Monthly Archives: September 2012

How To Opt Out Of Pre-approved Credit Card Offers

How To Opt Out Of Pre-approved Credit Card OffersNews from TheStreet.com: Although you may not be able to shut off the flow of direct-mail ads for credit cards entirely, you can narrow the stream. The Fair Credit Reporting Act lets … Continue reading

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Your Credit Score Could Be A Fake

Your Credit Score Could Be A FakeNews from The American Prospect: Say you want to buy a house or a car and you need a loan to do it. You do what every personal finance site recommends and obtain a … Continue reading

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Credit scores can be misleading

Credit scores can be misleadingNews from San Francisco Chronicle: As many as 1 out of 4 consumers who request their credit scores might get a number that is “meaningfully different” than the one lenders use when the consumer applies for … Continue reading

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Any identity can be target for thieves

Any identity can be target for thievesNews from News Sentinel: This is a consumer advice column written by the Better Business Bureau of Northern Indiana. It appears Thursdays in Business. As a high school student, you may have never had … Continue reading

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Credit scores are inconsistent

Credit scores are inconsistentNews from Columbus Dispatch: By  Carter Dougherty BLOOMBERG NEWS Wednesday September 26, 2012 6:44 AM WASHINGTON — One in five consumers is likely to receive a credit score different from the one given to lenders, potentially closing … Continue reading

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Tips On Protecting Your Financial Information

Tips On Protecting Your Financial InformationNews from North American Press Syndicate: (NAPSI)—By partnering with financial institutions-such as banks, credit unions and credit card companies—and taking a few easy steps, you can help to protect yourself from fraud. Guard personal and … Continue reading

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Dollars and Sense: New agency rides herd over credit bureaus

Dollars and Sense: New agency rides herd over credit bureausNews from Nueces County Record Star: If you’ve ever had a dispute with one of the big three credit-reporting agencies, you know how frustrating it can be to get the simplest … Continue reading

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Scam Squad: Get a free credit report, guard your ID

Scam Squad: Get a free credit report, guard your IDNews from Green Valley News: (%remaining%) Remaining Thanks for visiting Green Valley News & Sun and The Sahuarita Sun. You’re entitled to view 10 free articles every 30 days. Then, if … Continue reading

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Know your credit report rights

Know your credit report rightsNews from CBS News: If you use credit cards, you’ve probably requested a credit report.  But these reports can be full of mistakes and that can easily wreck your financial life.  Businesses use these records to … Continue reading

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Think you know your rights? Don’t bank on it

Think you know your rights? Don’t bank on itNews from Hamilton Spectator: So you think you know everything you need to know about banks and other financial institutions? Well a recent survey by the Financial Consumer Agency of Canada would … Continue reading

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