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April 29, 2015

Dear Donna: Request to see credit report comes too early

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Dear Donna: Request to see credit report comes too earlyNews from Colorado Springs Gazette:
Dear Donna,
I have been dating a man for two months and he wants to exchange credit reports. He said that if he had seen his ex-wife’s credit report before the wedding, he never would have married her.

I told him that I feel it is too soon to be sharing such personal information and I need to [...] Continue Reading…

April 28, 2015

Is my credit score good enough to buy a house?

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Is my credit score good enough to buy a house?News from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Many adults who pay rent might be able to afford mortgage payments, but switching from renting to owning is a process that requires planning and forethought. If you’re considering applying for a mortgage, one of the first things you want to pay attention to is your credit report and score. Ask yourself, Is my credit score [...] Continue Reading…

April 23, 2015

Free credit report sites aren’t always free

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Free credit report sites aren’t always freeNews from WRAL.com:

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April 20, 2015

10 Ways You Can Get an Above Average Credit Score

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10 Ways You Can Get an Above Average Credit ScoreNews from Motley Fool:

By Matthew Frankel | More ArticlesApril 19, 2015 |

An excellent credit score can make it easier to borrow money when you need it and can save you thousands of dollars in interest when you do. Best of all, achieving an excellent credit score could be easier than you might think.
The FICO score is the “gold standard” [...] Continue Reading…

April 18, 2015

This week’s couple: Bad credit score

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This week’s couple: Bad credit scoreNews from New York Post:
To reach or not to reach?
After a nice dinner at Adalya in the East Village, Dana and Alison had an awkward moment when he reached for his wallet to pay for some drinks and she appeared not to.
He made a rude comment about having to foot the bill, upsetting Alison, who says she’d always intended to chip in.
Did the bar-tab [...] Continue Reading…

How Do I Get My Free Annual Credit Report?

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How Do I Get My Free Annual Credit Report?News from Financialbuzz.com:
Did you know that approximately 7% of all Americans are victims of identity theft? The Bureau of Justice Statistics suggests that credit fraud and identity theft accounts for $ 5.55 billion in losses each year, and this number is on the rise as technology plays an even bigger role in finance and banking.
It’s imperative that you regularly monitor [...] Continue Reading…

April 17, 2015

7 Ways to Build and Improve Your Personal Credit Score

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7 Ways to Build and Improve Your Personal Credit ScoreNews from Entrepreneur:
In his book The Tax & Legal Playbook, CPA and attorney Mark J. Kohler targets the leading tax and legal questions facing small-business owners, and delivers clear-cut truths, thought-provoking advice, and underutilized solutions to save you time, money, and heartache. In this edited excerpt, the author offers quick tips you can use to start improving your personal credit [...] Continue Reading…

April 15, 2015

Your Credit Reports

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Your Credit ReportsNews from CBS Local:
BOSTON (CBS) – Credit reports are important. They are often the way a creditor, a potential employer, a landlord or an insurance company will judge you. Yet more than half of all consumers have not checked their credit report.
The three large reporting companies, TransUnion, Equifax and Experian, will provide you with an annual free copy of your credit report, but you must ask for [...] Continue Reading…

April 14, 2015

What Is a Credit Score?

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What Is a Credit Score?News from Motley Fool:
Your credit score is basically your Money GPA. It’s a three-digit number that measures how you’ve handled money that you’ve borrowed. 
The score is based on your credit history, which is contained in your credit reports (or files) kept by the three major credit reporting bureaus — Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. 
(Tip: Go to annualcreditreport.com to access your government-mandated free credit reports from each [...] Continue Reading…

April 12, 2015

A way out of the maze of credit-report correction

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A way out of the maze of credit-report correctionNews from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette:
WASHINGTON — Ever try to get a correction made to your credit report and feel like you’ve fallen down the same rabbit hole that frustrated Alice in Wonderland?
Under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act, credit bureaus and the companies supplying credit information to them have to correct inaccurate or incomplete information in your files. You have to tell the [...] Continue Reading…