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:


7 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score
Huffington Post
Your credit score reflects your ability to keep up with payments, so setting yourself up for success here is key. Put reminders on your calendar or set up automatic payments online so you minimize the risk of accidentally making a late payment. Of ...

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New York Times

Credit Suisse to Exit Commodities Trading
Wall Street Journal
Like many of its peers, the Swiss bank said it would exit from commodities trading so that it can divert resources to more profitable parts of its business. Credit Suisse's commodities unit, which includes metal and energy-trading desks, employs around ...
Credit Suisse Loses $779 Million After Settling Tax Evasion CaseNew York Times
Credit Suisse to Exit Commodities, Posts Big Quarter LossBusinessweek
Credit Suisse posts big loss after US tax settlementReuters
Bloomberg -Salt Lake Tribune -U.S. News & World Report
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KPRC Houston

Bride-to-be accused of credit card abuse
KPRC Houston
INVESTIGATORS SAY SHE USED STOLEN CREDIT CARD INFORMATION TO PAY FOR HER PART OF HER UPCOMING CEREMONY. AND THAT'S NOT ALL. SHE'S ALSO ACCUSED OF GETTING A GIFT FOR HER BRIDESMAIDS ON SOMEONE ELSE'S ...

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My Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22

S&P puts negative outlook on Illinois credit rating
Chicago Tribune
Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday revised the outlook on Illinois' A-minus credit rating to negative, citing risks over the implementation of a recent pension reform law. Standard & Poor's Ratings Services on Wednesday warned that ...
Illinois' Credit Prognosis: NegativeWNIJ and WNIU
NY's Credit Rating UpgradedMy Champlain Valley FOX44 & ABC22
Standard & Poor's upgrades New York's credit ratingNew York Daily News (blog)
Reuters -The State Journal-Register
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Record-Searchlight

The Easiest Way to Stop Paying Interest on Credit Card Debt
Huffington Post (blog)
Balance transfer credit cards allow you to transfer your existing credit card balance to a new card. Why would you want to do that? Usually, to lower the interest rate that you are paying on your current credit card. Many balance transfer credit cards ...
Best Balance Transfer Credit Cards For Reducing Your Debt - 2014ValuePenguin.com
The credit dangers single parents faceRecord-Searchlight
Tips on how to crush credit card debtCourier Mail

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Fodor's Travel

How thieves clone your credit cards
WFLA
The Target security breach last year proved just how widespread and simple it can be to clone credit card information. A Riverview couple knows firsthand what a pain it can be when your cards get compromised. Patricia Stack didn't know her debit card ...
Best Credit Cards for TravelersFodor's Travel

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ITV News

Flight MH17 Victim's Credit Cards Being Used In Ukraine, Family Says
BuzzFeed
Flight MH17 Victim's Credit Cards Being Used In Ukraine, Family Says. The widow of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 victim Cameron Dalziel has had to cancel all of his credit cards, as charges were being made in Ukraine. Michelle Broder Van Dyke BuzzFeed ...
MH17 victim's credit cards used after crashNews24
MH17: British victim's credit card 'abused' in UkraineITV News
Credit cards stolen from MH17 victims, used in UkraineMSN NZ News

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Business Insider

Here's How Your Credit Score Gets Calculated
Business Insider
Credit, credit, credit — we hear all the time how we need to have a good credit score. As the prime indicator of our financial trustworthiness, a clean credit report and high credit score tell lenders we are financially sound. While many consumers ...
Yes, Credit Score And Credit Report Are Two Different ThingsTheStreet.com

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Six indicted in alleged hack of StubHub customers' credit cards
Los Angeles Times
An international cyber-crime ring was able to take over StubHub user accounts to steal identifying information and use victims' credit cards to purchase tickets to concerts and sporting events, authorities announced Wednesday. Six people were indicted ...

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Is A Gap In Small-Business Credit Holding Back The American Economy?
Forbes
There is disagreement over whether there is indeed a credit gap when it comes to small business. Banks say that there is currently a lack of demand and that they can't find enough qualified borrowers. Small business owners feel that despite being ...

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