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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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Advice on getting a credit card

Apr 24, 2012
My friend is 24 and a young mother. She has never had a credit card and she wants to build her credit. Her income is somewhat limited at the moment because she has a new baby and only works part-time, but she wants to be able to pay for small daily expenses with a card that she can pay off in full every month. She is not seeking a large credit line. Even $100 would be sufficient. Can you provide some advice on what kind of card and where to start for someone looking to build good credit? Should she try prepaid credit cards? Any advice would be most sincerely appreciated. Esmeralda, Marlborough, MA
Posted In: Credit Cards, secured credit cards, credit report, credit score
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Good habits and a credit score

Feb 1, 2012
We use a credit card to pay for all monthly expenses and then pay it off at the end of each month. My credit score fluctuates every quarter, depending on when the accounts are checked. My question is how can we convince the credit rating company that we do not carry any credit card debt from one month to the next? My score is currently at 749 but has been as high as 815. Thanks, I really enjoy your program. Randy, Macomb, IL
Posted In: Credit Cards, credit score, credit report

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