Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy

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Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy
Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy Rachel Thu, 12/28/2017 – 09:12 Make some credit score resolutions for 2018 Image by NordWood Themes via Unsplash The New Year is an opportunity to start things fresh. It is a time when you make resolutions and goals for the coming year. Some […]
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What You Don’t Know About Your Credit Score Can Hurt Your Finances

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What You Don’t Know About Your Credit Score Can Hurt Your Finances
Confused by credit score? You’re not aloneImage Source: Flickr User CollegeDegrees360 Financial site Nerd Wallet recently published the results of its latest survey it conducted last month and the findings are stunning when it comes to what many consumers don’t know about their credit score. Just 26% of Americans check their score monthly or more frequently […]
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6 wedding expenses you should put on your credit card

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6 wedding expenses you should put on your credit card
Wedding-related mishaps can turn any mild-mannered bride into a bridezilla, but sometimes your credit card can come to the rescue
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How Does Medical Debt Affect Your Credit Score?

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How Does Medical Debt Affect Your Credit Score?
Medical debt can tank your credit scoreImage Source: Flickr User Claus Rebler Medical debt is unique among other types of debt because of the complications of the insurance intermediary. This is also debt you generally don’t get into voluntarily unlike a mortgage, car loan, or credit card bill. Medical debt is a plague on the […]
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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score

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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score
… elevated credit standing will be yours to enjoy. Odysseas Papadimitriou is CEO of the personal finance website WalletHub, which offers free credit scores, full credit reports and 24/7 credit monitoring. He previously worked as a senior director at …
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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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SIU investigates after man, 31, shot during altercation with police at Jane …

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SIU investigates after man, 31, shot during altercation with police at Jane …
The provincial Special Investigations Unit works at the scene of a police-involved shooting on Coquette Road in the Jane Street and Sheppard Avenue area on Friday night. next play/pause pre 1/1. North York Mirror. The province's Special Investigations …
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BirdsNest open for tonight's Game 6 of ALCS

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BirdsNest open for tonight's Game 6 of ALCS
Blue Jays fans gather at Nathan Phillips Square, the BirdsNest, in this file photo. The BirdsNest will be open and ready to welcome fans who want to watch tonight's crucial Game 6 of the American League Championship Series against the Kansas City Royals.
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Our View: Andrew Jackson needs to go

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Our View: Andrew Jackson needs to go
Here's a resolution that both Republicans and Democrats in Congress should be able to support — removing Andrew Jackson from the $20 bill. Yes, the former president is popular with Democrats because of his populist rhetoric and affinity with the …
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Your Credit Score: After College, It's the One Grade That Matters Most

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Your Credit Score: After College, It's the One Grade That Matters Most
How to Improve Your Credit Score With a Few Simple Steps. 5 Things You Don't Know About Your Credit Score. How to Strengthen Your Credit Score. Personal Finance: Understanding 3 Credit Scores. How to Understand Your Credit Report and Credit Score.
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RITA warns of security incident, offers free credit monitoring

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RITA warns of security incident, offers free credit monitoring
… more secure backup system, the DVDs were recalled to be destroyed. RITA is in the process of providing written notices to people whose information may have been on the DVD. They will be eligible to receive free credit monitoring and identity …
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New Year, New You: Advice on how to keep your finances in order

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New Year, New You: Advice on how to keep your finances in order
The credit score impacts heavily on what level of financing, if any, is made available for people. “People want to be careful about having too many accounts, even if you aren't using them,” said local attorney Anthony DeGirolamo, who specializes in …
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Florida Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft

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Florida Most Vulnerable to Identity Theft
Sign Up For Credit Monitoring: Credit monitoring is the best way to keep tabs on your credit report, providing peace of mind in the form of alerts about important changes to your file, including potential signs of identity theft. WalletHub offers free …
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Samsung Galaxy S III T-Mobile

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Samsung Galaxy S III T-Mobile
With the Samsung Galaxy S III (S3), Samsung has done it again. For the third consecutive year, its flagship Galaxy phone is a tidy package of top-flight specs, approachable design, steady performance, and compelling pricing. Starting its U.S. sales …
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about your credit

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about your credit
What is a credit report? It is a history report listing all of your financial obligations. It is a history of your credit transactions and your behavior on repaying your obligations in a timely manner. Banks, lenders, and even many employers use your …
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Decoder: How credit information firms calculate credit score

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Decoder: How credit information firms calculate credit score
Today almost no loan or credit card application gets approved without checking the applicant's credit report and score. Ever wondered how a person's credit score is calculated? Here's a quick glimpse into what goes into the making of a person's credit …
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How Late Payments Affect Your Credit Score

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How Late Payments Affect Your Credit Score
Late payments may be the bane of your credit score perfection, or they may just be part of your overall credit mediocrity. How late your payments are, how perfect your score is otherwise, and a host of other factors all play into how much a late …
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What Is a FICO Credit Score & How to Improve Your Score

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What Is a FICO Credit Score & How to Improve Your Score
When you're trying to get a loan, you will constantly hear about a credit rating. The amount of the loan, the interest rate on it, and whether the loan is actually given at all, are all heavily dependent on the credit rating of the person seeking the …
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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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3 Simple Tricks That Can Help You Build Good Credit

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3 Simple Tricks That Can Help You Build Good Credit
Everyone wants a good credit score, there's no doubt about it. Unfortunately, building a good credit history can sometimes feel like an overwhelming task. Fortunately, there are some tactics available that can help you build good credit. If you're …
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Can a Debt Collector Take My Kid's College Fund?

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Can a Debt Collector Take My Kid's College Fund?
Another question our reader probably should have asked, but didn't, is what would happen to that money if she files for bankruptcy, since consumers who are being sued for debts they can't pay often seek relief in the bankruptcy courts. As is often the …
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8 Tips to protect your Money – and your Identity – from Theft

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8 Tips to protect your Money – and your Identity – from Theft
When you hear the dictum, “You should protect yourself from identity theft,” do you equate this with pushing a wheelbarrow loaded with rocks up a hill? It would actually be more accurate to picture slicing into a fresh apple pie, because identity theft …
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Are You Guilty of Committing Suze Orman's 5 "Forever Nevers"?

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Are You Guilty of Committing Suze Orman's 5 "Forever Nevers"?
Additionally, if they fall behind on payments your credit score could be damaged. On this topic, Orman said … Under current federal law, student loans can't be written off in bankruptcy, so this type of debt is nearly impossible to escape. Although a …
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Job Spotlight: Don Thomas, financial management counselor with Operation Hope

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Job Spotlight: Don Thomas, financial management counselor with Operation Hope
and 'what is a credit score?' It's a no-judgment zone. When clients come to us, we're not going to judge you, I'm not going to judge you. Typically, I like to have between 15 and 20 people in the workshop. Then we set up a one-on-one counseling session.
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Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?

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Can Wired Cities Outsmart Hackers?
More From Credit.com: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft. While the above-noted protocols are not a panacea for the problems that face our incipiently smart cities, they will go a long way towards addressing security hazards and pitfalls …
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Pentagon Plans to Spend $132 Million on Credit Monitoring for DOD's OPM Hack …

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Pentagon Plans to Spend $132 Million on Credit Monitoring for DOD's OPM Hack …
In July, OPM asked agencies to help pay for credit-monitoring services related to the hack of background check files. The total price tag for the hack-protection services is still unknown and complete notification to all affected individuals could take …
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