Tax ID Theft Awareness

Jan 8, 2014 by

Due to explosive growth in the scam, the FTC has made January 13-17 Tax Identity Theft Awareness Week. What are the risks? What should you do if you’re victimized?

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Opt Out of Credit Offers

Dec 9, 2013 by

Here’s how to cleanse your mailbox forever of those unsolicited offers to lend you money.

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100 Words for Better Credit

Nov 13, 2013 by

If your credit report is tarnished, you’ve got the right to add a 100-word statement of explanation or argument.

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“Charged Off” Debt...

Oct 18, 2013 by

After you declined to make any payments for six months, your credit card issuer “charged off” your debt. Are you off the hook?

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Who Checks Your Credit Score?

Jul 23, 2013 by

Wow, am I depressed. In a survey 42% of U.S. consumers didn’t believe mortgage lenders check credit scores.

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Considering Bankruptcy?

Jul 2, 2013 by

You may know that filing bankruptcy will crush your credit for about a decade. But if you’re considering bankruptcy, do you know that the timing of filing can make or break your plan for a fresh financial start?

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Handle Old Debts Carefully

Jun 27, 2013 by

You’ve got a 5-year old debt. Do you still owe it? Should it still be on your credit report? Is it dragging down your credit score? Can you be sued for collection?

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Credit Score Statistics

May 9, 2013 by

Guess which state’s residents have the highest and lowest average credit scores? Hint: Beer—good, Elvis—bad.

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Free Money Check-Up

Jan 21, 2013 by

In this case, there is a free lunch.

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Credit Report Reminder

Dec 5, 2012 by

You probably know you can get annually a free credit report on yourself. But did you know that actually you can—and should—get THREE free credit reports annually?

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