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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 debt for a lifetime.

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.

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.

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.

How Healthy Is Your Credit


There's only one way to discover the "health" of your credit. You need to examine your credit report.

Top 5 Credit Misconceptions


We have all heard the rumors?from neighbors, relatives or friends. There are a wide variety of myths floating around about what you should and shouldn't do to improve your credit reports and credit scores.

Your Guide On Choosing a Credit Card To Suit You


Reach into your wallet or purse, pull out a card, swipe, and you're done. It is very easy to use a credit card.

4 Steps You Can Take If Your Online Credit Card Application Has Been Refused


Help! I've Been Turned DownYou received an envelope in the mail with a great offer for a low interest credit card. You read all the details, even the boring small print and decided that this card fit your needs to a tee.

7 Surefire Ways To Repair Bad Credit


Do you have a poor credit rating? If so, you are one of tens of thousands of Americans with the same problem. In fact, it seems that this has become a national 'disease.

5 Surefire Ways To Eliminate Credit Card Debt


Do you have enormous credit card debt? You are certainly not alone. According to research, the average family in the United States has $7000 in credit card debt and pays about $1000 in interest each year! Throw in a late payment or two, or an over-the-limit charge, and that number skyrockets.

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CNBC

3 times you shouldn't use your credit card
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KTRK-TV

Your credit score may soon be going up
KTRK-TV
Here's some good news if you are concerned about your credit score. Millions of Americans are seeing a boost in their score after an overhaul in the way the major credit reporting firms handle some kinds of information. Non-loan items that went to ...
Overhaul Boosts Credit Scores of Millions of U.S. Consumers - WSJWall Street Journal
Credit collections have plunged after agency settlement with states, new study findsMarketWatch
Household Debt And Credit Report: Up By $82 Billion In Q2Seeking Alpha
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Frozen credit files can slow the mortgage process
Washington Post
Nearly a year after the catastrophic Equifax hack exposed 147 million Americans' personal and financial data to cybercriminals, consumers are about to get a break — something especially useful for home buyers and owners. Starting Sept. 21, credit-file ...



USA TODAY

Why did my credit score drop? Here are 6 reasons why your credit rating can dip
USA TODAY
An airline credit card with an insane rewards program was released recently and you just have to have it. Or, the apartment of your dreams just popped up on Padmapper and you need your name on the callbox, like, yesterday. So –– naturally –– you use ...

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The News Tribune

What really matters with your first credit card
ABC News
Getting your first credit card is like moving into your first apartment: It's exciting, empowering — and, once you get used to it, pretty underwhelming. Your first time out, "you're not going to have a credit card that is going to have a high limit ...
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Casper Star-Tribune Online

Your Low Credit Score Could Cost You $45000
Casper Star-Tribune Online
Your credit score is one of the primary items that lenders check when they consider loaning you money. A lower score means greater risk, and lenders will charge you a higher interest rate because of that difference – but how much could it cost you over ...

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This new credit card offers 4% back on dining, but is it a good deal ...
MarketWatch
The new Capital One Savor will offer 4% on dining and entertainment.



MyPalmBeachPost

Floridians charge to N0. 2 in credit use as area counselors gear up
MyPalmBeachPost
Despite cutting the cord on some traditional expenses — such as dropping telephone land lines by 17 percent in a year — Floridians are replacing them with other spending and ringing up credit card debt at the nation's second-fastest pace. “August has ...

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Wall Street Journal

Credit Unions Shouldn't Get a Free Ride
Wall Street Journal
The problem with modern American credit unions boils down to a simple question: Why should a family of four pay more income taxes than a $90 billion financial institution? That's the total amount of assets held by Navy Federal Credit Union. Yet it is ...
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CNBC

The best credit card you can use to pay off debt with no balance transfer fee
CNBC
Balance-transfer credit cards are designed to get you out of debt. You can use them to move a balance from a credit card with a high interest rate to one that temporarily charges no interest, providing you with a window of time to focus on getting out ...


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