5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year

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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year Rachel Wed, 07/05/2017 – 03:05 Good habits protect your credit scoreImage Source: Flickr User Araí Moleri Riva-Zucchelli   After bankruptcy, one of the first things to do to take full advantage of the fresh start you have is to begin rebuilding your credit as soon as […]
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Three Reasons Every Merchant Needs Chip Card Readers

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Three Reasons Every Merchant Needs Chip Card Readers
At the supermarket recently, I had the opportunity to chat with the manager. I noticed that the store, part of a regional chain with a huge corporate owner, had not yet installed readers for the increasingly ubiquitous chip-cards, so I asked him why not.                       […]
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Credit 360: Get your bad credit back in the green

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Credit 360: Get your bad credit back in the green
Buying a house or car may seem impossible if you have a bad credit score. Improving that credit score may seem intimidating, but there are ways to successfully turn bad credit around. Marco Salinas, President of Credit 360, has the insight and …
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Does the Graying of American Debt Mean Millennials Can't Get a Loan?

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Does the Graying of American Debt Mean Millennials Can't Get a Loan?
Millennials have stayed away from large segments of consumer lending, from the auto market to residential real estate. With the cost of college spiking beyond inflation and incomes, student loans seem all but unavoidable, pushing other consumer debt …
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Is Bankruptcy the Answer to My Debt Problem?

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Is Bankruptcy the Answer to My Debt Problem?
… plan without a bankruptcy. (Editor's Note: A bankruptcy will impact your credit for years, depending on which type you opt to use, but your credit score will recover over time. You can monitor your bankruptcy's affect on your credit scores for free …
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Can I Really Get an Auto Loan During or After a Bankruptcy?

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Can I Really Get an Auto Loan During or After a Bankruptcy?
If you are in an open bankruptcy or have had one recently discharged, you might feel like you couldn't be approved for an auto loan even if you tried. Yes, it's going to bring down your credit score and it will be on your credit report for ten years.
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Mastering the Basics: 5 Financial Essentials You Should Know (But Might Not)

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Mastering the Basics: 5 Financial Essentials You Should Know (But Might Not)
… and the types of credit you've used. At the same time, if you've missed payments or gone into bankruptcy, your credit score will be seriously damaged. If you'd like to learn more, take a look at this handy Zing video about how to improve your …
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4 Ways to Stop Holiday Shopping From Making You a Grinch

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4 Ways to Stop Holiday Shopping From Making You a Grinch
Consumers need to be vigilant all year-round to keep their credit safe from fraud when shopping — And the need to monitor gets magnified during the holiday season, when we tend to spend considerably more than the rest of the year. Whether you're …
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Just Approved: Rapid rescoring helps homebuyers secure jumbo loan

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Just Approved: Rapid rescoring helps homebuyers secure jumbo loan
However, the two remained financially sound during it and made all the right moves in the two years following bankruptcy. The couple hoped a Jumbo lender could help them secure their next purchase, but their 718 credit score fell well below the …
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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains how to improve your credit score

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Money Saving Expert Martin Lewis explains how to improve your credit score
Whether you're looking for a mortgage for your dream home, hoping to get a credit card or even trying to secure a contract for a mobile phone, a good credit score is essential. But not all of us have one. Here, money saving expert Martin Lewis shares …
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Learn How to Manage Your Credit Like a Pro

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Learn How to Manage Your Credit Like a Pro
It's no secret that credit is a very important part of qualifying for a mortgage. In fact, for the most part, there are four things that will dictate if you qualify for a mortgage and how much mortgage you qualify for: credit, income, assets and debt …
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Coroner: Bluffton Boy Died of Blow To Head

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Coroner: Bluffton Boy Died of Blow To Head
BLUFFTON, Ind. (21Alive) – A 3-year-old Bluffton boy died of a blow to the head, according to an autopsy made public Monday. Owen's mother, Breanna Arnold, 21, and her boyfriend, Zachary Barnes, 30, face a slew of charges in connection with Owen's …
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Improving your credit score without gimmicks

