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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USA TODAY

3 smart reasons to transfer credit card debt
USA TODAY
A new year inspires new goals. If one of yours is to pay off your existing credit card debt in 2015, a balance transfer card may be the best tool to get it done. A balance transfer means transferring an existing balance on one credit card to another ...
Best Credit Cards For 2015Investopedia
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Making A Credit Card Balance TransferThe Consumerist
It's Not Worth Putting Money From a 0% Credit Card Into SavingsNerdWallet (blog)
Credit.com News (blog) -LowCards.com -STLtoday.com
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USA TODAY

How does your credit score compare to the average?
USA TODAY
As lessons learned during the Great Recession become more distant, consumers are increasingly spending money again on everything from clothes, to cars, to condos, and the bills are piling up, especially for consumers who took a lump or two to their ...
Why Isn't My Credit Score Going Up?Credit.com News (blog)

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T-Mobile says bad credit means half of customers don't qualify for deals
CNNMoney
T-Mobile said it had been considering more than a customer's credit score when evaluating whether they're likely to pay the company each month. But on its top-tier deals, it was rejecting more customers than it was comfortable with. On Thursday, T ...
Sprint guarantees $200 trade-in credit to T-Mobile customersCNET
T-Mobile to Tap Subprime CustomersWall Street Journal

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USA TODAY

Credit cards can be stolen right under your nose
USA TODAY
There are several things people freak out about when their wallets or purses have been stolen: knowing a thief has your ID (and your home address), losing irreplaceable gift cards or cash, and having to cancel your credit cards. That's usually the ...


WCBD

Is a free credit report accurate?
WCBD
Credit report information can vary, depending on when you request it and the credit bureau compiling your report, but as far as whether there's a difference between free credit reports and ones you pay for? There isn't. Free credit reports are no ...
Take the time to look at your credit reportTyler Morning Telegraph

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Credit Suisse considering cost-saving measures after franc's rise -paper
Reuters
ZURICH Jan 25 (Reuters) - Swiss bank Credit Suisse is considering a cost-savings package in response to the recent appreciation of Switzerland's currency, a Swiss newspaper reported on Sunday. The NZZ am Sonntag paper, citing a source close to Credit ...

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Free FICO Credit Scores: Options Grow for Consumers
New York Times
It used to be that your credit score was a well-guarded secret, available only to lenders and banks, which used it to evaluate whether you were likely to pay back a loan. If you wanted to see your score, you typically had to buy it. But this year, it ...
Consumer Alert: Get your credit score free, no strings attachedWJLA
How Bad Is My Credit Score?Investopedia

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Kiplinger Personal Finance

How to Improve Your Credit Scores in 2015
Huffington Post
One of the best ways to do that is to boost your credit scores because this will give you access to a number of useful benefits. From lower interest rates to more credit card offers with generous rewards, your credit scores play a major factor in ...
Habits of People With Excellent Credit ScoresKiplinger Personal Finance
Have you checked your credit report lately?Allentown Morning Call (blog)

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Huffington Post

7 Weird Things That Affect Your Credit Score
Huffington Post
A huge part of the consumer credit score -- about 30 percent for both the FICO score and the VantageScore -- is based on the amount of credit used in relation to the amount of credit available. This is called the debt utilization ratio. People with ...
3 Habits Every Credit Card User Should FollowMotley Fool
5 Balance Transfer Credit Card Mistakes You Can AvoidCredit.com News (blog)
Basics Of Responsible Credit Card OwnershipNasdaq
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Some credit report errors never get fixed
CBS News
Three years after issuing a report revealing that one in five consumers had a documented error on their credit reports, a follow-up study by the Federal Trade Commission found that almost 70 percent still believe that the information they disputed ...
FTC: Credit Report Errors Can Take Years to FixMoney Talks News (blog)

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