Job Applicant ID’d as Sex Offender in Background Check Sues

By | Aug 31, 2011

Job Applicant ID’d as Sex Offender in Background Check SuesNews from ABC News: Samuel Jackson thought his job offer from Optics Planet was a done deal — but then a routine background check gone awry surprised the company and Jackson with a detail even he didn’t know: his name appeared on national list of registered […]

What’s worse for credit score — foreclosure, short sale or deed in lieu?

By | Aug 31, 2011

What’s worse for credit score — foreclosure, short sale or deed in lieu?News from Washington Post: What’s worse for credit score — foreclosure, short sale or deed in lieu? By Michelle Singletary, You can’t really say that credit scores don’t matter. They do. So it’s understandable that the hundreds of thousands of homeowners who finally […]

Study: Consumer Credit Markets Healing Post-Recession

By | Aug 30, 2011

Study: Consumer Credit Markets Healing Post-RecessionNews from Fox Business: New research suggests some consumer wounds from the recession have begun to mend. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York this month released its Household Debt and Credit Report for the second quarter of 2011, which showed continued signs of healing in consumer credit markets. Banks have […]

Card use may lift son’s score

By | Aug 29, 2011

Card use may lift son’s scoreNews from Arizona Republic: by Dave Cherry – Aug. 28, 2011 02:48 PMAsk Dave Question: I have excellent credit and a high FICO score. Could I help my son raise his credit score by adding him on my credit-card accounts? – Yvonne Brandt Phoenix Answer: Years ago, the credit scores […]

Help Wanted

By | Aug 28, 2011

Help WantedNews from Washington Post: Help Wanted An individual’s credit report should be an issue between said individual and that individual’s creditors. A potential employer can’t ask me about my health. Why is inside information about my financial health permitted?” And this hiring tool becomes especially obnoxious in a country with a high rate of […]

Help Wanted

By | Aug 28, 2011

Help WantedNews from Washington Post: Help Wanted An individual’s credit report should be an issue between said individual and that individual’s creditors. A potential employer can’t ask me about my health. Why is inside information about my financial health permitted?” And this hiring tool becomes especially obnoxious in a country with a high rate of […]

Children’s Social Security numbers easy hit

By | Aug 26, 2011

Children’s Social Security numbers easy hitNews from MarketWatch: By Dawn Lim, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) –– The first hint of trouble came when Adora McLemore tried to get her children state medical benefits, and was almost denied because her one-year-old daughter, Kenna, was apparently earning […]

Children’s Social Security numbers easy hit

By | Aug 26, 2011

Children’s Social Security numbers easy hitNews from MarketWatch: By Dawn Lim, MarketWatch NEW YORK (MarketWatch) –– The first hint of trouble came when Adora McLemore tried to get her children state medical benefits, and was almost denied because her one-year-old daughter, Kenna, was apparently earning […]

Co-borrower’s bankruptcy effecting Primary’s credit report?

By | Aug 25, 2011

Co-borrower’s bankruptcy effecting Primary’s credit report?News from Avvo:Echoing the thoughtful answer by Atty. Hammarlund, it matters greatly whether the mortgage is current. When you said you disputed it through Experian, does this mean that the mortgage company responded to Experian’s request, and accepted the mortgage company’s position? I’m assuming that you had to have a […]

Business Credit Cards Lack Many Protections

By | Aug 25, 2011

Business Credit Cards Lack Many ProtectionsNews from Forbes: Image via Wikipedia After the financial crisis in 2008, banks tightened lending to small businesses to cut their financial risk. But many businesses still need a line of credit to continue to operate. Credit cards have become an important source of capital for many small business owners. […]

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