Monthly Archives: June 2014

Do-it-yourself credit report repair

Do-it-yourself credit report repairNews from Insurance News Net: By Susan Salisbury, The Palm Beach Post, Fla. McClatchy-Tribune Information Services June 28–Do you need to improve your not-so-stellar credit report? Don’t pay a company to do it for you. You can … Continue reading

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Personal Finance: Simple tips to pay off credit card

Personal Finance: Simple tips to pay off credit cardNews from USA TODAY: (Photo: Elise Amendola, AP) Robert Powell offers advice on all matters of personal finance. His column appears Tuesdays and Thursdays at usaweekend.com. I owe $ 6,000 on my … Continue reading

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How to get your first credit report

How to get your first credit reportNews from ConsumerReports.org: Start off by selecting “request your free credit reports” and enter in your personal information. This includes your address, Social Security number, and birthday. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself and … Continue reading

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The wealth effect

The wealth effectNews from The Bozeman Daily Chronicle: The “wealth effect” is a term in economics referring to the tendency of people to spend more money if they feel their wealth has increased. It’s human psychology and it can apply … Continue reading

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How to Improve a Credit Score: 4 Quick Tips

How to Improve a Credit Score: 4 Quick TipsNews from Motley Fool: In the world of personal finance, there are few things worse than a poor credit score. A subpar score can end up costing you tons of money in … Continue reading

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How to get your first credit report

How to get your first credit reportNews from Fox Business: Students: Are you worried about your credit history? Wishing to stay up to date on your credit profile? Wondering what your credit report reflects? Your answer should be “yes.” Credit … Continue reading

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No, Your Employer Can’t Check Your Credit Score

No, Your Employer Can’t Check Your Credit ScoreNews from But Here’s What It Can See – Businessinsider India: Flickr / Frederic BISSON Your three-digit credit score is a go-to indication of your trustworthiness that banks, credit card issuers, and car … Continue reading

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Free credit scores: What’s the catch?

Free credit scores: What’s the catch?News from KSHB: Consumers often check their credit scores for the first time when they’re about to apply for a loan or have been denied one. If you’re proactively checking your credit, it’s sometimes difficult … Continue reading

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How to make sense of your credit report

How to make sense of your credit reportNews from MarketWatch: By Nancy Mann Jackson Shutterstock When you’re trying to build your credit — or just being vigilant about avoiding identity theft — it’s important to check your credit report regularly. … Continue reading

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