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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Credit.com News (blog)

This Week In Credit Card News: The Massive Home Depot Breach, Student ...
Forbes
Hackers had access to 56 million debit and credit cards when they breached Home Depot's security system this year, the company said Thursday. The breach was even larger than the attack on Target last year, when 40 million cards were compromised.
Why millennials don't want credit cardsMSN Money
Credit Card Or Cash?Investopedia
Millennials more likely to make credit mistakesTimesonline.com
Motley Fool -Credit.com News (blog) -LowCards.com
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DailyFinance

11 Simple Ways You Can Boost Your Credit Score
DailyFinance
Woman's hand holding an array of credit cards Getty Images Knowing your credit score and knowing how to improve it are two of the most important things consumers can do ensure they reach their long-term goals. The three major credit rating agencies ...
Some tips for your good creditSunbury Daily Item
BBB: Consumers aren't helpless with credit scoresTopeka Capital Journal
America's Obsession With Credit ScoresNational Mortgage Professional Magazine
Credit.com News (blog)
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The Columbian

Blemished credit? Congress weighs changes that could boost scores
Los Angeles Times
How about if your credit reports included information on your utility bills, rent, cable, mobile phone and other monthly payments? Wouldn't this give a nice jolt to your credit scores, assuming that you've paid these bills on time? Shouldn't this be ...
The high-stakes debate over credit reportingHartford Courant
High-stakes debate over credit reporting for home loansThe Seattle Times

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SavingAdvice.com

Credit Karma vs Quizzle: Which is Better for Free Credit Scores and Reports?
SavingAdvice.com
There are so many websites out there that promise free credit scores and free credit reports. The problem is many of them walk the tightrope of being scams, and only a few of them tend to deliver on their promise. Credit Karma and Quizzle are two ...


Consumer Credit Organization: Craigslist ad is fake
WXIA-TV
(WXIA) -- Atlanta-based Clearpoint Credit Counseling Solutions is a national non-profit agency staffed by hundreds of counselors who help consumers get out of debt, avoid foreclosure and improve their credit score. It used to be called Consumer Credit ...

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Six Gas Station Owners Fined For Illegally Charging Debit As Credit
Hartford Courant
If a gas station doesn't post signs at the pumps and at the cash register notifying customers that it charges credit-card prices on debit-card fuel purchases, it must treat debit like cash. The Department of Consumer Protection recently fined six gas ...

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Help Squad: Flooring customer pursues credit for cracked tabletop
Skokie Review
In a later email, Phil sated, “I can have [the tabletop] repaired or I can give you $1,000 credit back on your card and you can find a new piece you might like to replace it with.” We informed Phil that we would like the credit. Via email, he said that ...

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SFGate

Home Depot didn't take data security seriously, report reveals
BGR
Home Depot recently confirmed that it has been the victim of the largest credit card breach in history, with 56 million payment cards having been stolen by clever hackers, who managed to access the giant retailer's systems for more than four months. A ...
Home Depot Finally Emails Customers to Inform Them of Credit Card HackMashable
Online, a bazaar bursting with stolen credit card informationFortune
Home Depot data breach: 5 ways to protect your credit card informationThe Times-Picayune - NOLA.com
Hartford Courant -CNNMoney -Gizmodo
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USA TODAY

Credit.com: States with the most credit card debt
USA TODAY
Alaskans have consistently carried high credit card balances for the past few years, possibly due to the high cost of living in the state. According to data from the Experian-Oliver Wyman Market Intelligence Reports, sorted using Experian's IntelliView ...
states with the highest credit card debtMSN Money

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Navy Federal Credit Union integrating Apple Pay service for members
San Antonio Business Journal
File photo of Apple customers who stood in line since 2 a.m. on opening day to buy their iPhone 6, but they finally got one. Now with the rollout, more financial institutions — including Navy Federal Credit Union — are signing up for the mobile phone ...

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