Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key

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Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key
Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key Rachel Thu, 09/14/2017 – 09:42 It pays to know your credit terms Image Source: Pixabay.com Finances and credit scores are something we all deal with, but sometimes the words and phrases that get thrown around might be confusing. Even if you […]
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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Tax-Time Identity Theft

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How to Avoid Being a Victim of Tax-Time Identity Theft
Consider signing up for a credit monitoring program. If you've been a victim of tax-time identity theft, there's a good chance your information may be used for other forms of fraud as well. Credit monitoring programs can alert you to potential problems.
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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season

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Protect Yourself from Tax-Related Identity Theft This Tax Season
Fortunately, there are some common-sense steps you can take to protect yourself from identity theft. How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft. Remember that scams involving people impersonating the IRS are on the rise, especially this time of year …
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Check your credit for free on Feb. 2

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Check your credit for free on Feb. 2
The Federal Trade Commission reports that only one out of every three Wisconsin adults checks their free credit report each year, making Wisconsin the sixth lowest of all the states. The University of Wisconsin-Extension “Check Your Free Credit Report …
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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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Hillary Clinton's Shadowy History With Shadow Banking

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Hillary Clinton's Shadowy History With Shadow Banking
The law's effect on consumers are well documented. Bankruptcy is a court-supervised financial do-over. If you accept having your credit score ruined and being denied access to credit cards and other consumer loans for several years, a judge can slash …
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Gas tax, credit monitoring, driver's test laws go on books

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Gas tax, credit monitoring, driver's test laws go on books
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) – New laws take effect around the country Friday, but in Utah, only a handful of the hundreds passed by lawmakers in 2015 are among them. Most of the roughly 500 laws Utah legislators passed last year took effect May 12, a default …
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Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers

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Scottrade Breach Hits 4.6 Million Customers
Please also read the important information included on ways to protect yourself from identity theft. We encourage clients to be particularly vigilant against email or direct mail schemes seeking to trick you into revealing personal information. Never …
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Protect Children's Information This Holiday Season; Avoid Scams

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Protect Children's Information This Holiday Season; Avoid Scams
If you get notice that your personal financial information has been compromised due to a data breach, follow our recommended steps to protect yourself from identity theft. To check out a company or file a consumer complaint, call the Attorney General's …
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What the Heck Is Your New Year's Money Resolution Going to Be?

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What the Heck Is Your New Year's Money Resolution Going to Be?
Your credit score is one of the best ways to evaluate your financial wellbeing. … She founded Tayne Law Group, P.C., concentrating solely in debt resolution and alternatives to filing bankruptcy for consumers, small business owners and professionals.
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Survey: 14% Of Consumers Can't Tell You Their Credit Score

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Survey: 14% Of Consumers Can't Tell You Their Credit Score
Whether you're getting auto insurance, leasing a car, or buying a new home, the better your credit, the better your "deal". High credit scores can save you good money. Low credit scores, though, aren't all so terrible — especially because even small …
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GA Sec. of State offers free credit monitoring following data breach; fired …

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GA Sec. of State offers free credit monitoring following data breach; fired …
ATLANTA — After a major data breach exposed more than six million voters' personal information, Georgia's Secretary of State says the state will offer free credit monitoring and restoration to those affected. Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp …
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Physician Heal Thyself: Are Your Medical Records Safe?

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Physician Heal Thyself: Are Your Medical Records Safe?
More From Credit.com: How to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft. There is of course another big target here, namely, your prescription history. Prescription drug abuse continues its meteoric rise, and the value of some prescription drugs on the …
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Consumers Are Aware of Data Breaches, but Worry Less About Fraud This Holiday …

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Consumers Are Aware of Data Breaches, but Worry Less About Fraud This Holiday …
Credit Lock, available through TransUnion's Credit Monitoring and mobile app, lets you lock or unlock your TransUnion credit with the swipe of a finger or click of a mouse. Keep your TransUnion credit report locked at all times until you need to open …
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Should Your Teen Have a Credit Card?

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Should Your Teen Have a Credit Card?
Blaming credit cards for young adults' money woes is popular these days; high-school and college students are putting way too many college expenses and other charges on their cards, the thinking goes. But as credit-card issuers and Congress race to …
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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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Identity Theft Protection Products: Wise Investment Or Waste Of Money?

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Identity Theft Protection Products: Wise Investment Or Waste Of Money?
Americans are afraid of identity theft. In an effort to defend themselves, people are spending billions every year on protection and credit monitoring products. Many of these plans cost $20 or more each month, and promise peace of mind. But are they …
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Whats A Really Good Credit Score

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Whats A Really Good Credit Score
Two Types of Personal Bankruptcy – Credit/Debt Management – The two major types of personal bankruptcy for consumers are Chapter 7. Your credit score moves up or down based on the information on your credit report. … your oldest card, makes your …
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3 Credit Reporting Errors You Need to Watch Out For

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3 Credit Reporting Errors You Need to Watch Out For
This is one mistake you'll need to keep a very close eye on because certain errors could impact your credit score significantly. For example, if you had a credit score of 780 and someone else's bankruptcy is listed on your credit report, this could …
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US Urged to Delink Foreign Military, State-building Actions

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US Urged to Delink Foreign Military, State-building Actions
Mali, long praised as a stable democracy and success story, was in reality a fragile state that collapsed, says a new report. Burned cars and abandoned tanks are relics of the violent fighting in Diabaly. Credit: Marc-André Boisvert/IPS. WASHINGTON …
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E. Coli Concerns Prompt Massive Bottled Water Recall

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E. Coli Concerns Prompt Massive Bottled Water Recall
The company that supplies Wegmans, ShopRite, 7-Eleven, Acme and others with bottled water has issued a recall because of E.coli. By Justin Heinze (Patch Staff) June 22, 2015. ShareTweetGoogle PlusRedditEmailComments0. E. Coli Concerns Prompt …
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A step-by-step guide to filing an identity theft complaint

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A step-by-step guide to filing an identity theft complaint
It's your worst fear come true: You receive a data breach notification letter or spot suspicious activity on your bank statement indicating someone has stolen your personal information. While no one wants to learn they have become an identity theft …
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Action Line: Shred documents to protect yourself from identity theft

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Action Line: Shred documents to protect yourself from identity theft
Identity theft hits millions of Americans each year and, as tax season winds down, many will be looking to get rid of their old tax documents. Whether you've filed your taxes by paper or online, you're likely left with a stack of tax documents that you …
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Top 5 Ways You're Unknowingly Hurting Your Credit Score

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Top 5 Ways You're Unknowingly Hurting Your Credit Score
According to Fair Isaac (FICO), people with six or more hard credit checks in the past year can be up to eight times more likely to file for bankruptcy than those with credit reports showing no inquiries. Where this becomes a problem is when you don't …
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Take Command of Your Credit Score

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Take Command of Your Credit Score
Conscientious high school and college students will put hours of work into improving their Grade Point Averages (GPAs), a score that determines where they rank academically among their student peers. However, many don't realize the importance of …
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IdentityTheft.gov Shows You How to Recover From a Stolen Identity

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IdentityTheft.gov Shows You How to Recover From a Stolen Identity
We've talked about how to protect yourself from identity theft both online and offline, as well as some steps to take if you think you may be a victim, but the FTC's new site is a great repository of all of that information in one place. Hit the link …
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