Personal Finance: Many Americans have misperceptions about credit score

By | Oct 31, 2011

Personal Finance: Many Americans have misperceptions about credit scoreNews from Sacramento Bee: Credit scores: Like a Halloween fright night, they can be kind of scary. We can’t easily see them, and we don’t always know what’s lurking behind them. Perhaps that’s why there seem to be so many myths and misperceptions about exactly what’s in […]

Credit Suisse to cut 1000 jobs: report

By | Oct 31, 2011

Credit Suisse to cut 1000 jobs: reportNews from Reuters: ZURICH | Mon Oct 31, 2011 6:29am EDT (Reuters) – Swiss bank Credit Suisse (CSGN.VX) will announce it is cutting another 1,000 jobs on Tuesday as it restructures its investment bank to help meet tough new capital rules, a Swiss newspaper reported on Monday. The job […]

Credit care: You have options against bill collectors

By | Oct 30, 2011

Credit care: You have options against bill collectorsNews from Arizona Daily Star: Q: About eight years ago, I had an accident that prevented me from working. I am a helicopter pilot. Because of this, I couldn’t pay my bills for about one year. Some of those bills are still showing on my credit report with […]

The Credit Score Ripple Effect on Your Identity

By | Oct 29, 2011

The Credit Score Ripple Effect on Your IdentityNews from Business Insider: Credit scores determine how much we pay for mortgages, auto loans and credit cards. Now there are new types of scores that measure more than just our credit worthiness: They influence our reputation, employability and lifestyle. Experian has a formula to gauge whether consumers […]

Now You Can Call In Your Credit Score

By | Oct 28, 2011

Now You Can Call In Your Credit ScoreNews from Business Insider: With a 20-minute phone call to Experian, I was able to verify that my credit is in good shape, but learned that there are still some things I could be doing better. Experian recently launched its Credit Educator service. With its new service, the […]

Here’s How to Fix Your Horrible Credit Score

By | Oct 28, 2011

Here’s How to Fix Your Horrible Credit ScoreNews from Fox Business: Dear Debt Adviser, I have horrible credit, but I have recently righted my ship as far as trying to pay it all off. A few months ago, I paid off one of my outstanding debts. On my credit report it is listed as “Payment […]

How to improve your credit score

By | Oct 27, 2011

How to improve your credit scoreNews from Business Insider: Here’s something that you’ll almost never see on a financial TV show: Consider 2 people… One has great credit The other has poor credit In their 30s, they decide to buy houses of similar prices. How much do you think they pay? Simply by virtue of […]

What to do When Collectors Pursue Your Time-Barred Debt

By | Oct 26, 2011

What to do When Collectors Pursue Your Time-Barred DebtNews from Fox Business: Dear Credit Care, Hello there. About eight years ago, I had an accident that prevented me from working. I am a helicopter pilot. Because of this, I couldn’t pay my bills for about one year. Some of those bills are still showing on […]

Experian reveals results of State of Credit study

By | Oct 25, 2011

Experian reveals results of State of Credit studyNews from OC Metro: Experian, a credit reporting and consumer analytics firm based in Costa Mesa, has released its second annual State of Credit study. The report examines credit scores for cities across the country, and ranks the 10 cities that boast the highest average credit scores, and […]

Understand and Improve Your Credit Score

By | Oct 25, 2011

Understand and Improve Your Credit ScoreNews from NASDAQ: It’s Get Smart About Credit Day. So how smart are you about credit? SEE ALSO: 11 Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid For starters, do you know your credit score ? The most common credit score is the FICO score, which is based on your credit history (basically […]

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