How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score?

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How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score?
How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score? Rachel Thu, 01/18/2018 – 09:20 How many credit cards should you have? Image by The Digital Way via PixaBay If you are just coming out of bankruptcy, you might view credit cards in a dim light because of your recent debt experience. People […]
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Remarkable Free Credit Counseling Services in Ohio

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Remarkable Free Credit Counseling Services in Ohio
Ohio residents facing debt problems should consider free credit counseling as a solution! Few and fortunate are those residents of Ohio for whom unexcepted life events such as work layoffs do not… The post Remarkable Free Credit Counseling Services in Ohio appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Mortgage approved! Time to let your credit score slip?

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Mortgage approved! Time to let your credit score slip?
You’ve just closed on a new home. Don’t rest on your laurels when it comes to your credit score
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Credit cards compete to make you feel like a VIP

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Credit cards compete to make you feel like a VIP
Travel credits, luxurious perks and unique materials aim to turn your and others’ heads
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The Real Tax Nightmare May Be on the Way

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The Real Tax Nightmare May Be on the Way
There are other things you should do continually to protect yourself from identity theft. I call them the three Ms. Minimize Your Exposure. Be covetous of your personally identifiable information online, in person and on the phone. Be circumspect about …
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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons

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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons
April 13 — HSBC will pay a $35 million fine and offer restitution for allegedly charging customers for credit monitoring services they didn't receive under a settlement with a federal regulator. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found the …
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Evanston provides a year of free protection services, monitoring to employees …

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Evanston provides a year of free protection services, monitoring to employees …
Marty Lyons, Evanston's chief financial officer, speaks at a City Council meeting Monday. Lyons said Evanston would provide a year of free identity theft insurance and credit monitoring to employees whose tax information was mishandled in the mail.
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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …

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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …
What is a credit report? What does mine say and how do I get one? These questions are on many people's minds and are one of the first topics discussed in the book. Legislation called the FACT Act was passed that allows all Americans to get one free …
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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring

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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring
Earlier this month, Capital One became the first U.S. bank to offer free credit monitoring through a mobile app called CreditWise. The Virginia-based company launched the free app after the success of CreditTracker, a free credit tracking tool rolled …
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Understanding Conflict Abroad, Preventing Crisis at Home

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Understanding Conflict Abroad, Preventing Crisis at Home
… school officials. Paul Burch's latest album is a tribute to Jimmie Rodgers, an American country/folk and bluegrass musician. On this week's Please Explain, learn how to avoid the most common financial scams and how to protect yourself from identity …
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Something to do around here

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Something to do around here
Why go: Protect yourself from identity theft by bringing your personal, financial and confidential documents to be shredded on-site by Pro-Shred. Due to the event's popularity, there will be a shredding limit of three banker boxes per vehicle. Material …
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Lock out ID theives

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Lock out ID theives
There are proactive ways to monitor and protect personal information. They include shredding papers, checking annual credit reports, and using a credit monitoring services. I also take a more permanent action — locking my credit files with the credit …
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Be aware: Consumers have been targeted by credit repair scams

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Be aware: Consumers have been targeted by credit repair scams
If you are planning to buy a house, lease a car or even get a new job, your credit score matters. Scammers … You contact the company, and they promise to remove past credit mistakes, such as late payments or a bankruptcy, from your credit report …
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ODNI warns of 'human targeting' in counterintelligence war

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ODNI warns of 'human targeting' in counterintelligence war
I'd say this is no different than how you'd protect yourself from identity theft and other information hacks. If it doesn't feel right, if it's an email or friend request, just ignore it, delete it. If it's something from someone you don't know, before …
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Greenwood Parks Department offers new self-defense class for women

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Greenwood Parks Department offers new self-defense class for women
Most parents are at a loss when it comes to educating their daughters about the dangers they'll face out in the “real” world. Now the Greenwood Park's Department is offering a new class designed to equip high school and college-aged women with the …
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The ONE thing to know about your credit report

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The ONE thing to know about your credit report
Is there a mistake on your credit report? Do you know the ONE thing you should do to get your full credit history? On the broadcast this week, Steve Kroft reported on the astounding number of Americans (40 million!) who have mistakes on their credit …
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Report: Illegals Get $4B a Year in Cash Refunds From IRS

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Report: Illegals Get $4B a Year in Cash Refunds From IRS
More than $4 billion a year in cash refunds are flowing to illegal immigrants who are claiming multiple children living in Mexico on tax returns and are able to exploit a loophole in the IRS tax code with impunity, an Indianapolis NBC News affiliate …
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How do I create a really secure password that I can actually remember?

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How do I create a really secure password that I can actually remember?
Forget using the word “password,” for one thing. Or any other single name or word from the dictionary. Or anything with personally relevance — like a family name, home address, or birthday. A good password has at least eight characters; contains a …
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Financial Books to Give as Holiday Gifts

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Financial Books to Give as Holiday Gifts
Have you ever asked yourself questions like, “What is a credit score and why does that matter?” or “What's a 401(k) and how do I get one?” Author Suze Orman takes you on a journey through 10 chapters to get your finances in order. What I like about …
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Get free access to your credit report for 30 days with Experian's trial offer

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Get free access to your credit report for 30 days with Experian's trial offer
What is a credit report? A credit report collects information about your personal credit history, including mortgages, credit cards, mobile phone contracts and more. Who uses it? Lenders and other companies use this information to confirm your identity …
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PCSO Encourages Residents to Bring Documents to Free Shredding Event

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PCSO Encourages Residents to Bring Documents to Free Shredding Event
“We encourage everyone to take advantage of this free event and help protect yourself from identity theft. Documents that contain personal and financial information should always be shredded by a cross-cut shredder so that criminals can't get their …
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Five ways to protect against identity theft

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Five ways to protect against identity theft
Scam Detector: The best way to protect yourself from identity theft is awareness, and avoiding exposure. Scam Detector maintains a database of known scams, scammers, and shady individuals that you can access on your phone anytime, anywhere.
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Getting teacher evaluation right

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Getting teacher evaluation right
Here is an edited version of a briefing on the right way to evaluate teachers that Stanford University Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and other leading education research experts gave this week on Capitol Hill to policymakers. This is long, but I am …
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“Students may be unprepared:” College life poses unique risks of identity …

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“Students may be unprepared:” College life poses unique risks of identity …
MADISON — College life poses unique risks of identity theft for students, with tempting credit card offers, shared housing, and countless forms and information that must be provided. The Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade and Consumer …
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Struggling With Your Student Loan Servicer? Help May Be on the Way

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Struggling With Your Student Loan Servicer? Help May Be on the Way
Check Credit Before Paying Down Student LoansGet your free Credit Score & personalized Action Plan. See where you stand & learn ways to better manage your score before paying down your student … These borrowers report paying on time each month, only …
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The Easiest Way to Check Your Credit—Fast

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The Easiest Way to Check Your Credit—Fast
To get the best rates on mortgages and other loans, you should have a score of 700 or above—a cutoff that only 25% of the population meets, according to the credit tracking firm CreditKarma. For some quick tips on how to improve your credit score …
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