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:


International Business Times

Staples Inc. Data Breach: Company Says Over 1 Million Credit Cards ...
International Business Times
Staples Inc. confirmed Friday evening that about 1.16 million credit cards may have been hit in a major data breach. The culprit is malware that may have allowed access to transaction information including names of cardholders and their card numbers, ...
More than 1 million credit cards may have been compromised in Staples hackThe Verge
Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cardsCNNMoney
Staples hack exposes 1.2 million credit cards, three Indiana stores affectedFox 59
Engadget -WJLA
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USA TODAY

Highland Wins $40 Million Verdict in Credit Suisse Case
Bloomberg
A lawyer for Credit Suisse said the jury's calculations cut the bank's liability to $26 million. Settlements by appraisal firms and developers, when credited, “effectively render this a zero judgment,” the lawyer, Jeffrey Tillotson, said in an ...
Jury Awards Highland Capital $40 Million in Suit Against Credit SuisseWall Street Journal
Highland Capital wins $40M in suit vs. Credit SuisseUSA TODAY
Jury faults Credit Suisse in Lake Las Vegas refinancingReuters
ValueWalk
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NerdWallet (blog)

5 Steps to Improve Your Credit in 2015
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
So maybe your goal for 2015 should be to get your credit in tip-top shape first. After all, having great credit doesn't just come in handy when you want a new credit card. In addition to the aforementioned situations, it could save you thousands of ...
Does Freezing Your Credit Hurt Your Good Credit Score?NerdWallet (blog)

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NerdWallet (blog)

How Parking Tickets Can Hurt Your Good Credit
NerdWallet (blog)
Even those with good credit aren't immune to the hit. Making it worse is the fact that collections generally stay on credit reports for seven years. That parking ticket you never paid may now become a stubborn roadblock when you try to secure credit ...

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Lansing State Journal

7 charged in credit union robbery ring
Lansing State Journal
They are charged in two robberies at the Astera Credit Union on East Jolly Road, on Sept. 9 and Dec. 4. They also are charged in the Sept. 24 robbery of the Lake Trust Credit Union in the Frandor Shopping Center and two robberies at the CASE Credit ...
Police: Credit union robbery ring bustedLivingston Daily
Six Men Arrested in Connection with Credit Union RobberiesFOX 47 News

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NerdWallet (blog)

No Credit History (Probably) Won't Hurt Your Job Search
NerdWallet (blog)
Some things, such as car loans and mortgages, to name a few, are hard to get when you have no credit history. Even certain credit cards might be hard to get (although there are lots of credit cards for people with no credit). But there's one thing you ...

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NerdWallet (blog)

Good Credit vs. Excellent Credit: What's the Difference?
NerdWallet (blog)
It can also make the difference between getting approved for a specific credit card or not. Lenders use your credit score as a representation of your credit risk when you apply for a line of credit. FICO scores are the most popular type of credit score ...


Are You Giving Your Seasonal Shopaholic Credit Card Blanche?
Huffington Post
The following Saturday was carved out for small business buying before we were given Sunday to let the magnetic stripes on our credit cards cool. On Monday, we were found shopping deep in Cyberspace. And the day after? The day after was designated ...


CBS Local

1.2 Million Customer's Credit Card Data Exposed In Staples Security Breach
CBS Local
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Staples Inc. says nearly 1.2 million customer payment cards may have been exposed during a security breach earlier this year. The office supply retailer said in October that it was looking into a potential credit card breach ...


The Newark Advocate

Denison gets historic tax credit for inn upgrade
The Newark Advocate
The university's improvement efforts for the Granville Inn got a boost with the approval of a $1.4 million tax credit under the Ohio Historic Preservation Tax Credit Program, announced Thursday by the Ohio Development Services Agency. Denison owns the ...

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