Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score

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Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score
Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score Rachel Thu, 10/12/2017 – 09:21 Filing credit report disputes may help your score Image Source: Flickr User CafeCredit.com Your credit score is determined by an algorithm calculated on your credit report data. Each credit score calculation (and there are hundreds of them) will vary slightly. There are […]
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Tip: Use Your Credit Cards to Protect Your FICO Score

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Tip: Use Your Credit Cards to Protect Your FICO Score
Tip: Use Your Credit Cards to Protect Your FICO Score View recent blog entries Submitted by Rachel on Thu, 08/17/2017 – 09:04 Your credit card accounts can be closed without notice Image Source: Pixabay.com Although it seems counter-intuitive, the fact is that if you do not use your credit cards, it can (indirectly) harm your […]
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10 Amazing Ways To Save Money On Electronics

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10 Amazing Ways To Save Money On Electronics
People can’t seem to live without their electronic devices these days. The latest gadgets are great for entertainment and social networking, but they are often very expensive. Fortunately, consumers can… The post 10 Amazing Ways To Save Money On Electronics appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Outstanding Tips to Help You Save More Money

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Outstanding Tips to Help You Save More Money
Saving money isn’t always easy! We start out with the right thought in mind but tend to get side-tracked or distracted and before we know it, our money is all… The post Outstanding Tips to Help You Save More Money appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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What Credit Card Activities Can Benefit or Harm Your Score?

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What Credit Card Activities Can Benefit or Harm Your Score?
Use credit cards wisely to benefit your scoreImage Source: Flickr User 401(K) 2012 Credit card activity and debt are major contributors to your credit score. If you’re rebuilding your credit score after bankruptcy, it pays to know how your score is calculated and how your decisions about your credit cards can affect your score for […]
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Do You Want Excellent Credit? 5 Habits to Improve Your FICO Score

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Do You Want Excellent Credit? 5 Habits to Improve Your FICO Score
Five habits to help your credit scoreImage Source: Flickr User Kurtis Garbutt The perfect credit score is 850 which is elusive to obtain. About one-half of a percent of Americans hit that high point. Currently, the average credit score in America is 695 which falls in the range that’s considered “good” according to Nerd Wallet. […]
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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 2015

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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score in 2015
Your credit score is everywhere. It's used to approve you for a credit card, a car loan, a mortgage and many other types of financing. Your car insurance and home insurance bills can be lower with a better credit score. Even a cellphone contract's …
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5 tips for tackling your student loan costs

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5 tips for tackling your student loan costs
Remember that mistakes can follow you for years: Negative items on your credit report – including missed payments, accounts sent to collections and bankruptcy – remain there for a period of 7 to 10 years, or indefinitely in the case of delinquent …
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Provincial insurers form CLHIA Quebec

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Provincial insurers form CLHIA Quebec
In order to speak with a common voice, the insurers represented by the Regroupement des assureurs à charte du Québec (RACQ), and the Quebec arm of the Canadian Life and Health Insurance Association (CLHIA) have merged their operations into an …
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QFS not for sale, says CEO

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QFS not for sale, says CEO
Although the rumour mill was active at the QFS Symposium held in Toronto in late September, QFS executives, CEO Kevin Cott, and president Nick Simone, were both quick to dismiss the suggestion that QFS is on the market for acquisition. “QFS is near and …
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CSA Publishes Mutual Fund Fee report

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CSA Publishes Mutual Fund Fee report
The Canadian Securities Administrators (CSA) have published an independent research report entitled A Dissection of Mutual Fund Fees, Flows and Performance, written by professor Douglas Cumming and coauthors Sofia Johan and Yelin Zhang from the …
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Experts urge credit report freezes

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Experts urge credit report freezes
But a new report by the consumer group U.S. PIRG in Washington says credit monitoring isn't nearly enough. The group is urging all consumers to consider freezing their credit reports as the only way to stop ID thieves from taking out loans, credit …
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Jeff Fowler: Stay safe from scammers this season

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Jeff Fowler: Stay safe from scammers this season
Identity theft, investment fraud and scams rob millions of Americans of their hard-earned money every year. Con artists use a myriad of scams to steal your hard-earned money, including phishing scams, tech-support scams, gold coin scams, oil and gas …
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From Davos to Big Sur, Geithner Recounts Staring Into the Abyss

