5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score

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5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score
5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 12/07/2017 – 08:56 Look for the signs about what can affect your credit score Image by Austin Chan via Unsplash Your credit score is the most important three-digit number in your financial life. It tells potential lenders how likely you are to pay your […]
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Good News! US Credit Scores Have Never Been Higher – But Debt Is Climbing Too

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Good News! US Credit Scores Have Never Been Higher – But Debt Is Climbing Too
Credit score rising, but so is debtImage Source: Flickr User Investment Zen The Wall Street Journal recently shared the good news that this Spring, US credit scores reached their highest levels since FICO started tracking scores (which began back in 2005). The average American’s credit score is now 700. That’s impressive on the scale of […]
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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack

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Campus alerting 80000 individuals to cyberattack
The campus is providing potentially impacted individuals with one year of free credit monitoring and identity theft insurance, along with resources to assist them in monitoring their accounts for any suspicious activity. In today's cyber security …
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No injuries in an early morning Jarvis and Carlton house fire

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No injuries in an early morning Jarvis and Carlton house fire
A three-alarm fire broke out inside a Jarvis and Carlton streets home early Monday, Jan. 4, causing heavy smoke, but no reported injuries. Toronto Fire said the blaze started just before 5 a.m. on the second floor. No one was home at the time and …
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I Have Huge Medical Bills and Gambled Away My Savings. Can I Still Declare …

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I Have Huge Medical Bills and Gambled Away My Savings. Can I Still Declare …
It's unlikely you could file for a Chapter 7 bankruptcy—that's when, with certain exemptions, you turn over what assets you have to pay what debts you can, the remaining debts are discharged, and you get a new financial start. You'll almost certainly …
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Pay, Plan and Protect

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Pay, Plan and Protect
AutoPayPlus provides loan payment solutions and personal equity building services, credit monitoring and protection, and other financial planning tools. It helps customers automate their bill payments, organize their finances, monitor their credit, and …
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FBI Alerts UVA to Employee Information Data Breach

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FBI Alerts UVA to Employee Information Data Breach
22) to the affected employees whose personally identifiable information was exposed and is offering these individuals one year of free credit monitoring and identity protection services. For general information about this incident, affected University …
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Goldman's Kostin: 2016 profits brewing with these stocks

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Goldman's Kostin: 2016 profits brewing with these stocks
DAVID KOSTIN. CHIEF U.S. EQUITY STRATEGIST. GOLDMAN SACHS. ALPHABET (symbol: GOOG, Thursday's close: $749.46). Internet search giant and Google parent is big beneficiary of robust advertising revenue streams from YouTube and mobile …
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Insurer enlists advisors and clients to develop payout product

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Insurer enlists advisors and clients to develop payout product
Great-West and its subsidiaries formed focus groups to develop HelloLife, the payout program launched in September. The insurer learned that advisors will adopt the product faster if they helped develop it. HelloLife is a complex program. It lets …
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You Better Watch Out for the Santa Scam

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You Better Watch Out for the Santa Scam
If you're stuck for last-minute gift ideas for a child, a handwritten note from Santa might sound like the perfect idea. After all, what kid wouldn't want a letter from Old Saint Nick? Except it may be nothing more than a scam, according to Consumer …
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Lafayette Police Department Holding Identity Theft Workship

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Lafayette Police Department Holding Identity Theft Workship
ShareTweetGoogle PlusRedditEmailComments0. Lafayette Police Department Holding Identity Theft Workship. The Lafayette Police Department is holding a panel discussion regarding “How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft, Fraud and Scams.” It will be …
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S&P downgrades US credit rating for first time

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S&P downgrades US credit rating for first time
Standard & Poor's announced Friday night that it has downgraded the U.S. credit rating for the first time, dealing a symbolic blow to the world's economic superpower in what was a sharply worded critique of the American political system. Lowering the …
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What property investors need to know about credit scores

