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:


Wall Street Journal

As Credit Dries Up, Smaller Companies in China Feel the Pinch
New York Times
But what has really hurt Hunan Xinwei in recent months has been a credit squeeze facing small and medium companies all over China. Exorbitant interest rates and a scarcity of loans at any rate have turned the financing of everything from raw materials ...
Giving Credit for China's SlowdownWall Street Journal
China's Economic Growth Slows to Six-Quarter Low After Credit Reined InBusinessweek
No Sign Of H2 Recovery In Credit And Money Supply GrowthAction Forex
China Money Network -Moneynews
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New York Times

Credit Suisse Profit Falls 34% in First Quarter
New York Times
LONDON – Credit Suisse said on Wednesday that profit fell 34 percent in the first quarter as the Swiss bank shed assets and streamlined its investment banking operations as part of an overhaul of its business. For the first three months of the year ...
Credit Suisse Profit Misses ForecastsWall Street Journal
REFILE-UPDATE 3-Credit Suisse hit by weak investment bank performanceReuters
Credit Suisse Net Falls on Lower Investment Bank ProfitBloomberg
Forbes -Quartz -Businessweek
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Your Credit Report
CBS Local
The three large reporting companies, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, will provide you with an annual free copy of your credit report, but you must ask for it. And only about half of all consumers ever follow through with this. You can get your free ...
Protecting You From Credit Report Errors, Unreliable ScoresHuffington Post

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6 Credit Card Tips for the Unemployed
Fox Business
It's easy to mishandle your credit cards during this stormy season. You may be tempted to keep up your regular lifestyle by tapping into a line of credit. Or maybe you're worried about just making minimum credit card payments. Before you dive into more ...

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Hardware Giant LaCie Acknowledges Year-Long Credit Card Breach
Krebs on Security
Computer hard drive maker LaCie has acknowledged that a hacker break-in at its online store exposed credit card numbers and contact information on customers for the better part of the past year. The disclosure comes almost a month after the breach was ...


Feds: Victoria's Secret outlet employee used credit card skimmer
WESH Orlando
According to the United States Secret Service, a Victoria's Secret employee at the Premium Outlets on International Drive used a skimming device to collect credit card numbers. Related. Tweets by @WESH. "The employee would hide the device under her ...
Victoria's Secret clerk stole tourists' credit-card information, cops sayOrlando Sentinel
Victoria's Secret Worker Accused Of Stealing, Selling Customers' Credit Card ...The Consumerist

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The Hidden Problems Renters Face with Credit Scores
DailyFinance
Couple carrying moving boxes into new home OJO Images/Getty Images Many young people don't realize their credit score has a big impact on their ability to rent a home or apartment. Most landlords pull credit reports before agreeing to sign a lease, and ...


MarketWatch

How to negotiate with your credit card company
MarketWatch
Credit card companies are surprisingly open to negotiate on a number of issues. This is especially true if you're a customer in good standing — if you've made consistent on-time payments and haven't charged more than your credit card's limit. Here are ...

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The Mac Observer

LaCie warns hackers may have customer info, credit cards after year-long breach
PCWorld (blog)
The hard drive and peripheral storage maker isn't sure what information has been compromised; however, the company says the list may include customer names, email addresses, credit card numbers, and card expiration dates. In short, the bad guys may ...
LaCie Joins Ranks of Hacker-Breached Companies, Says Credit Card Info ...TIME
LaCie is the latest victim of massive credit card breachBGR
LaCie Warns Customers of Year-Long Credit Card BreachThe Mac Observer
Afterdawn.com -BBC News
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Woman charged with using fake credit card
Chicago Tribune
A Chicago woman was charged with three felonies after she allegedly used a fake credit card with another person's account information on it to buy clothes and other goods in River Forest and Oak Park, police said. Shirley Cameron, 47, of the 200 block ...

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