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:


Wired

My Weekend Confusing People With a Futuristic Credit Card
Wired
On Friday afternoon, I ordered an iced latte and a Green Tea White Chip Whoopie Cookie, and handed over my credit card for the $7.95 bill. (Darwin's technology may be anachronistic, but its coffee prices are very much with the times.) The barista ...
Connecting my life: The smart card that finally let me ditch my walletBGR

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Politico

Pentagon credit cards used for gambling, escorts
Politico
The audit of “Government Travel Charge Transactions” by the Department of Defense Office of Inspector General, which is to be made public in coming weeks, found that both civilian and military employees used the credit cards at casinos and for escort ...
Pentagon credit cards used for escort services, says reportThe Hill (blog)
Pentagon workers used company credit cards for gambling, porn, prostitutes ...New York Daily News
Audit reveals Pentagon credit cards used for gambling, hookersKansas City Sun Times
Daily Mail -Fox News
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Fortune

PayPal co-founder raises $275 million to reinvent credit
Fortune
The young company has tasked itself with rethinking the way people—particularly millennials—borrow money, allowing them to obtain a micro-loan at a point of sale instead of using a credit card. The difference? Affirm charges an upfront fee for the ...
Start-up That Wants to Blow Up Credit Cards Raises $275 MillionThe Fiscal Times
This PayPal offshoot thinks millennials will be the generation to break ...Quartz

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The Cheat Sheet

Credit Repair Companies: How To Avoid Being Scammed
Forbes
There is a constant barrage of advertisements for credit repair companies on radio, television, print media and the Internet that target people with bad credit. They imply or directly promise that they can “fix” your credit or significantly raise and ...
Why Nearly 1/2 of Americans Do Not Know Their Credit ScoreThe Cheat Sheet
Never checking your credit report is unwise, experts sayKSL.com
You're Probably Not Looking at Your Credit Score Enough, or CorrectlyMainStreet
SavingAdvice.com -TheStreet.com -ABC15 Arizona
all 12 news articles »

Bloomberg

BlackRock's on a Mission to Save the Credit-Default Swaps Market
Bloomberg
BlackRock Inc. is leading a push to revive trading in a key part of the credit derivatives market that's shrunk 57 percent as post-crisis regulations made it costlier to trade. The world's biggest asset manager is targeting contracts known as single ...


CNBC

Millions Miss Out Because They Are 'Credit Invisible'
New York Times
These “credit invisible” consumers, composing about 11 percent of the adult population, lack any credit history with the major nationwide credit reporting agencies, which tends to shut them out of the economic mainstream, according to the report ...
45 million Americans have no credit scoreCNBC
26 million consumers lack credit history, bureau findsChicago Tribune
CFPB: 26 million consumers are 'credit invisible'HousingWire
InsideARM -NerdWallet (blog) -cleveland.com (blog)
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BizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

State credit unions log strong performance
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
Wisconsin's credit union industry is off to a strong start in 2015, with net income up almost 22% in the first quarter. A report released by the state Department of Financial Institutions on Wednesday said net income in the industry totaled $68.5 ...
Profits, lending increase at Wisconsin credit unionsBizTimes.com (Milwaukee)

all 3 news articles »

Forbes

Three Good Reasons CEOs Should Give Everyone Else The Credit
Forbes
Would you like to know the secret to improving the performance levels of your employees? Let them know they matter. Give them credit for their hard work. And, in the touching farewell words of Oprah Winfrey when she signed off from her daily talk show, ...


Pay Off Credit Card Debt: Balance Transfers, Loans Or Dave Ramsey?
Forbes
Nearly half of Americans will not pay off their credit card balance in full this month. We are addicted to plastic, and credit card companies continue to make outsized returns because interest rates are so high. In a recent survey, 75% of people with ...

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CNBC

One number that can save you thousands of dollars
CNBC
Outside of your Social Security number, your credit score may be the most important number you have. Credit card issuers and mortgage lenders aren't the only ones who access it. Banks, utility providers, even potential landlords, can access your score ...

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