5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score

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5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score
5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 10/05/2017 – 09:21 Apps can help you improve your credit score Image Source: Flickr User Lisa Risager Digital devices are mandatory for life in the 20-teens, but beyond sharing photos of your favorite entrée, cat, kid, or sunset, they offer free and low-cost tools […]
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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 cards that offer free credit scores

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Credit cards that offer free credit scores
A growing number of card issuers give you a no-cost way to watch the number crucial to your financial health
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Can Your Credit Score Change For No Reason?

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Can Your Credit Score Change For No Reason?
Wondering why your credit score changed?Image Source: StockSnap.io If you’re a credit score watcher, you may know that all-important three-digit number at any given time. If you don’t keep track of your credit score, you should. Monitoring services are inexpensive and can keep you on top of your credit score and alert you to any […]
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What You Need to Know About Settling a Credit Card Debt

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What You Need to Know About Settling a Credit Card Debt
(If this happens to you, read our guide on how to improve your credit score.) Viale said most creditors will offer a settlement for 50 to 70 cents on the dollar of what you owe. Even though you won't pay the full amount of your debt, you'll need to …
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You're Not Stuck With Bad Credit Forever, Study Finds

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You're Not Stuck With Bad Credit Forever, Study Finds
Your credit score isn't like your family; you aren't stuck with it forever. In fact, credit scores are quite fluid, as a recent study from VantageScore Solutions shows. The study looked at the credit scores of 2 million consumers between 2011 and 2013 …
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IRS Issues 'Dirty Dozen' List Of Tax Schemes & Scams For 2016

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IRS Issues 'Dirty Dozen' List Of Tax Schemes & Scams For 2016
… the IRS Identity Protection Specialized Unit at 1.800.908.4490 or visit the IRS' special identity protection page. (For more tips on how to protect yourself from identity theft, click here.) Phone Scams. It's no surprise to see phone scams near the …
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In Detroit, people are urged to get a second mortgage when buying a house

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In Detroit, people are urged to get a second mortgage when buying a house
The city of Detroit, which filed for bankruptcy in 2013, has been desperate to revitalize neighborhoods and increase property-tax revenue. The latest problem, said Laurie Goodman, director of the Housing Finance Policy Center, a research group based in …
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Serial Con Artist Convicted of Defrauding Landlords

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Serial Con Artist Convicted of Defrauding Landlords
One of Loan's victims, who previously had a perfect credit score, was forced to file for bankruptcy after falling for her scam. After last week's trial, Nguyen was found guilty of 21 felonies: six counts of first-degree burglary with hot prowl …
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Community Calendar: July 3, 2015

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Community Calendar: July 3, 2015
"Sharing How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft." 1:30 to 3 p.m., Clinton County Senior Center, 5139 North Catherine St., Plattsburgh. Lori Hebert, branch manager of Champlain National Bank in Plattsburgh, guest speaker. TUES., JULY 7. "History of …
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D&B Launches Cloud-Based Credit Monitoring & Risk Reporting Platform

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D&B Launches Cloud-Based Credit Monitoring & Risk Reporting Platform
Dun & Bradstreet released D&B Credit, a cloud-based platform designed to provide more efficient credit and risk analytics to CFOs and finance departments in any industry. The platform will help finance professionals manage and monitor trade credit risk …
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How to avoid identity theft in 2016

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How to avoid identity theft in 2016
After scaring everyone two weeks ago with my predictions of the dangers you will face in cyberspace in 2016, it only seems fair to provide you with a guide to some of the steps you should take to protect yourself from identity theft in the new year …
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Unauthorized hoardings: HC notice to govt, BBMP on plea seeking CBI probe

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Unauthorized hoardings: HC notice to govt, BBMP on plea seeking CBI probe
BENGALURU: A vacation division bench of the Karnataka high court comprising Justices B Manohar and B Veerappa on Tuesday ordered notice to the state government and BBMP over a PIL seeking a CBI probe into huge revenue losses suffered from …
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How Much Credit Monitoring Are You Entitled to After a Data Breach?

