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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How to build credit if you have a small income
Building and maintaining a good credit score is one of the best moves you can make for your financial health. It might seem intimidating at first – our credit scoring system is definitely complex – but when it comes time to apply for a mortgage, you'll ...


Millennials prefer credit over cash
KUSA - There's a generational divide when it comes to whether you use cash or credit to pay. According to creditcards.com, Millennials are the only age group that prefers plastic to cash. The company looked at how people paid for purchases of $5 or ...

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Conn's Cuts Outlook on Weakness in Credit Operations
Wall Street Journal
"Overall results were not satisfactory," Chief Executive Theodore Wright said. "Our credit operations ran into unexpected headwinds, resulting in portfolio performance deterioration." The credit segment swung to a loss of $6.5 million from a year ...

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Abbott to Call for Credit for Massive Online Courses
Texas Tribune
Republican gubernatorial candidate Greg Abbott will call for students to receive college credit for taking massive open online courses — often referred to as "MOOCs" — as part of the higher education plan he unveils on Tuesday, sources with knowledge ...

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Economic Times

How to make your credit card your savings card
Economic Times
Fuel: Estimates reveal that as much as 6.5% of all credit card spending is done at petrol pumps. This is actually a tricky category. Most credit cards 'charge' customers a 2.5% fee for the convenience of buying fuel on their credit card. However, for ...
8 Keys to Safe Credit, Debit Card Use on CampusFox Business
4 Reasons Not to Use Your Debit Card at a BarABC News
Sheriff giving away 'sleeves' to help protect credit-card infoCanton Repository
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A tax credit to help historic preservation sadly falls thanks to Republicans
News & Observer
North Carolina's historic preservation tax credit has been a valuable asset to the state, enticing developers and residents to restore historic old buildings and homes to the tune of $1.5 billion in investment since 1998. It's estimated to have ...
Legislative roundup: Lawmakers may revisit historic tax creditGaston Gazette

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Millennials May Be More Likely to Take Credit for Others' Work
Studies have shown that millennials in the workplace are seen as disproportionately entitled, and are willing to sacrifice work friends for a promotion, but new research shows that they are even more willing to lie to get ahead. Millennials — defined ...

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6 Surprising Reasons You Can't Get That Credit Card
You don't have enough credit. Some people pat themselves on the back for having only a single credit card, or none at all. No credit cards or other obligations like mortgages or car loans, may mean you're just frugal and really good with your money.
Six credit card tips for college studentsNooga.com
Maxing Out Card Might be Worth Temporary Credit Score DingFox Business
My biggest credit card mistake: Experts share their storiesMSN Money

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UPDATED: MPAA Weighs In; Action! California Senate Overwhelmingly Passes ...
UPDATED, Saturday, 7 AM: Senator Chris Dodd, Chairman and CEO of the Motion Picture Association of America, Inc. weighed in early this morning on the passage of the bill to expand, extend and improve California Film and Television Tax Credit Program, ...
California Senate Approves Sweetened Movie-TV Tax CreditVariety
Bill to triple California film tax credits clears the LegislatureLos Angeles Times
California Senate Passes $330 Million Film and TV Tax Credit ExpansionTheWrap

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Credit card debt rises in PIttsburgh to $4.88T
Pittsburgh Business Times (blog)
Consumers nationwide are taking on more credit card debt, and Pittsburghers are no exception, according to a study by Equifax Personal Solutions. As of second-quarter 2014, Pittsburgh's total credit card debt was $4.88 trillion, up 2.62 percent from a ...

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A Summary of the Fair Credit Reporting Act

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Home Loans ? Repair Your Credit Before You Buy

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Credit Cards And Loans - So Many Options - So Little Time

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Credit Score ? for Scoring the Right Loan

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Credit Cards -- What You Should Know

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The credit industry if rife with pitfalls. If you have... 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

What You Need to Know About Interest Rates

For all people shop around for the best rate, there... Read More

5 Things Your Credit Card Company Keeps Quiet About

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Borrowing on a Credit Card

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Identity Theft : They Got Him

His hard earned money? Gone. Creditors on his back everyday.... Read More

Choosing The Credit Card That Is Right For You

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Cash Back vs. Rewards Credit Cards

Ah, the sweet rewards of using credit!Not only do you... Read More

Good Credit -- Essential for the Prospective Home Buyer

Credit is a funny thing. It can be a useful... Read More

What Are the Most Common Ways to Commit Identity Theft or Fraud?

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