Improving your credit score without gimmicks

By | Apr 30, 2012

Improving your credit score without gimmicksNews from CBS News: (MoneyWatch) Chat boards and web sites are filled with tricks and gimmicks to improve your credit score. One gimmick that gets a lot of attention is the practice called credit piggybacking. This is where one person, sometimes for a fee, agrees to add you as an […]

Low credit scores still plaguing some consumers

By | Apr 30, 2012

Low credit scores still plaguing some consumersNews from Worcester Telegram: Despite recent signs of improvement in the economy, many consumers are being held back by low credit scores. People who suffered through financial problems during the recession likely lowered their credit scores. Meanwhile, lenders have tightened their standards, which means a credit score that helped […]

Capital One reports payment as unpaid because it was 1 cent short: Money Matters

By | Apr 28, 2012

Capital One reports payment as unpaid because it was 1 cent short: Money MattersNews from Plain Dealer: Q: I can’t believe what just happened with my Capital One credit card account. I just received my statement and at the top it said: “Whoops, you missed a payment. Please make payment or it will affect your […]

Many want to find debt relief, rebuild their credit scores

By | Apr 28, 2012

Many want to find debt relief, rebuild their credit scoresNews from Debtmerica Relief: Friday, 27 April 2012 13:00 Millions of consumers across the country are still dealing with large constraints such as significant amounts of credit card debt, but more now recognize some of their biggest problem areas when it comes to managing their money […]

Credit Score Tips for New US Residents

By | Apr 28, 2012

Credit Score Tips for New US ResidentsNews from Fox Business: Dear Opening Credits, I came to United States from Bermuda in May 2011, and was able to obtain a credit card with HSBC with a $ 10,000 limit as they gave me the benefit of my good credit history with HSBC Bermuda. When I see […]

Credit counselors answer questions about credit and debt – USA TODAY

By | Apr 27, 2012

Credit counselors answer questions about credit and debt – USA TODAYNews from Credit counselors answer questions about credit and debt – USA TODAY: Financial literacy is sort of like the weather: everybody talks about it. But are we becoming smarter about our money? Recent surveys suggest that we’re not: Young adults fare poorly on financial […]

Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to students

By | Apr 26, 2012

Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to studentsNews from CreditCards.com: Credit Cards > Credit Card News > Study: Despite new law, credit cards finding their way to students One tactic: Student loans defined as ‘income’ By Martin Merzer Question: When is a loan considered income? Answer: When a bank wants a way to […]

Want a job? Better get your credit score up

By | Apr 26, 2012

Want a job? Better get your credit score upNews from Deseret News: Having a good credit score can do more than help people get loans, it can also help them get a job. But a bad credit score can be a huge hurdle for people looking for work, according to Fox Business. Shutterstock Enlarge photo» […]

Don’t Fear Home Loan Credit Check; Seminar Shows How Banks Try to Help

By | Apr 25, 2012

Don’t Fear Home Loan Credit Check; Seminar Shows How Banks Try to HelpNews from LoanSafe: DECATUR (Source: Nicole Harbour Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. (MCT)  — Sherry Cool and Malissa Munsterman, assistant vice presidents of mortgage loans at Hickory Point Bank and Trust, know looking at credit reports and applying for a home loan can […]

Consumers stand to make a few gains from legislative session

By | Apr 24, 2012

Consumers stand to make a few gains from legislative sessionNews from Baltimore Sun: April 23, 2012|By Eileen Ambrose, The Baltimore Sun Let’s turn to baseball to sum up the Maryland legislative session’s impact on consumers: It had a few singles but no home runs. “We made a lot of progress on some really critical issues,” […]

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