Monthly Archives: July 2012

Action Line: Financial tips help college grads get into ‘real world’

Action Line: Financial tips help college grads get into ‘real world’News from Tulsa World: Not even counting student loan debt, recent college graduates face a slew of financial dangers, and those inexperienced with money and personal finance have just a … Continue reading

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Learn to understand your credit

Learn to understand your creditNews from La Crosse Tribune: Jobs and mortgages can depend on credit history, but most people don’t regularly check their credit report. The problem: Many times these reports are prone to mistakes, says Tim Powers, a … Continue reading

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After identity theft, put fraud alert on your credit report

After identity theft, put fraud alert on your credit reportNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: Dear Harry: Last summer, I became a victim of identity theft. It was a mess to clear up, but I think I’m OK now. My credit-card statements … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Become a Credit Adult

5 Ways to Become a Credit AdultNews from Huffington Post: Let’s word associate: banks, mortgage brokers, credit card companies, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, payday lenders…. Words like “daunting,” “challenging,” “black box” and “scary” come to mind. Most consumers I … Continue reading

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Last Week for SC Medicaid Beneficiaries to Get Free Credit Monitoring

Last Week for SC Medicaid Beneficiaries to Get Free Credit MonitoringNews from News Channel 7: COLUMBIA, SC — This is the final week for South Carolina Medicaid beneficiaries whose personal information was improperly released in April to sign up for … Continue reading

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The Original FreeCreditReport.com Band Is Back Together

The Original FreeCreditReport.com Band Is Back TogetherNews from The Consumerist: Did you miss the original band of friendly, slackerish white dudes who pretended to play ditties about the dangers of poor credit FreeCreditReport.com ads? Yeah, neither did anyone else. But … Continue reading

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More Consumers With Bad Credit Scoring Car Loans

More Consumers With Bad Credit Scoring Car LoansNews from Fox Business: In the market for a new car but worry that your iffy credit score will put the brakes on getting a good deal? Take heart: A new report shows … Continue reading

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Financial advice: Allocating pension benefits

Financial advice: Allocating pension benefitsNews from The Quincy Cove: Allocating pension benefits obtained by a lump sum distribution is a critical decision when you retire. Several factors influence your choices, including your age and overall financial position. Above all, it … Continue reading

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Watchdog will monitor credit bureaus

Watchdog will monitor credit bureausNews from Times Record News: The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau says it will soon begin examining credit reporting agencies to confirm they are producing accurate credit reports and that consumers have ample ability to dispute errors … Continue reading

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Credit Karma’s New Credit Monitoring App For iOS Shoots Up App Store Charts

Credit Karma’s New Credit Monitoring App For iOS Shoots Up App Store ChartsNews from TechCrunch: Sarah currently works as a writer for TechCrunch, after having previously spent over three years at ReadWriteWeb. Prior to becoming a professional blogger, Sarah worked … Continue reading

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