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 (blog)

FICO Gives Millions a Path Toward a Decent Credit Score
Wall Street Journal (blog)
There is already evidence that a new credit-scoring approach by Fair Isaac Corp. will provide a pathway to decent FICO scores for some consumers who currently don't have traditional scores. Fair Isaac, also known as FICO for its trademark credit scores ...
New FICO Score Factors in Utilities & How Often You MoveCredit.com News (blog)
3 Problems With The New FICO Credit ScoreForbes
Business Credit Score 101NerdWallet (blog)
NOLA.com -Nasdaq -Seeking Alpha (registration)
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The Credit Card Obsessives Who Game the System—and Share Their Secrets ...
Aucello picked up her credit card habit from her father, who took her along on European vacations using his own accrued points when she was growing up. After attending a seminar on how to live off card rewards led by a prominent credit card blogger ...


New credit card technology can't come soon enough
CBS News
Last week one of our credit cards was compromised. Again. Oh, and we learned that thieves stole more than $100 from one of our prepaid cards. A new credit card is on its way, and after I pushed a bit, the money has been restored to the prepaid card ...
Chip-and-PIN credit cards soon to become U.S. standardazcentral.com

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New York Post

Health-care banker bolts Bank of America for Credit Suisse
New York Post
Dr. Robert Glassman, a BofA investment banker and a board-certified physician, has left the bank for a second time to join Credit Suisse's health-care advisory and banking team, The Post has learned. Glassman is currently on “gardening leave” and will ...

Los Angeles Times

A state earned income tax credit could help people move from welfare to work
Los Angeles Times
The earned income tax credit has enjoyed four decades of bipartisan support because it helps working people at the bottom of the economic ladder climb up a few rungs. In their zeal to bring the federal budget into balance without raising taxes on ...


Supporters of film tax credit, low-income working families pack Statehouse ...
BOSTON - Advocates for working class families packed Gardner Auditorium in the Statehouse on Tuesday to ask a legislative committee to support a proposal to double a tax credit for low-income working families. However, they sat next to advocates for ...
Mass. Lawmakers Hear Pros, Cons of Continuing Film Tax CreditNECN
Rep: House cool toward end to film tax creditLowell Sun
Supporters of Massachusetts film tax credit pack StatehouseWorcester Telegram
wwlp.com -The Salem News
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FOX31 Denver

Credit card skimmers found on ATMs at Park Meadows Mall
FOX31 Denver
LONE TREE, Colo. — A credit card skimmer and camera were found on an ATM inside Park Meadows Mall on Thursday and two more skimmers were found on ATMs inside the mall Tuesday, authorities said. It's unclear how long the skimmers were on the ...
Credit card skimmers removed from Park Meadows MallThe Denver Channel

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Elite credit cards 2X as likely to be hit by fraud
Willie Sutton robbed banks "because that's where the money is." The same holds true for people who commit credit card fraud. So-called elite credit cards have nearly twice the fraud rates as other types of regular plastic, according to Forter, which ...

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The Denver Channel

Thieves increasingly using credit card 'skimmers'
The Denver Channel
First, a card reader is installed to obtain a person's credit card number. Then, a hidden camera is installed somewhere on the ATM to capture personal bank pins. Beaty said new technology is eliminating the need for a camera, making it even easier for ...

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Start-ups expand alternative credit scoring
Trading consumer-backed bonds for Morgan Stanley in 2007, just before the market crashed, gave Kate Hao her first flash of a business idea for a new way to assess creditworthiness. Hao wanted to find out more about the consumers behind the loans ...

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