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:


Bankrate.com

Credit report complaints abound
Bankrate.com
A new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau spotlights a sharp spike in consumer gripes about credit reporting. The number of complaints consumers submitted to the agency regarding credit reports increased 56% between June and July.

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Wall Street Journal

Credit-Card Fraudsters Pump Gas Stations for Profit
Wall Street Journal
Credit-card fraudsters are filling up at the gas pump. As motorists head out on the last big driving weekend of the summer, the credit-card industry and gas-station owners are deploying everything from sophisticated software to heavy-duty padlocks to ...

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Students: Don't get wowed by credit card signing bonus
Detroit Free Press
Young college students aren't exactly credit card happy these days. But credit card issuers are rolling out some attractive deals that are designed to put more plastic into backpacks. If you're a college student shopping for a credit card, it's ...

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NBCNews.com

Credit Card Mistakes Are Costing Millennials Plenty: What Not to Do
NBCNews.com
Millennials may be more savvy than other generations on social media, but they have a lot to learn when it comes to credit cards. Nearly half of millennials, people ages 18 to 34, have recently applied for a credit card because of an advertisement or a ...
Millennials have lowest average credit score of any generationPhillyVoice.com
What's Wrong With Millennial Credit ScoresDailyFinance
Four tips to help raise your credit scoreKFOX El Paso
TIME
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Huffington Post

Building Your Child's Credit History
Huffington Post
As back-to-school season is wrapping up, many parents have equipped their kids with the supplies they will need for the upcoming year. However, many have likely forgot to pack a tool their child may be in desperate need of -- a credit card. Young ...


U.S. News & World Report

The Pros and Cons of a Secured Credit Card
U.S. News & World Report
Liana Moran's secured credit card story is becoming more common. After graduating from Georgia Southern University in May of 2014, she landed a paid internship and decided it was time to get a credit card. For starters, the apartment she wanted to rent ...


WCVB Boston

Londonderry police looking for man behind credit card scam
WCVB Boston
Police said the man purchased 10 separate $500 gift cards using a fake credit card at the Hannford on August 19. News 9 has learned the fake cards were embedded with stolen account information. Det. Christopher Olson said he showed the cashier a fake ...
Police: Two men use fake credit card for $1300 purchase at Wendy'sSouthgate News Herald

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WGRZ-TV

Credit Union Proposed For West Side of Buffalo
WGRZ-TV
The system would work as a "community development" credit union. Members would pool their money together, and the credit union would then return the favor by lending members money. As a not-for-profit organization, any interest earned on the loans ...


TIME

4 Credit Mistakes That Can Derail Your Startup
TIME
When Collin Slattery, 26, needed cash to grow his New York City-based digital marketing firm Taikun at the end of 2014, he turned to an alternative lender to borrow about $10,000. Even though the fees amounted to a 44% annual percentage rate, Slattery ...


Credit.com News (blog)

Will Transferring a Credit Card Balance Hurt My Credit?
Credit.com News (blog)
If you're struggling with credit card debt, often the last thing you're thinking about is how to open a new credit card. But balance transfer credit cards are a tool that are often recommended by experts as a way to get some breathing room from your debt.

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