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:


Got Bad Credit? You'd Better Start Getting New Credit
NEW YORK (MainStreet) — When you have bad credit, getting your credit good again is going to involve some use of credit. It's a Catch-22 that many people have trouble figuring out. Simply not using credit will not help you to raise your credit score ...

Shape Magazine

What Your Credit Score Says About Your Relationship
Shape Magazine
Your credit score might predict how well you manage money, how likely you are to default on a loan, even your financial security—and now you can add a new predictor to that list: how likely you are to find lasting love. Yes, your credit score may be ...
What Your Credit Score Says About Your Relationship StatusTIME
Your Credit Score May Predict The Sucess Of Your Long-Term Relationship, New ...Bustle
Do People With High Credit Scores Have Better Relationships?Credit.com News (blog)
Washington Post (blog) -Womans Day (blog) -Money Talks News (blog)
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Why Commodity-Based Credit Worries are Spreading
Wall Street Journal (blog)
Credit concerns once restricted to energy companies are rippling across the high-yield bond market. Investors are demanding bonds from low-rated companies yield more than 7 percentage points above U.S. Treasurys – the widest premium in more than ...

Credit.com News (blog)

How to Help Your Kids With Their Lousy Credit
Credit.com News (blog)
“A good FICO credit score, the gateway to obtaining or improving credit, can be achieved by simply one credit account in the young person's name that was: 1) opened at least six months ago, and 2) was last reported to the credit bureau by the creditor ...

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The Fiscal Times

Here's Why Millennials Have the Lowest Credit Scores
The Fiscal Times
Maintaining a good credit score is critical for personal financial success, but many millennials aren't making it a priority. Just 48 percent of millennials know their credit score (compared to 60 percent of Boomers), and only 37 percent of millennials ...
Millennials Worry Less About Credit Scores Than Boomers: SurveyNational Mortgage News
Millennials Struggle To Manage Credit While Boomers Express ConfidenceCPAPracticeAdvisor.com

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Tax credit proposal is an investment in clean energy
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
The POWER Act would improve the tax credit for those that install combined heat and power (CHP) systems and provide a tax credit for the commissioning of waste heat to power (WHP) systems. By producing both heat and power from a single source of fuel, ...


This week: The Fed, the service sector and consumer credit
A light week of economic news will be highlighted by minutes of the Federal Reserve's pivotal Sept. 17 meeting, at which policymakers decided to delay the central bank's first interest rate hike in nearly a decade. And reports on the service sector and ...

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Wall Street Journal

African Reliance on Foreign Debt is 'Madness,' Warns Credit Suisse CEO Tidjane ...
Wall Street Journal
Lenders in African nations must instead find domestic savings to invest in local projects, said the Ivory Coast-born banker who took charge of Zurich-based Credit Suisse in June. Mr. Thiam's warning comes after countries on the continent where he was ...

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Motley Fool

How to Choose a First Time Credit Card
Motley Fool
If you're a young adult, getting a credit card can be a smart financial move – it can help build your credit for the future, and can allow you to make purchases where debit cards and cash aren't accepted, like hotel rooms. However, with all of the ...
Best Credit Cards for Folks Who Don't DriveNerdWallet (blog)
5 Ways That Your Credit Card May Cost You More Than You WantedKgab
Tangerine targets big-bank credibility with money-back credit cardThe Globe and Mail (subscription)

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It Looks Like Free Money Is Available in the Credit Market
The skew, or difference between the price of the CDX index and its underlying constituents hit negative 30 basis points this week, a level not seen since 2012 -- when credit markets were roiled in the wake of a large seafaring mammal. Normally when the ...

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