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:

Wall Street Journal

Credit-Card Firms Ride Wave of Electronic Payments
Wall Street Journal
Consumers are spending more and using cash less, a combination that is driving profits higher at MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc., the largest credit-card payment networks in the world. MasterCard reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday that eclipsed ...

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Top credit cards for college students
Before the CARD Act was passed in 2009 setting limits on credit marketing to students, card issuers regularly marked the start of a new academic term by setting up stands on campus and offering students T-shirts and other incentives to sign up for cards.
Credit cards that might make you screamCBS News
Use corporate credit cards with cautionCincinnati.com
MCX Invites Us Into Their Startling Vision Of Future Credit Card Fee AvoidanceTechCrunch (blog)
ABC2 News -RedEye Chicago -NerdWallet (blog)
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New York Times

A Hedge Fund Manager Vanished After Credit Suisse Accidentally Wired Him ...
Business Insider
According to a New York Times report, two weeks after Credit Suisse wired the money in three transactions to Galbraith, the bank realized that it made a mistake. "At the time of the wire transfers, the hedge fund, Galbraith Capital Investment ...
$1.5 Million Sent in Error to Money Manager (Both Are Missing)New York Times
Credit Suisse, hedge fund fight about $1.5M errorKansas City Business Journal (blog)

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Wall Street Journal

China Eases Monopoly on Handling of Credit-Card Payments
Wall Street Journal
BEIJING—China is taking a step toward easing its grip on credit cards, potentially resolving a long-running trade dispute with the U.S. and allowing foreign companies such as Visa Inc., MasterCard Inc. and other electronic-payment processors to have a ...
China Eases Monopoly on Credit CardsABC News

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How Long Does Negative Information Remain on My Credit Reports?
Huffington Post
Last month I wrote about the Fair Credit Reporting Improvement Act of 2014 and how it could possibly alter how long negative information remains on consumer credit reports. The article prompted several of you to reach out and ask me to clarify just how ...

Who Will Suffer from a Leveraged Credit Shakeout?
CFA Institute Enterprising Investor (blog)
High-yield bonds, typically issued with credit ratings at the bottom of the scale, tend to suffer default surges during troughs in the credit cycle. The first high-yield default surge occurred from 1989 to 1992, and encompassed the collapse of Drexel ...

Why Credit Card Companies Couldn't Stop Hacks At Target And Home Depot
Huffington Post
American Express, Discover, MasterCard and Visa credit cards are displayed for a photograph in New York, U.S., on Tuesday, May 18, 2010. Credit-card firms caught off-guard by U.S. Senate passage of curbs on debit fees are facing what one executive sees ...
7 Ways To Protect Against Credit Card HacksInvestopedia

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Credit union execs credit lower loan rates, new technology for 20000 new ...
Al.com checked five major north Alabama-based credit unions - Huntsville's Redstone Federal Credit Union and North Alabama Educators Credit Union, Decatur's Family Security Credit Union, Muscle Shoals-based TVA Community Credit Union and ...

Business Recorder

UPDATE 3-China banks' bad loans surge, credit crunch could spread west
HONG KONG/SHANGHAI, Oct 30 (Reuters) - China's five biggest banks reported sharply rising bad loans for the third quarter as the economy slows, with one adding that a credit crunch squeezing small companies in the country's export-oriented eastern ...
StanChart Inks Largest Big Four Credit-Linked Note as Sales JumpBloomberg

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Business Insider

Here's Yet Another Thing Your Bad Credit Can Wreck
Business Insider
the credit rating agency Fair Isaac Corp. has created special insurance scores to help insurance companies assess applicants," Kobliner writes. "These work a lot like general credit scores and take into account all the same factors your credit report ...

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Convenience Can Be Costly

You've just opened your credit card bill and attached to... Read More

A Debt Mentality

While working through my own debt situation, and helping others... Read More

Your Consumer Rights

If you have ever fallen behind on your debts you... Read More

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If you're like the average person, let me warn you... Read More

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Building a good credit history is important. If you have... Read More

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Before you take out a home loan or make any... Read More

Cutting Credit Card Costs

What are the APRs charged by the credit cards in... Read More

Which Credit Bureau Should I Use To Check My Credit Report?

There are three main credit bureaus in the United States;... Read More