Credit-rating agencies poised to avoid overhaul

Credit-rating agencies poised to avoid overhaul

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Credit-rating agencies poised to avoid overhaul
Three years after Congress told federal regulators to consider changing the way credit-rating agencies are paid, the industry appears poised to dodge a major overhaul. The ratings firms have been widely criticized for contributing to the 2008 financial …
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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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5 Common Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid in 2016

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5 Common Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid in 2016
Your credit score is based in part on the amount of credit card debt you've charged. For the highest possible VantageScore or FICO credit score – in the 760 to 850 point range – keep your credit card debts low, at less than 10% of your available credit.
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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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Avoid scams and surprises when shopping online

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Avoid scams and surprises when shopping online
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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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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Here's how to avoid online scams on Cyber Monday

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Here's how to avoid online scams on Cyber Monday
RALEIGH, N.C. (WNCN) – Consumers who plan to shop online this holiday season must take steps to protect their money and personal information, Attorney General Roy Cooper said on Cyber Monday. “Online shoppers may save time and avoid crowds, but …
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7 ways to avoid identity theft this holiday season

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7 ways to avoid identity theft this holiday season
Consumers will face a slew of hidden threats as they pour into stores and scour retailers' Web sites for holiday deals over the next couple of days. Retailers are moving to use more secure technology that is expected to cut down on credit card fraud …
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3 Strategies to Avoid Soaring ATM Fees

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3 Strategies to Avoid Soaring ATM Fees
10, 2015. 10 Ways to Protect Yourself From Identity Theft During the Holidays. By Kimberly Palmer | Nov. 10, 2015. 4 Essential Books for Fixing Your Debt Problems. By Trent Hamm | Nov. 10, 2015. 9 Ways to Save When Holiday Shopping With Credit Cards.
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How To Improve Your Credit Score And Avoid Mistakes

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How To Improve Your Credit Score And Avoid Mistakes
DENVER (CBS4) – CBS4's Gloria Neal has been looking into how you can improve your credit score and avoid mistakes during Consumer Protection Week. There are more mistakes on credit reports than you may think. It's estimated that 80 percent of credit …
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Can you trust credit monitoring agencies with your data?

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Can you trust credit monitoring agencies with your data?
And Experian is offering credit monitoring services to the same individuals whose information it lost in the breach. Credit monitoring, though, doesn't block criminals from opening new lines of credit in the victim's name. It instead may alert people …
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Qantas Seeks Clear Air for Overhaul by Pushing Back Debt

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Qantas Seeks Clear Air for Overhaul by Pushing Back Debt
The cost of insuring Qantas debt soared as the airline's troubles mounted late last year and into early 2014. Photographer: Brendon Thorne/Bloomberg. Don't Miss Out — Follow Bloomberg On. Facebook · Twitter · Instagram · YouTube. Sign up for email and …
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Program educates citizens to avoid becoming crime victims

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Program educates citizens to avoid becoming crime victims
… Clements with the Jackson-Madison County Emergency Management Agency. The program also offered information for senior citizens on how to protect themselves, information about protecting preschool kids and how to protect yourself from identity theft.
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This Easy Trick Will Improve Your Credit Score and Avoid Late Payments

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This Easy Trick Will Improve Your Credit Score and Avoid Late Payments
Paying bills on time is one of the easiest ways you can raise your credit score. Your credit payment history accounts for up to 35 percent of your FICO score, according to myFICO. Keeping track of due dates is one way to curb late fees. Splitting your …
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Five Common Granny Scams (And How To Avoid Them)

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Five Common Granny Scams (And How To Avoid Them)
We've talked about how to protect yourself from identity theft both online and offline, but some of these scams don't come in the form of email you can filter, or people rummaging through your trash. These scammers will call you and pretend to be a …
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Five Common Scams Directed at Seniors (and How to Avoid Them)

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Five Common Scams Directed at Seniors (and How to Avoid Them)
We've talked about how to protect yourself from identity theft both online and offline, but some of these scams don't come in the form of email you can filter, or people rummaging through your trash. These scammers will call you and pretend to be a …
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How to Avoid Credit Repair Scams and Credit Score Ripoffs

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How to Avoid Credit Repair Scams and Credit Score Ripoffs
Like millions of Americans, you may have started out the new year with some great resolutions for self-improvement. You could be looking into some ways to better your physical or financial health, to lose a few pounds from the holidays or perhaps an …
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