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From Davos to Big Sur, Geithner Recounts Staring Into the Abyss
Timothy F. Geithner, then-president of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, speaks during a session on day four of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, on Jan. 26, 2008. Photographer: Adrian Moser/Bloomberg. Don't Miss Out — Follow …
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Love on your mind as Valentine nears? Fix your Cibil score first

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Love on your mind as Valentine nears? Fix your Cibil score first
So, what is a credit score? In India, Credit Scores are generally referred to as a Cibil Score. Cibil Score basically is a three digit number that predicts the likelihood of you defaulting on your loan obligations in the next 12-24 months. Higher the …
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Donald Trump, Harry Truman and how bankruptcy has changed

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Donald Trump, Harry Truman and how bankruptcy has changed
From 1960 to 2004 the U.S. economy grew by an average of 3.4% per year, while bankruptcy filings grew more than 8% a year. There are a few reasons why. Bankruptcy today is a pretty orderly process. In most cases you file, your credit score is ruined …
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Hoosiers urged to protect their credit

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Hoosiers urged to protect their credit
With holiday shopping around the corner, Zoeller is urging Hoosiers to sign up. He says this free and easy program is better than credit monitoring. "Credit monitoring is like someone who calls you and tells you that your cow has left the barn. well …
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How to Maximize Your Holiday Shopping Credit Card Rewards

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How to Maximize Your Holiday Shopping Credit Card Rewards
Will you be using your credit card for holiday shopping? Most Americans will use plastic for its security and convenience, and many will earn rewards in the process. But while some will only be earning rewards worth 1% back, others will enjoy much …
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Challenge Index's unabridged methodology

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Challenge Index's unabridged methodology
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT THE CHALLENGE INDEX AND WASHINGTONPOST.COM'S HIGH SCHOOL CHALLENGE, by Jay Mathews, Challenge Index creator and Washington Post columnist. 1. How does the Challenge Index work?
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Lenders Offering More Second Chances With Increased Number of Subprime Loans

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Lenders Offering More Second Chances With Increased Number of Subprime Loans
mortgage-app-four Lenders across the U.S. appear to be offering borrowers a second chance at obtaining a mortgage by originating more subprime mortgages for borrowers with credit scores under 620. Equifax's recent National Consumer Credit Trends …
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TalkTalk breach: what to do if you're a customer

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TalkTalk breach: what to do if you're a customer
Users should also check their credit report, TalkTalk said, recommending they use the three main credit agencies (Call Credit, Experian and Equifax) to do so. The company says it is “looking to organise a year's free credit monitoring for all of our …
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How to Deal with Credit Card Debt

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How to Deal with Credit Card Debt
Closing your cards with a balance on them is not good for your credit score. I wouldn't suggest closing your cards at all, actually … Credit card debt is often the thing that pushes people into filing for bankruptcy. But this should be a last resort …
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What Is A Credit Report Hold

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What Is A Credit Report Hold
Wachovia Bank Credit Rating Wachovia shares, which had slumped as the global credit crisis intensified in recent … With the acquisition of the bulk of Wachovia, Citigroup has reclaimed its title as the biggest U.S. bank by total assets — $2.91 …
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Pravitha Rohit

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Pravitha Rohit
Well, if you don't, this article will answer all your questions. Understanding the importance of maintaining a good credit rating can do wonders for your loan application. Here's all you need to know:What is a Credit Score?A credit score is nothing but …
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4 Reasons Why You Should Check Your Score (Even If You Don't Plan to Borrow …

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4 Reasons Why You Should Check Your Score (Even If You Don't Plan to Borrow …
While in Grand Central waiting for my train home from a conference recently, I found myself in a conversation with the person sitting next to me. At some point early in the conversation, we exchanged the "so-what-do-you-do-for-a-living?" question and I …
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Identity Theft Protection

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Identity Theft Protection
With identity theft, a scammer uses personal information such as your Social Security number, driver's license number or financial account information to wreak havoc on your financial life. An identity thief may take over your bank account and drain …
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