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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Credit.com News (blog)

This Week In Credit Card News: Data Breach At Staples, Early Glitches With ...
Forbes
The world's biggest office-supply retailer, Staples, is investigating reports of a possible data breach of customers' credit cards after banks detected a pattern of unusual charges concentrating on a group of shoppers. Reports of fraudulent charges ...
7 Reasons Your Debt Repayment Plan Isn't WorkingCredit.com News (blog)
Time for a fresh look at credit cardsThe Age

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Lifehacker

Try Applying for a Business Credit Card, Even if You're Not a Business
Lifehacker
You don't have to be a suit-wearing CEO to apply for a business credit card. In fact, you can have as little as a social security number and an Amazon Affiliates account to be eligible for lower interest rates or other perks of business cards. This ...

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Credit roars ahead of equities on sell-off
Reuters
LONDON, Oct 24 (IFR) - The violent market sell-off in mid-October along with the prospect of the European Central Bank buying corporate bonds has created attractive trading opportunities for relative value investors, with European credit surging ahead ...

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Hattiesburg American

Ways to improve your credit score
Hattiesburg American
Review your FICO score (the most commonly used credit score). The range is 300 to 850; the best interest rates are typically offered to people with scores above 720. 3. Pay your bills on time — even if it's just the minimum amount due. Your payment ...


New York Times

A Muted Future for Credit Suisse
New York Times
Credit Suisse's future is more workmanlike than its racy third quarter may suggest. The Swiss group revealed on Thursday that its investment bank had trumped Wall Street. Fixed-income trading revenue leaped by a half over the same period a year ago, ...
Credit Suisse Profit Beats Market ExpectationsWall Street Journal
Credit Suisse flags more investment bank cutsReuters
Credit Suisse Sees Mixed Start to October on VolatilityBloomberg
CNBC -ValueWalk -MarketWatch
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Feds allege celebrity credit repair a scam
U-T San Diego
SAN DIEGO — Federal prosecutors call Keith Lawrence Middlebrook the “credit repair man to the stars,” but indicted him Thursday as a scam artist. An indictment was unsealed in San Diego federal court charging Middlebrook, 46, of Los Angeles, with 15 ...
Man charged with three dozen criminal counts in credit-repair scamKUSI

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dancing for college credit
Youngstown Vindicator
Chaney Visual and Performing Arts students Teresa Crum, Keshona Harris, Asia Jones and Angel Collins are among the first. They're earning college credit in the dance classes they're taking while in high school. This is the first year that's been an ...


The Denver Channel

Apple Pay Lets Man Scan, Use Wife's Citi Credit Card Without Additional ...
The Consumerist
One of the neat features of the new Apple Pay system is that it lets iPhone 6 users quickly scan and verify credit cards into their Passbook so they can use those accounts without ever providing participating businesses with their card numbers. But how ...
Which is safer: Apple Pay or credit cards?The Denver Channel
How to change your default Apple Pay credit card, or remove cards remotely via ...Apple Insider
Why Apple Pay is 'more safe and secure than using your credit card'BGR
Cult of Mac -PadGadget -Sun Sentinel
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How to Improve a Poor Credit Score
Huffington Post
Yes, drawing a line in the sand and paying your bills on time from this point forward is a great place to start, assuming you have up to seven years to wait and your scores are poor because of derogatory credit entries. If you've never missed a payment ...
Common mistakes can hurt credit scoreGoErie.com

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Generation Gap: How Your Age Affects How You Use Credit Cards
Huffington Post
This country is billions of dollars in debt to the credit card lenders, which is a staggering number. How do you get to a point where the majority of Americans have over $10,000 in credit card debt? Who is to blame? A glimpse into the generational ...

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SuperCharged Secret 4, Credit Card Utopia

YOU SCRATCH MY BACK, AND I'LL BUY SOME MORE BEER!Let's... Read More