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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Motley Fool

7 Credit Card Strategies to Help Your Credit
Huffington Post
Using a credit card is one of the easiest ways to build your credit score, assuming you use it responsibly. The revolving-credit trade line will help you establish a pattern of payment behavior and credit use, which have the most influence on your ...
3 Strategies to Pay Off Your Credit CardsU.S. News & World Report
The Best Credit Cards for Your Holiday ShoppingMotley Fool
Ways to Save: 3 best credit cards this holiday seasonWFAA
Credit.com News (blog) -KING5.com
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TIME

How Can I Get Medical Bills In Collections Off My Credit Report?
Forbes
The Fair Isaac Corporation, the company whose credit score is most widely used by lenders, announced in August that it would start calculating scores differently. Its new FICO 9 model weighs medical debt in collections less than it does other types of ...
4 Hobbies That Could Wreck Your Credit ScoreU.S. News & World Report (blog)
Getting Started: Common mistakes that could hurt a credit scoreValdosta Daily Times
Citi To Give Out Credit-Score Details To CustomersBidness ETC

all 5 news articles »

Fox Business

Frannie, Freddie to Ease Credit Requirements
Fox Business
Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are working with housing regulators and mortgage lenders to ease credit for many consumers who have been shut out of the home buying market due to tighter credit requirements initiated in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis.
Fannie-Freddie Clarify Buyback Rules in Bid to Ease CreditBloomberg
Don't Bank On Easier Mortgage CreditWall Street Journal
Watt: Lending rules changes aimed at freeing up credit to more borrowersThe Hill
Inman.com -New York Times -Housing Wire
all 171 news articles »

USA TODAY

Avoiding credit mistakes 20-somethings make
USA TODAY
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 ...
10 easy ways to boost your credit scoreDetroit Free Press
Wells Fargo offers free credit scores to customers until Nov. 16Elko Daily Free Press
7 Credit Myths You Thought Could Hurt Your Score, but Don'tNASDAQ
Huffington Post -kjrh.com
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'Airbender' tax credit shows how far states will go to woo filmmakers
Los Angeles Times
Citing "special circumstances," the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development granted Paramount a waiver that allowed the studio to claim a 25% tax credit on $29 million in visual effects work performed outside the state, according ...

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Bloomberg

Credit Suisse Allegedly Favored Oligarch in Oil Field Sale
Bloomberg
In a trial that began today, Leshkasheli will argue Credit Suisse was negligent and breached a contract when the Zurich-based bank called in a loan to force the sale of his 51 percent stake in the Kyurovdag field, a joint venture with Socar, Azerbaijan ...

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Guardian Liberty Voice

As Apple Pay launches, others reimagine the credit card
CNET
Enter Apple Pay, the tap-to-pay system that encrypts credit card data from retailers. Apple Pay is available on new iPhone 6 models with the iOS 8.1 update. The payment system is limited to select stores and apps at launch, but it won't completely kill ...
Apple Pay Versus Credit or Debit CardsGuardian Liberty Voice
How to Set Up Apple Pay and Add Credit CardsMac Rumors
Apple Pay: Instead of Credit Cards, iPhone Users Pay with Phoneabc40
Fox Business -USA TODAY
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Yahoo News UK

Staples Investigates 'Potential Issue' Involving Credit Card Data
Huffington Post
Cybersecurity reporter Brian Krebs reported Monday night that banks have identified a pattern of fraudulent debit card and credit card transactions at a "small number" of Staples stores across the Northeast, including seven locations in Pennsylvania ...
Staples Investigates Potential Data Breach At Northeast LocationsForbes
Banks: Credit Card Breach at Staples StoresKrebs on Security

all 7 news articles »

RT

President Obama's Credit Card Was Declined
Huffington Post
The Huffington Post couldn't confirm where the president's credit card was declined, but it was previously reported that the Obamas and senior adviser Valerie Jarrett dined at Estela last month. A woman who answered the phone at the posh restaurant in ...
Obama's credit card declined at New York restaurantRT
Credit Card Upgrades Are Ordered to Protect People's DataNew York Times
WHAT'S IN YOUR WALLET, OBAMA? President admits his credit card was ...New York Daily News (blog)
Forbes -CBS News -Business Insider
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Business Insider

This One Tool Could Help Prevent Massive Credit Card Fraud In America
Business Insider
In the wake of widespread credit card fraud, credit card companies EuroPay, MasterCard, and Visa are abandoning the magstripe system ("swipe-card") in favor of a chip-based authentication system called EMV. 99.9% of card terminals in Europe are already ...

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