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What property investors need to know about credit scores
When it comes to your credit score, knowledge is power. Knowing your score and how it is calculated is the first step to improving it and ensuring it doesn't have an impact on your investment plans. What is a credit score? A poor credit score can have …
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How Your Poor Credit Score Is Halting Your Life

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How Your Poor Credit Score Is Halting Your Life
poor credit score Having a poor credit score is something many consumers in New Jersey and around the country struggle with. Unfortunately, the repercussions of having poor credit are extensive — in many cases, having poor credit can actually halt …
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How Long It Really Takes to Improve Credit — A Time Vs. Points Comparison

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How Long It Really Takes to Improve Credit — A Time Vs. Points Comparison
Everyone wants a better credit score. Still, when your credit is bad, you want better credit yesterday. So in addition to knowing how to improve your credit score, you're going to want to know how long it's going to take for you to see noticeable …
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Man sues city for not clearing name tarnished by identity theft

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Man sues city for not clearing name tarnished by identity theft
How to protect yourself from identity theft. • Keep your social security number in a safe place, and only give it out when absolutely necessary. • Don't carry the number with you. • Don't respond to unsolicited requests for personal information, like …
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How To Improve Your Credit Score Results Immediately

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How To Improve Your Credit Score Results Immediately
If you want to improve your credit score, you should first gain an understanding of how credit scoring works and what process must be taken to bring improvements. Several months ago, I launched a case study with “John Smith” (a fictitious name for an …
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Shred your important documents to protect yourself from identity theft

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Shred your important documents to protect yourself from identity theft
Bank statements, personal bills, blank checks, tax records, insurance information — even medical records. They're all documents you should be shredding on a regular basis. Even in our digital world, shredding your important documents is still one of …
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Consult with good loan officer to map out home-buying plan

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Consult with good loan officer to map out home-buying plan
Even if you don't qualify right now, a qualified loan officer can provide you with guidance on how much you need to save or how to improve your credit score. It's like going to a doctor and getting a checkup versus self-diagnosing from the Internet …
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Watch Out for the Scam Targeting WhatsApp Users

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Watch Out for the Scam Targeting WhatsApp Users
Users of the popular messaging platform WhatsApp should be wary of any emails they receive that appear to be from the company, the Better Business Bureau warns. There's a scam targeting WhatsApp users designed to infect their devices with malware, …
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How Identity Theft Protection Adds Value that Credit Monitoring Can't

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How Identity Theft Protection Adds Value that Credit Monitoring Can't
Statistics show that right now, somebody with illicit intentions is probably stealing someone else's personal information …perhaps from one of your customers. Every financial services provider (FSP) at one time or another deals with the challenge of …
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Credit Score Impact

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Credit Score Impact
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 Score Reports …
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4 Simple Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

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4 Simple Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
Credit can seem to be this confounding beast that few people understand. But it's not nearly as perplexing as you might think. Learn how to improve your credit score with these simple tricks. Reduce Credit Card Balances. One of the best ways to improve …
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What Is A Credit Score Of 640

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What Is A Credit Score Of 640
While we do not disagree that 640 is a fairly common FICO score threshold for determining … would indicate that risk behind credit scores changes over time. In the span of a typical 20- to 30-year instrument, there are … What's a Good Chemistry SAT …
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A Deeper Dive: Data Security Incident? Don't Panic

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A Deeper Dive: Data Security Incident? Don't Panic
When notice is given, credit monitoring can be a significant expense. You should not assume that merely because you have notification obligations you must incur the potential expense of offering credit monitoring to all affected individuals. Offering …
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10 financial vocabulary terms you should know

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10 financial vocabulary terms you should know
Repayment typically lasts 36-60 months. Bankruptcy reform several years ago made both types more difficult to obtain, especially Chapter 7. Bankruptcy usually cannot eliminate taxes or alimony, and cannot eliminate student loan debt. Credit score: A …
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