that are a bit scary, but keep in mind that your credit and finances are two of the most ...
10 easy ways to boost your credit scoreDetroit Free Press
How Often Does Your Credit Score Change?Huffington Post
7 Credit Myths You Thought Could Hurt Your Score, but Don'tNASDAQ
kjrh.com -Elko Daily Free Press -Wall Street Journal (blog)
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Wall Street Journal

Don't Bank On Easier Mortgage Credit
Wall Street Journal
This kind of rule tinkering isn't likely to loosen credit availability noticeably, at least in the short term. Banks are twice shy, while also looking at loans through the prism of what they would be willing to keep on their own books. What's more ...
Frannie, Freddie to Ease Credit RequirementsFox Business
Fannie-Freddie Clarify Buyback Rules in Bid to Ease CreditBloomberg
Federal Housing Finance Agency Unveils Plan to Loosen Rules on MortgagesNew York Times
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