Rising Credit Scores, Falling Debt: Here’s How To Jump On The Bandwagon

By | Feb 28, 2012

Rising Credit Scores, Falling Debt: Here’s How To Jump On The BandwagonNews from www.CreditCards.org: Congrats average Joes and Janes! Your New Year’s resolutions are paying off. Credit scores are on the up and up, according to CreditKarma.com’s U.S. Credit Score Climate Report. The trend data for January 2012 shows that the average credit card debt […]

3 Ways the CFPB Can Improve the Credit Reporting Process

By | Feb 28, 2012

3 Ways the CFPB Can Improve the Credit Reporting ProcessNews from TheStreet.com: NEW YORK (MainStreet) — The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau proposed a rule this month that would put credit reporting agencies with more than $ 7 million in annual receipts under the agency’s supervision. The wide range of reporting agencies and methodologies make it […]

Foreclosure in credit history means waiting years for a new loan

By | Feb 27, 2012

Foreclosure in credit history means waiting years for a new loanNews from Asbury Park Press: LOS ANGELES — Next to filing for bankruptcy protection, nothing wrecks your chances of qualifying for a home loan like a foreclosure. And if you got out from under an oppressive mortgage through a short sale — when the bank […]

CREDIT SCORES BETTER IN BLUE STATES THAN IN RED

By | Feb 26, 2012

CREDIT SCORES BETTER IN BLUE STATES THAN IN REDNews from U-T San Diego: Best and worst Here are the top five and bottom five states, with their affiliation based on the last four presidential elections. Highest credit scores New Jersey, blue, 681 Massachusetts, blue, 680 California, blue, 679 Minnesota, blue, 676 Washington, blue, 675 Worst […]

Bill to limit credit-report use in hiring passes Colorado Senate

By | Feb 26, 2012

Bill to limit credit-report use in hiring passes Colorado SenateNews from Denver Business Journal: A bill that would limit Colorado companies’ ability to consider applicants’ credit reports during the hiring process got even more restrictive as it passed the state Senate amid lengthy and sometimes heated debate Tuesday. Senate Bill 3 — sponsored by Sen. […]

Three Crucial Questions College Students Have About Credit — Answered!

By | Feb 25, 2012

Three Crucial Questions College Students Have About Credit — Answered!News from My Loans Consolidated: All too often college students unintentionally destroy their credit with irresponsible spending habits. As a recent college graduate, I know that credit is, unfortunately, something most college students know little about. Even though many students might not be particularly interested in […]

Your Credit Score Probably Rocks If You Were The First-Born

By | Feb 24, 2012

Your Credit Score Probably Rocks If You Were The First-BornNews from Business Insider: Flickr / courosa Gina Roberts-Grey Gina Roberts-Grey Recent Posts The big retirement disconnect Can Facebook compete with banks? … Read the full article . Related News: Improve Your Credit Score In 2012News from San Francisco Chronicle: With cumulative U.S. consumer debt having […]

How to clean up your credit report

By | Feb 24, 2012

How to clean up your credit reportNews from MSN Money: This post comes from Jeanine Skowronski at partner site MainStreet. By far the most questions we receive from readers for our weekly credit Q&A series concern credit report disputes. And while we’ve previously covered the option of contesting information appearing on a credit report, we’ve never […]

Consumer Attorney Sergei Lemberg Endorses CFPB Proposed Rule to Oversee Debt …

By | Feb 23, 2012

Consumer Attorney Sergei Lemberg Endorses CFPB Proposed Rule to Oversee Debt …News from Danbury News Times: Consumer attorney Sergei Lemberg announced his full support of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s proposed rule to gain oversight of the debt collection and credit reporting industries. Stamford, CT (PRWEB) February 23, 2012 Consumer attorney Sergei Lemberg announced his […]

“Blue states” have better credit scores than “red states,” data suggest

By | Feb 22, 2012

“Blue states” have better credit scores than “red states,” data suggestNews from U-T San Diego: Best and worst credit scores Borrowers in blue states had better average credit scores than borrowers in red states, according to data from CreditKarma. Here are the top five and bottom five states, with their affiliation based on the last […]

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