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Big changes coming for credit reports

Mar 9, 2015
Trying to fix an error on your credit report? Here's some good news!
Posted In: credit report, collection agency, medical debt

Credit monitoring becomes a standard offer after breaches

Sep 9, 2014
What these services do and do not do for you as a consumer.
Posted In: credit card fraud, credit hack, credit monitoring, credit report

When your bad credit keeps you from getting a job

Jan 22, 2014
A recent study shows one in 10 job applicants have been rejected because something turned up in their credit history.
Posted In: credit report, unemployement

How to fix an error on your credit report: A guide

Oct 4, 2013
Fixing a mistake in your credit report can be frustrating and complicated. Here's a guide to help you know where to go and what to do.
Posted In: credit report, credit score

Settling the credit score: How lenders judge consumers

Aug 1, 2013
What does your credit score say about what kind of consumer you are?
Posted In: credit report, credit score, FICO score

Financial Feud: Store credit vs. Credit score

Jul 1, 2013
Have you ever accepted a credit offer at the register? Or do you think store cards hurt more than they help? See what are experts say and weigh in.
Posted In: Credit card, credit card debt, credit report, credit score

How to dispute a credit report error

Feb 15, 2013
The Federal Trade Commission released a report saying that 42 million consumers have at least one "potentially material error" in their credit reports.
Posted In: credit agencies, credit report

Bark or bite: Credit reporting agencies get watchdog

Jul 20, 2012
Around 40 percent of credit reports have mistakes on them -- and it is a pain to get them fixed. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced that it will start scrutinizing credit reporting agencies.
Posted In: Richard Cordray, credit report, credit score, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau

Choosing a credit card

Jun 7, 2012
I am a graduate student in my mid-20s who has never had a credit card. While I have been able to get by without one, I have finally reached a stage in my personal and professional life where not having one has become a real inconvenience (when trying to reserve a rental car, for example). I would be grateful for advice on the cards, or kinds of cards, that I should seek or avoid for a first credit card -- as well as whether I'm likely to receive one, and (if not) what I can do to make myself a better candidate. Stephanie, Minneapolis, MN
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit card interest rates, credit report, Credit report, credit score

Getting back to our old (good) credit score

May 23, 2012
My husband and I gave our daughter $40,000 for a down payment on a condo. She defaulted on the loan and went into foreclosure. Consequently, our credit score has tanked. How can we get our old great credit back? Nobody cares that we were not the ones who defaulted. Please help. Cathy, Redmond, OR
Posted In: credit score, credit report, Credit Cards, family finances

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