Secured Credit Cards: What to Know

By | May 31, 2011

Secured Credit Cards: What to Know News from Fox Business: These days, credit cards are inescapable. But for consumers with either no credit history or poor credit, obtaining a credit card can be a real challenge. In cases where the issuer sees the prospective cardholder to be too risky, one option is to apply for […]

100 Words That Can Change Your Credit History

By | May 31, 2011

100 Words That Can Change Your Credit History News from DailyFinance: Looking at your credit report may be something you’d rather not do, especially if you’ve recently experienced a financial rough patch. However, knowing what’s in it is important, especially if you’re planning on a major purchase or applying for a new job. Everyone is […]

Mistakes in your credit report could be costing you

By | May 31, 2011

Mistakes in your credit report could be costing you News from KAIT: By Brandi Hodges – bio | email JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – Whether you are buying a house or buying a cell phone the type of credit you have can make a difference in getting what you want. Many credit counselors say your credit […]

THE DEBT ADVISER: Bad credit can deny you, loved ones a prosperous future

By | May 30, 2011

THE DEBT ADVISER: Bad credit can deny you, loved ones a prosperous future News from Rapid City Journal: Dear Debt Adviser: My credit situation isn’t ideal, and it is greatly affecting other aspects of my life. My credit score is currently 555. I am unable to get my own apartment without a co-signer. For that […]

Consumer Complaint: Getting Your Credit Report The Free Way

By | May 29, 2011

Consumer Complaint: Getting Your Credit Report The Free Way News from Connecticut Watchdog: As important your credit report and credit scores are to get a mortgage, insurance policy or even a new job, it seems one should be able to get that information without being ripped off. But all too often people like William from […]

It’s Politics: Assembly passes Tony Mendoza’s bill to ban use of credit …

By | May 28, 2011

It’s Politics: Assembly passes Tony Mendoza’s bill to ban use of credit … News from Whittier Daily News: Live Traffic: 60W 5N 605N 605S 57N 57S 105W continues on Whittier Daily News … Read the full article . Related News: TransUnion Wants You To Share Your Credit Score On Facebook News from The Consumerist: Social […]

Rejected: How Your Credit History Impacts Card Approvals

By | May 27, 2011

Rejected: How Your Credit History Impacts Card Approvals News from Fox Business: Dear Opening Credits, I recently applied for a Journey Student Rewards credit card from Capital One, but was declined. This card, I thought, would be a sure approval seeing that it is for students (I’m a medical student) and requires an “average” credit […]

Why are Credit Scores Such a Mystery?

By | May 27, 2011

Why are Credit Scores Such a Mystery? News from Fox Business: Do you know how your credit score is calculated? Most people don’t because it’s a trade secret, and the private firms that collect credit data are poorly regulated. You have better chance of reading classified U.S. State Department cables on Wikileaks. It’s troubling that […]

Free Triple Credit Score with GoFreeCredit.com

By | May 27, 2011

Free Triple Credit Score with GoFreeCredit.com News from Consumerism Commentary: Recently the FTC cracked down on companies advertising free credit reports. These companies — the credit bureaus — created confusion between the government’s truly free AnnualCreditReport.com and their own websites that advertised free credit reports but sometimes nefariously charged customers’ credit cards after a trial […]

Kafka Couldn’t Have Built a Better System

By | May 26, 2011

Kafka Couldn’t Have Built a Better System News from New York Times: The credit reporting industry has vast reach and power. The information it gathers and sells is used to determine eligibility for credit cards, mortgages and even some jobs. Federal regulators haven’t had the authority or the means to protect consumers who have been […]

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