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

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Las Vegas Review-Journal

7 ways to get an 800 credit score
Las Vegas Review-Journal
Good credit is a lofty goal, but what about perfect credit? Securing the best three-digit FICO score can save hundreds of thousands of dollars during your lifetime. With FICO scores ranked from 300 to 850, reaching the top of the pack — the so-called ...
How does your credit score compare to the average?USA TODAY
10 Ways to Raise Your Credit Score 100 Points in 2015Go Banking Rates
Brian O'Connell: 7 ways you're accidentally improving your creditMacon Telegraph (blog)
W*USA 9 -Credit.com News (blog)
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Credit cards can be stolen right under your nose
USA TODAY
There are several things people freak out about when their wallets or purses have been stolen: knowing a thief has your ID (and your home address), losing irreplaceable gift cards or cash, and having to cancel your credit cards. That's usually the ...


STLtoday.com

Man from China charged with using bogus credit cards in Collinsville
STLtoday.com
EAST ST. LOUIS • A man from China, who was arrested for allegedly using counterfeit credit cards at the Walmart in Collinsville, has been accused of federal charges that carry a sentence of up to 30 years in prison and a fine up to $250,000, officials ...

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Retirement accounts consolidation, credit card limits: Money Talk (Q&A)
OregonLive.com
Dear Liz: I asked one of my credit card issuers to increase my credit line from $2,000 to $5,000 but was turned down. The reason given was that I have too high credit limits from my other cards. Combined, I have about $100,000 in available credit ...


4 Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn't Teach You
Credit.com News (blog)
Due to the importance of the information that credit bureaus report on, one would assume the information would be accurate and pretty much impeccable. That isn't always the case. An FTC study found that about 25% of consumers had errors on their credit ...
Frustrated by red tape when fighting credit report errors, many consumers just ...Bob Sullivan.net

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CNNMoney

T-Mobile says bad credit means half of customers don't qualify for deals
CNNMoney
T-Mobile said it had been considering more than a customer's credit score when evaluating whether they're likely to pay the company each month. But on its top-tier deals, it was rejecting more customers than it was comfortable with. On Thursday, T ...
Sprint guarantees $200 trade-in credit to T-Mobile customersCNET
Sprint offers $200 trade-in credit, $350 to cover ETFs for switching T-Mobile ...FierceWireless

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9NEWS.com

Credit card interest cap before Colorado lawmakers
9NEWS.com
DENVER (AP) - Democrats want to see finance charges on credit cards from Colorado lenders capped at 12.5 percent, instead of the current 21 percent limit. But their proposal faces long odds in a Republican committee. Sen. Jessie Ulibarri of Commerce ...

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NerdWallet (blog)

3 smart reasons to transfer credit card debt
USA TODAY
A new year inspires new goals. If one of yours is to pay off your existing credit card debt in 2015, a balance transfer card may be the best tool to get it done. A balance transfer means transferring an existing balance on one credit card to another ...
Can a Spouse Get the Same 0% Interest Credit Card I Have?NerdWallet (blog)
Best Credit Cards For 2015Investopedia
3 Mistakes To Avoid When Making A Credit Card Balance TransferThe Consumerist
Credit.com News (blog) -LowCards.com
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Threatpost

Marriott Android App Left Customer Credit Card Data Wide Open To Hackers For ...
Forbes
But there's worse: the site also revealed address, contact details and credit card information of the respective customer. Though only the last four digits of the credit card information were revealed, that would be enough for many identity thieves ...
Marriott's Android app reportedly left customers' credit card information open ...Android Authority (blog)

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Lifehacker

When You Might Not Want a Security Freeze on Your Credit Report
Lifehacker
A security freeze is a hard lock on your credit. If you've been a victim of identity theft or recent store breaches, your first thought might be to go ahead with the lock. In some circumstances, though, you might be better off leaving it as is. A ...

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