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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TIME

Your Credit Score Reveals Way More Than You Realize
TIME
The study, published in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, finds a correlation between high credit, cognitive ability and self-control. Researchers studied health and financial data from more than 1,000 people who had been monitored since ...


How to Avoid the Credit Mistakes 20-Somethings Make
Huffington Post
The world of credit and finances can be daunting when you're in your 20s and just setting out on your own. Many of us tend to avoid those areas of our lives that are a bit scary, but keep in mind that your credit and finances are two of the most ...

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Credit.com News (blog)

5 Reasons to Say 'No' to That Store Credit Card
U.S. News & World Report (blog)
Applying for new credit will have an impact on your score and the total points lost vary from person to person. The FICO website states, "For most people, one additional credit inquiry will take less than five points off their FICO score." Applying for ...
Credit card interest rates hold steady at 14.98 percentNasdaq
The 5 Worst Credit Card Mistakes You Can MakeCredit.com News (blog)
Research and Markets: Q4 2014 United States Credit Card Market Update: The ...Business Wire (press release)
PR Newswire (press release)
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11 steps to improve your credit score
ConsumerReports.org
Because of that variation—and because a lender might not use the same credit scores you obtain—be aware of the range of your scores, and follow their trend over time. John Ulzheimer, a credit expert at the website Credit Sesame and formerly of FICO ...

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Fox Business

The Best Airline Miles Credit Cards in America
Fox Business
Credit card users love airline miles, but the relationship has become a bit strained in recent years . Sure, cardholders are excited by the idea of award travel, but the reality of earning miles and then trying to find an available award seat leaves ...
The best credit cards for holiday shoppingWRTV Indianapolis

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Local 10

'Sophisticated' credit-card skimmer found at Boynton gas pump
Sun Sentinel
Pump 10 at a Boynton gas station was absolutely not like the others: It was clandestinely retrofitted with a device, one that enables a thief to steal drivers' credit-card and PIN information each time they paid for fuel at the machine. The credit card ...
Credit card skimmer device found at Boynton Beach gas stationLocal 10
Credit Card Skimmer Found Inside Gas PumpCBS Local
Used a credit/debit card at gas stations? This scam will scare youPalm Beach Post
WPTV -WPBF West Palm Beach -WPEC
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5 Tips for Using Credit Wisely to Boost Holiday Sales
Entrepreneur
Access to credit remains a challenge for the estimated 23 million small businesses in the U.S., especially during the holiday shopping season. How will they afford to stock their shelves or hire seasonal employees before the crowd of shoppers arrive?

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Wall Street Journal

Credit-Scoring Firms Take Aim at Malaysia
Wall Street Journal
U.S. companies are racing to bring credit-scoring models to Malaysia in a move that could widen access to credit at a time when heavy borrowing has already made the country one of Asia's most indebted. Tuesday, San Jose, Calif.-based Fair Isaac Corp.

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Woman allegedly embezzled $210000 to pay credit card bills
MLive.com
KENT COUNTY, MI -- A Grand Rapids woman has allegedly admitted to embezzling more than $210,000 from her employer, a printing supply company, to pay her personal credit card bills. Amy Lynne Roselle, 49, is charged with embezzlement of more than ...

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Today.com

Beware these holiday credit card traps
Today.com
According to CardHub, a credit card comparison website, paying off your credit card debt one month behind schedule or missing a single payment could increase your financing costs by more than 27 times if you rack up charges under a deferred interest plan.
A Look At The Country's Largest Card Lenders: Credit Card Payment VolumesForbes
Don't Get Suckered Into Signing Up For These Credit CardsTIME
Credit Card Security Top Of Mind This Holiday Shopping SeasonCBS Local
NerdWallet (blog) -Reuters
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By now, you have undoubtedly heard of credit card fraud,... Read More

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