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 Score Boost for You?

Jun 11, 2015 by

If you have any debts in collections, a new agreement between 31 state attorneys general and the credit reporting bureaus may mean a higher credit score for you!

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Free Credit Reports

Jan 6, 2015 by

You can now get two of your three credit reports free through Credit Karma. But should you?

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Medical Debt and Credit Scores

Dec 18, 2014 by

Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.

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Your Credit Score #5

Dec 9, 2014 by

Opening new credit accounts—or even applying for new credit—can ding your credit score.

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Your Credit Score #2

Oct 30, 2014 by

Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!

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FICO® Score 9

Aug 14, 2014 by

An upcoming change in the formula for the most popular credit score means medical debt in collections will ding the debtor’s score a bit less, non-medical debt a bit more.

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Debt Settlement Pros & Co...

Jun 17, 2014 by

If you’ve got debts you can’t pay, “debt settlement” may have crossed your radar (probably through a cheesy tv commercial) as a possible way out.

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Bad Credit and Job Hunting

May 8, 2014 by

Many employers these days require job applicants to give consent for a credit check. Bad results often mean no job offer, period,...

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Rant at Your Peril

Mar 26, 2014 by

When you buy from this online retailer, no matter how screwed over you may feel by it, you’re agreeing to refrain from taking any action that negatively impacts the seller’s reputation, products, services, management or employees. Violators may be billed $3,500.

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