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January 27, 2015

7 ways to get an 800 credit score

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7 ways to get an 800 credit scoreNews from Las Vegas Review-Journal:
Good credit is a lofty goal, but what about perfect credit? Securing the best three-digit FICO score can save hundreds of thousands of dollars during your lifetime. With FICO scores ranked from 300 to 850, reaching the top of the pack — the so-called “800 Club” — is a goal few consumers achieve. According to a 2012 FICO [...] Continue Reading…

January 26, 2015

Take the time to look at your credit report

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Take the time to look at your credit reportNews from Tyler Morning Telegraph:

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Published on Saturday, 24 January 2015 23:44 – Written by Mechele Agbayani Mills, Tyler Better Business Bureau

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January 25, 2015

How does your credit score compare to the average?

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How does your credit score compare to the average?News from USA TODAY:Todd Campbell, The Motley Fool 6:32 a.m. EST January 25, 2015

In this Nov. 18, 2009 file photo, a Mastercard chip-based credit card is posed for a photo in Gelsenkirchen, Germany.(Photo: Martin Meissner, AP)

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January 24, 2015

Consumer Alert: Get your credit score free, no strings attached

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Consumer Alert: Get your credit score free, no strings attachedNews from WJLA:WASHINGTON (Scripps) – Now that it’s a new year and many of us are starting our taxes, you might want to check your credit score.
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After all, it has a big impact on your ability to get a car or home loan.
Unfortunately, many websites that offer a “free” credit score are not truly free, because to get [...] Continue Reading…

Get your credit score free, no strings attached

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Get your credit score free, no strings attachedNews from ABC2 News:
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January 23, 2015

Some credit report errors never get fixed

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Some credit report errors never get fixedNews from CBS News:
Three years after issuing a report revealing that one in five consumers had a documented error on their credit reports, a follow-up study by the Federal Trade Commission found that almost 70 percent still believe that the information they disputed remains incorrect.
The FTC looked at the experiences of 121 consumers who had at least one unresolved credit report dispute in [...] Continue Reading…

January 22, 2015

Get your credit report, score for FREE

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Get your credit report, score for FREENews from ABC15 Arizona:

Some companies now offer FREE credit scores.
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Many consumers give up fight to fix credit report errors: FTC studyNews from cleveland.com:
Information from your credit accounts — including your payment history [...] Continue Reading…

January 21, 2015

Here Are The 5 Factors That Determine Your Credit Score

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Here Are The 5 Factors That Determine Your Credit ScoreNews from Business Insider:

Flickr / Ed YourdonThe mystery is solved.
Your credit score plays a role in everything from your mortgage rates to insurance rates.
So it’s probably a good idea to know how it’s determined in the first place — then you can figure out how to improve [...] Continue Reading…

How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Credit Reports

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Free Credit ReportsNews from Go Banking Rates:

Per the law spelled out in the Fair Credit Reporting Act, every American is entitled to see his credit report, free of charge, once a year.  The sad fact is that many people don’t take advantage of this information; they obviously don’t see the value. Knowing what’s in your credit report (even if you’re not [...] Continue Reading…

January 19, 2015

How to find your credit report for free

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How to find your credit report for freeNews from SFGate:

NEW YORK — Good news for those resolving to keep a close eye on their credit history in 2015: There’s no need to pay a dime to do so.
It’s never been easier for consumers to get a hold of their credit scores or credit reports for free. Major credit card issuers, including Discover and Capital One, offer cardholders a monthly [...] Continue Reading…