5 identity theft facts that will terrify you

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5 identity theft facts that will terrify you
Identity theft was the number one consumer complaint at the Federal Trade Commission last year. So far in 2015, the data breach problem that drives so many identity-related crimes has gotten worse. The massive compromises at Anthem and Premera alone …
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How To Get A 850 Credit Score

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How To Get A 850 Credit Score
No Credit Check Apartments Nyc Check Your Credit Free How to Check Your Credit Report – How to Get Your Free Annual … – Checking your credit report can help you protect yourself from identity theft and before you apply for a loan. Learn how to do it …
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Bad credit repair scams and ordering free credit reports

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Bad credit repair scams and ordering free credit reports
While the economy has been showing signs of improvement, your good name and reputation within the community has never been more important. Creditors have tightened their credit granting guidelines effectively barring millions of Americans from …
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Full text of Gov. Martin O'Malley's speech as prepared for delivery

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Full text of Gov. Martin O'Malley's speech as prepared for delivery
Mr. Speaker, Mr. President, Distinguished Minority Leaders, Lieutenant Governor Brown, Treasurer Kopp, Governor Hughes, Governor Glendening, Attorney General Gansler, Attorney General Curran; colleagues in city and county government; Congressman …
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Few sign up for free credit monitoring in Georgia data breach

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Few sign up for free credit monitoring in Georgia data breach
Fewer than 10,000 people have signed up for free credit monitoring, despite a massive data breach in the Georgia Secretary of State's Office that exposed the personal data of more than 6 million registered voters. As of 10 a.m. this morning, 9,545 …
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Money Matters: Organizing your tax information

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Money Matters: Organizing your tax information
Most Americans loathe tax season. Collecting documents, filling out forms and sending money to Uncle Sam. It's not an enjoyable process. But, it's got to be done. If you want to make next year's tax season easier, start getting organized now. Shari …
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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack

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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack
The campus is providing potentially impacted individuals with one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, along with resources to assist them in monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity. In today's cyber security …
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Not alone with loan debt: LSS offers student loan debt counseling

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Not alone with loan debt: LSS offers student loan debt counseling
If you don't manage student loan debt, it can have a negative effect on an individual's credit score, just like credit card debt, said Katie Eastman, financial counselor at the LSS office in Brainerd. The government can garnish wages and bank account …
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Watch Out for the Scam Targeting WhatsApp Users

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Watch Out for the Scam Targeting WhatsApp Users
Users of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp should be wary of any emails they receive that appear to be from the company, the Better Business Bureau warns. There's a scam targeting WhatsApp users designed to infect their devices with malware, …
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Tax forms for more than 2500 GCI employees stolen in email scam

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Tax forms for more than 2500 GCI employees stolen in email scam
GCI is providing affected employees with two years of credit monitoring, identity theft counseling and other services, and identity theft insurance. The company is urging employees affected by the attack to notify the IRS that their W-2s were compromised.
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What Is A Fair Credit Score Equifax

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What Is A Fair Credit Score Equifax
Understanding Your Credit Score Canada Equifax How to Get Your Free FCRA Credit Report – Credit/Debt Management – The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) gives you the right to a free credit … Both Equifax and TransUnion allow you to order your free …
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Weighing the cost of college: Have a plan, start saving early

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Weighing the cost of college: Have a plan, start saving early
NORTHAMPTON — A self-proclaimed “screw-up” when it comes to money, Pam Hannah, 44, of Northampton is determined to help her 5-year-old son avoid the mistakes she made taking on debt as a college student, which led to her filing for bankruptcy. She is …
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Defaulting on Federal Student Loans Means Your Salary Can Be Garnished

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Defaulting on Federal Student Loans Means Your Salary Can Be Garnished
That's because the consequences of not paying federal student loans after nine months are dire: your wages and taxes can be garnished and your credit score knocked down several hundred points. And declaring bankruptcy won't get you out of Dodge; …
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State to provide free credit monitoring after info breach

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State to provide free credit monitoring after info breach
Secretary of State Brian Kemp announced today that his office will contract with CSID to provide free credit monitoring and identity theft restoration services. These services will be available for one year to all Georgians affected by the release of …
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FTC warns public to be on the lookout for open enrollment Medicare scams

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FTC warns public to be on the lookout for open enrollment Medicare scams
For information on how to protect yourself from identity theft and Medicare Fraud visit Medicare Fraud Help information page. When it comes to identity theft protection you need to be stingy with all your information. You also need to question …
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Insurer enlists advisors and clients to develop payout product

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Insurer enlists advisors and clients to develop payout product
Great-West and its subsidiaries formed focus groups to develop HelloLife, the payout program launched in September. The insurer learned that advisors will adopt the product faster if they helped develop it. HelloLife is a complex program. It lets …
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How to Buy a Home Without a Killer Credit Score

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How to Buy a Home Without a Killer Credit Score
You won't qualify for a loan because of your credit score or a recent bankruptcy. 2. “The property or home you are buying does not qualify for an FHA or other conventional loan in that it needs some renovating/fixes.” 3. You need to get your hands on a …
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How to improve credit scores

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How to improve credit scores
Dear Liz: I am trying to help my retired parents refinance their home. Currently they are paying over 8% interest. (This loan should be illegal.) The problem is their credit score, which is around 536. They had a tax lien in 2004 (it has been paid off …
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How your kid could become a victim of identity theft

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How your kid could become a victim of identity theft
Other warnings may come in the form of mail sent to the children, Velasquez says, such as solicitations for loyalty programs. • React when there is a breach. If a data breach affecting a child occurs, parents should initiate free credit monitoring for …
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Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans

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Everything You Need to Know About Repaying Your Student Loans
Unlike many other types of debts, it is very difficult to get student loans discharged or reduced by bankruptcy courts. When does it make sense to refinance student loans? If you have a steady job and a solid credit score, you can search on Credible …
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Beware Fraudulent FAFSA Sites

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Beware Fraudulent FAFSA Sites
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Paying Down Student Loans While Saving for Retirement

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Paying Down Student Loans While Saving for Retirement
Graduates with student loans are often caught in a Catch-22 scenario when they are faced with large amounts of debt and the need to save for retirement. The conundrum of deciding whether to tackle their student loan payments first or accumulate savings …
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Credit Score Of 630 Mortgage

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Credit Score Of 630 Mortgage
What is a credit report? What is a FICO score? Is a credit report the same as a FICO score? No – they are two different things, but they are … I recommend speaking with a local loan officer to weigh your options. Lending someone money with a lower …
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5 Fast Ways to Tank Your Good Credit Score

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5 Fast Ways to Tank Your Good Credit Score
Keep in mind, too, a bankruptcy can affect your credit far longer than other types of negative information. By law, a Chapter 13 bankruptcy public record will appear in a credit report for 7 years from the filing date, while Chapter 7 and Chapter 11 …
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IPFW students talk about what they want from city's next mayor

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IPFW students talk about what they want from city's next mayor
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (21Alive) — Looking at the Fort Wayne mayor's race through the eyes of college kids. We took charge Wednesday of an IPFW political science class, asking what the students hope the next mayor will focus attention on after taking office.
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Trinity Bellwoods Flea at the Studio Bar

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Trinity Bellwoods Flea at the Studio Bar
Skip the lines and the crowds this holiday season and find the special gift for that special someone on your list all in one place at the Trinity Bellwoods Flea. It all goes down Saturday, Dec. 19 and Sunday, Dec 20 from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Studio …
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