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Improving your credit score without gimmicks
(MoneyWatch) Chat boards and web sites are filled with tricks and gimmicks to improve your credit score. One gimmick that gets a lot of attention is the practice called credit piggybacking. This is where one person, sometimes for a fee, agrees to add …
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9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft

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9 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft
Identity theft is a serious crime that can be ruinous to your finances and credit score. Even if you catch a breach quickly, resolving the damage may be costly and time-consuming. Fortunately, you can take steps to protect yourself and your sensitive …
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About 330000 in state affected by cyberattack involving T-Mobile credit data

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About 330000 in state affected by cyberattack involving T-Mobile credit data
Beware of unsolicited calls or emails offering credit monitoring or identity theft services. Consumers should never provide their Social Security number, credit card numbers or other personal information in response to unsolicited emails or calls …
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Credit Report Massachusetts

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Credit Report Massachusetts
Equifax Personal Solutions – Credit Reports, Credit Scores … – View your Equifax credit report and credit score online. Monitor your credit and protect yourself from identity theft. Equifax is Canada's leading provider of … credit repair …
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How Public Records Impact Your Credit Rating

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How Public Records Impact Your Credit Rating
Lastly, while other details about a bankruptcy – such as the court involved, the case number, or the type of bankruptcy filing (Chapter 7 or Chapter 13) – do not impact your credit score, you should nevertheless try to ensure that this data is also …
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Dual Upside To Foreclosure Alternative

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Dual Upside To Foreclosure Alternative
The Early Show's financial guru, Ray Martin, wraps up his three-part series on home buying and selling in a buyers' market with a look at the foreclosure process, and a way homeowners who are behind on their payments can escape some of the worst …
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The growing danger to elderly Americans

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The growing danger to elderly Americans
By Bob Sullivan/Credit.com. The first signs of elder financial abuse are easy to miss. Maybe there's a new, overeager "best friend" who gives off a strange vibe. Or excessive secrecy around an online lover. Paranoia or anger when talking about money …
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Raise Credit Score Fast Of Gedaliah

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Raise Credit Score Fast Of Gedaliah
High Credit Score How to Improve Your Credit Score – Credit/Debt Management – In both cases, you should have an explanation of why your credit score is low. For example, high credit utilization, too few accounts, or recent delinquencies … Ways to …
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How to Successfully Follow the Authorized User Credit Score Strategy

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How to Successfully Follow the Authorized User Credit Score Strategy
A customer with poor or no credit can have a difficult time raising their credit score without a line of credit — but it's not impossible. If you need to get quick access to credit, say to get a car loan or qualify for an apartment lease, having …
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Data breach at Premera/Blue Cross may affect thousands in Washington

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Data breach at Premera/Blue Cross may affect thousands in Washington
Premera Blue Cross's computer systems were hacked in early May 2014, potentially allowing access to personal information of about 11 million members and applicants, the company announced Tuesday. The information could include member name, date of …
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How Happy Are You, Tredyffrin? Chester County Rated 6th Happiest In US

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How Happy Are You, Tredyffrin? Chester County Rated 6th Happiest In US
Chester County is one of the happiest places to be in all of America, according to a new study. Do you agree? By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 22, 2015. ShareTweetGoogle PlusRedditEmailComments0. How Happy Are You, Tredyffrin? Chester County …
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Pelham drops two to out-of-state schools

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Pelham drops two to out-of-state schools
What is a Credit Score? (Bankrate)(Bankrate) · Stars People Can't Seem To Remember Are Afric… (MadameNoire)(MadameNoire) · 20 Animals With Sapphire Blue Eyes! (Little Buddha)(Little Buddha) · NFL Training Camps: One Question Every Team Must …
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MyCreditMonitor UK Launches new Resources Section

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MyCreditMonitor UK Launches new Resources Section
Customers and visitors can access this section, which offers guidance on broad questions such as, "What is a credit score?", or "Why do I need a credit report?", to more specific issues, like how a higher credit score can help consumers access better …
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Credit monitoring contract for second OPM breach coming soon

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Credit monitoring contract for second OPM breach coming soon
Federal employees — and their affected relatives — should know by mid-August the terms of the credit monitoring and liability protections the Office of Personnel Management will be offering to those who had their information stolen in the second OPM …
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