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:

NerdWallet (blog)

Will Rate Shopping Online Hurt My Credit Score?
NerdWallet (blog)
A soft credit check (also known as a soft credit inquiry) is commonly performed by banks and other businesses when they're trying to sell a product that's credit-dependent, like a new credit card. The lender or salesperson will review the basics of ...

Free money? Try credit with a catch.
Washington Post
We have become a nation charmed by offers that something might be free. Especially when it comes to credit. Let's look at the offers many consumers will receive as they shop for the holidays. Professionals call these promotions “deferred-interest plans.

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NerdWallet (blog)

Is Your Credit Hurting Your Bottom Line?
NerdWallet (blog)
When it comes to borrowed money, your credit score can make or break your bottom line. Skeptical? Let's crunch the numbers, using the average low credit card APR of 13.01% and the average high APR of 19.78%.

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Credit.com News (blog)

You Don't Need Credit Cards to Rebuild Broken Credit
Big Think
Many folks with low credit scores will do anything to tick that number back up to normalcy. One of the most common ways to do this, coincidentally enough, is to use credit cards. The problem is that relying on plastic can have the opposite effect if ...
6 Credit Card Lies You Should Tell YourselfSTLtoday.com
This Week In Credit Card News: Card Hacks Not Hurting Stores, Your APR ...Forbes
Retailers and banks need to make the switch to safer credit and debit cardsConsumerReports.org
Credit.com News (blog) -kfor.com -KOCO Oklahoma City
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Colorado approves credit union for pot stores
Of course, Fourth Corner still must seek insurance from federal regulators at the National Credit Union Administration while the U.S. Federal Reserve will also have to offer its blessing. The credit union plans to serve any legal marijuana businesses ...
Colorado Charters Credit Union for Pot IndustryABC News
Organizers of first marijuana credit union confident they'll get insurance ...Denver Business Journal (blog)

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At Sentencing, Credit Suisse Ordered To Pay $1.8 Billion To U.S. By Next Week
The fallout from years of investigations into Swiss banking practices yielded another win for the Department of Justice: Credit Suisse AG was sentenced today for conspiring to aid and assist U.S. taxpayers in filing false income tax returns and other ...
Credit Suisse ordered to pay $1.8 billion to finalize US guilty pleaReuters
Credit Suisse Guilty Plea on US Taxes Is OfficialABC News
Credit Suisse Judge Accepts $2.6 Billion Tax Plea DealBloomberg

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Which is the higher credit score? Credit Websites or Lenders?
Online sites like Credit Karma and Freecreditreport.com have made waves in the financial industry by offering both credit reports and credit monitoring to its customers. At first, many people were worried about how accurate these sites were. "I would ...
Will Using Credit Karma Hurt Your Credit Score?SavingAdvice.com

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Colorado pot credit union could be open by Jan. 1 under state charter
The Denver Post
The Colorado Division of Financial Services late Wednesday issued The Fourth Corner Credit Union an unconditional charter to operate, the first state credit-union charter issued in nearly a decade. The next hurdles will be obtaining insurance from the ...

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Debts canceled by bankruptcy still mar credit scores
At the center of the investigation, the people briefed on it said, is the way banks report debts to credit reporting agencies. Once a borrower voids a debt in bankruptcy, creditors are required to update credit reports to reflect that the debt is no ...


3 Easy Ways for 20-Somethings to Establish Credit
In order to have a credit score, you need to have at least one account that's been open for six months or more and has reported to the credit bureaus in that time period. Once you have an account set up, how you use it can make or break your credit score.

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Identity Theft ? Additional Protection for Soldiers on Active Duty

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Credit Repair, How To

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Five Credit Card Billing Problems and How to Fix Them

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Stop Struggling Because Of Poor Credit And Improve Credit Rating Now

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10 Ways To Boost Your Credit Score

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What is Credit?Credit is the backbone and the engine behind... Read More

Credit Cards - The Basics

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5 Steps You Can Take to Get Paid!

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Good Credit is King, When Qualifying for Mortgage Programs

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Debt Collection Agencies

Debt collection agencies are often a viable option for receiving... Read More

Understanding Your Credit Score

When you apply for credit one of the first things... Read More

Credit Repair Scams

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Different Ways to Borrow Money

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Common Credit Score Myths

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Useful Tips on Using Credit Cards

Here are some useful tips on using credit cards. Whether... Read More

How A Prepaid Debit Card Can Help You Rebuild Your Credit

Consumers today are up to their eyeballs in debt. And... Read More

Credit Report ? How Your Credit Score is Determined

Most consumers are aware that they have something known as... Read More

Fight Credit Card Fraud with Common Sense

By now, you have undoubtedly heard of credit card fraud,... Read More

Its Your Credit - Take Care of It!

Thanks to the Fair and Accurate Credit Act, American consumers... Read More

Annual Credit Report and Free Annual Credit Report

Getting an annual credit report review has been the advice... Read More

Commercial Collections: Business Finance Booster Shot

Commercial collections: fixture of the new B2B cultureIf you're in... Read More

New Credit Advice: Dont Pay off Those Credit Cards!

Credit needed for real estate mortgage financing differs from credit... Read More

Credit Card Incentives

Credit card companies want your business. After all, lending money... Read More