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How Much Credit Monitoring Are You Entitled to After a Data Breach?
There's also a chance you've been offered some type of identity protection, usually in the form of free credit monitoring, by the company that suffered the breach. But how much (and what type of) protection are they legally required to provide? Well …
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Privacy Policy

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Privacy Policy
Please note: The Digity Media, LLC Privacy Policy has been updated. Please review the updated privacy policy carefully before using the Digity Media, LLC Web Sites. By using any of the Digity Media, LLC Web Sites, you consent to the terms of the …
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How to use the My Idol app

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How to use the My Idol app
This creepily beautiful app is about to destroy any spare time you hoped to have. For too long Pixar and Studio Ghibli have cornered the market on dynamic, awe-inspiring animations. Now, prepare to get your feet wet in a whole new ocean of …
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OPM's first credit monitoring contract had 'significant deficiencies,' says IG

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OPM's first credit monitoring contract had 'significant deficiencies,' says IG
The Office of Personnel Management's procurement office potentially awarded a credit monitoring contract this summer that didn't meet federal rules, says the agency's Inspector General. In a report issued Oct. 30, OPM IG Patrick McFarland said the …
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Group says monitoring not enough to protect against identity theft

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Group says monitoring not enough to protect against identity theft
But a new report by the Washington-based consumer group U.S. PIRG 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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FWCS nixes plan by Snider HS students to honor fallen Concordia student

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FWCS nixes plan by Snider HS students to honor fallen Concordia student
FORT WAYNE, Ind. (NBC33) – In wake of last weekend's shooting death of 17-year old Alonna Allison, a student of Concordia Lutheran High School, students at Snider High School had hoped to plan a "white out" at Friday night's football game in her honor.
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Local womens' business group expands

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Local womens' business group expands
In 2008, Jeanne Porter had an idea to offer women, both in corporate and non-profit environments as well as business owners, an opportunity to network together for support and education. “I was involved in other organizations in Columbus and I saw a …
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Your Daily Scoop for Nov. 6

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Your Daily Scoop for Nov. 6
Learn how to protect yourself from identity theft at a forum today. Plus hear about a local couple who loves Peanuts. About Kristine Gill. Kristine Gill covers crime and breaking news for the morning shift, beginning at 7 a.m. Each morning, she puts …
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​TeleChoice to pay for credit monitoring after privacy breach

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​TeleChoice to pay for credit monitoring after privacy breach
Telecommunications firm TeleChoice has agreed to pay for 12 months of credit monitoring for customers affected by a privacy breach. The company agreed to the enforceable undertaking after an investigation by acting Australian Information Commissioner, …
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Texas governor signs legislation to reduce standardized testing

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Texas governor signs legislation to reduce standardized testing
Perry had not revealed his decision until he signed it, leaving activists concerned about which way he would go with the legislation, the Austin-American Statesman reported here. But in the end, Perry (R) chose not to ignore a revolt against excessive …
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AG Conway Alerts Consumers of Experian Data Breach

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AG Conway Alerts Consumers of Experian Data Breach
"If you have been impacted by this recent cyberattack on Experian, I encourage you to take advantage of the free credit monitoring and identity protection services being offered by the company. Additionally, consumers can always find a step-by-step …
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Why you should have a credit freeze

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Why you should have a credit freeze
Companies that have suffered data breaches often offer free credit monitoring services, but none of these services do anything to prevent identity theft and in cases such as the above-mentioned data breaches, it certainly seems a bit late to begin …
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Importance of CIBIL credit report and ways to check it

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Importance of CIBIL credit report and ways to check it
The loan market has changed a lot in the past 5 years. It is now extremely important for a borrower to keep tabs on the credit report issued by a widely accepted credit reporting agency like CIBIL (Credit Information Bureau (India) Ltd) to get a loan …
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