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:


SFGate

This Week In Credit Card News: A Rival To Apple Pay, Why Card Companies ...
Forbes
Some large U.S. retailers are refusing to use Apple Pay, Apple's new electronic payments service. They are working on developing their own payment system, called CurrentC, through the Merchants Customer Exchange (MCX) consortium. It would bolster ...
Apple Pay leaves out several store-branded credit cardsSFGate
Apple Pay sides with credit card industry over consumer interestsYahoo Finance (blog)
Apple caught in feud between merchants, credit cardsCNET
Huffington Post -Business Insider -TechCrunch (blog)
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Personal Liberty Digest

Report: DHS employees put $30000 worth of Starbucks on government credit card
Washington Post (blog)
A House Oversight subcommittee held a congressional hearing earlier this month on misuses of the government credit card, asking why federal employees were swiping the card for seemingly personal things like hair cuts, gym memberships and movie tickets ...
Uncle Sam issues credit cards to federal employeesPersonal Liberty Digest

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USA TODAY

Why you shouldn't be afraid of credit cards
USA TODAY
If you knocked on your credit card issuer's door, dressed in a bewitchingly scary costume, would you receive a trick or a treat? Many people fear credit cards, or rather, fear credit card debt. But if you use them right, credit cards are a treat, not a ...
Frightful Finance: These Credit Cards Will Bleed Your CashDailyFinance
Credit Card Payments Don't Have To Be ScaryTV News Check
4 Risks to Consider Before Giving a Credit Card to Your TeenU.S. News & World Report (blog)
NerdWallet (blog) -ThinkAdvisor
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Wall Street Journal

Credit-Card Firms Ride Wave of Electronic Payments
Wall Street Journal
Consumers are spending more and using cash less, a combination that is driving profits higher at MasterCard Inc. and Visa Inc., the largest credit-card payment networks in the world. MasterCard reported third-quarter earnings on Thursday that eclipsed ...

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Hunterdon police chase credit union robbery suspect into Bucks County, Pa.
Hunterdon County Democrat
Police chased a suspect in the robbery of a Raritan Township credit union across the Delaware River into Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pa. on Friday evening. Around 7:20 p.m. a suspect was reported in custody. Lambertville and West Amwell Township ...


Why a New Credit Card Study Isn't Really About Credit Cards
Huffington Post
It's an account of how Latinos, who are disproportionately uninsured, disproportionately employed in low-wage jobs, and historically face difficulty in accessing mainstream credit opportunities, are among those bearing the brunt of these trends. And it ...


Statesman Journal

Banking services offline at First Tech Credit Union
Statesman Journal
AP FILE - In this Saturday, Jan. 5, 2013 file photo, a person inserts a debit card into an ATM machine in Pittsburgh. A federal appeals court has handed a defeat to a coalition of retail groups that challenged as too high the Federal Reserve's cap on ...


CNBC

Top credit cards for college students
CNBC
Before the CARD Act was passed in 2009 setting limits on credit marketing to students, card issuers regularly marked the start of a new academic term by setting up stands on campus and offering students T-shirts and other incentives to sign up for cards.
Credit cards that might make you screamCBS News
Use corporate credit cards with cautionCincinnati.com
Cost-Saving Idea: Don't Take Credit CardsCFO Magazine
TechCrunch (blog) -ABC2 News
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How Long Does Negative Information Remain on My Credit Reports?
Huffington Post
Last month I wrote about the Fair Credit Reporting Improvement Act of 2014 and how it could possibly alter how long negative information remains on consumer credit reports. The article prompted several of you to reach out and ask me to clarify just how ...


Here's How the New Chip-and-PIN Credit Cards Could Be DOA
Huffington Post
A recent Gallup survey found that 69% of Americans worry "frequently" or "occasionally" about having a credit card compromised by computer hackers. It's not shocking. Consumers are becoming more educated on the topic, and financial institutions are ...
Executive order on credit card security shouldn't overlook mobile paymentsThe Hill (blog)
More-secure credit cards are on the retail horizonYork Daily Record/Sunday News
Businesses beware if you currently take credit cardsStarNewsOnline.com (blog)

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