Equifax Hack

Sep 10, 2017 by

With nearly half of all Americans affected, everyone should follow up to protect themselves in the wake of the horrendous hack at credit bureau Equifax®.

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TransUnion.ca Sneakiness

Aug 27, 2017 by

Here’s how TransUnion’ca’s process for obtaining a credit report—which should be free—morphs into a purchase of a $239/year “credit monitoring” product. Shameful!

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Credit and Home Insurance

May 11, 2017 by

Think your credit rating doesn’t matter unless you borrow money? Think again. Example: South Dakotans with poor credit pay 288% more for home insurance.

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When Thin is Bad

Apr 26, 2017 by

The brains behind Millennial Personal Finance writes about the importance of polishing your credit score.

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WHICH Credit Score Matters?

Mar 28, 2017 by

Not all credit scores are created equal. And pretending otherwise just cost a big credit reporting bureau $3 million.

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Top 10 Posts 2016!

Jan 18, 2017 by

What did visitors to Money Counselor read most in 2016?

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Are Loan Co-Signers Saps?

Jul 12, 2016 by

When your young adult kid or brother asks for help getting credit, it’s hard to say “no.” What’s the worst that can happen when you co-sign a loan?

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Crooks Beating Chipped Cards

May 3, 2016 by

Credit and debit cards with embedded chip EMV technology should reduce fraud. But, predictably, already work arounds like complete account takeover are exploding. Can you beat the ingenious and determined bad guys?

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Please Ignore!

Apr 19, 2016 by

What’s the worst sort of advice? “Standard” advice. Here are 3 pieces of standard financial advice best ignored.

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Can’t Pay Your Taxes?

Mar 31, 2016 by

You’ve finished your tax return, yay! But there’s just one problem: you don’t have the money to pay your taxes due by April 18. Now what?

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