Report: Let Private Student Loans be Discharged in Bankruptcy

By | Jul 31, 2012

Report: Let Private Student Loans be Discharged in BankruptcyNews from LoanSafe: (Source: Eileen Ambrose The Baltimore Sun (MCT) — Borrowers overwhelmed by private student loan debt often discover an ugly truth too late — these loans can’t be discharged in bankruptcy like other types of consumer loans. A new report on private student loans by […]

How My Credit Score Plunged 200 Points

By | Jul 30, 2012

How My Credit Score Plunged 200 PointsNews from Huffington Post: By Sibylla Nash In the fall of 2011, I went on an episode of “The Suze Orman Show” to ask her how to repair my credit, and I knew I was in big trouble when she told me there was nothing she could do. My mistake was […]

10 Things Credit Scores Don’t Tell You

By | Jul 30, 2012

10 Things Credit Scores Don’t Tell YouNews from Huffington Post: SmartMoney: The truth behind the numbers that can determine your financial fate. […]

Fewer employers use credit checks to screen applicants, study finds

By | Jul 28, 2012

Fewer employers use credit checks to screen applicants, study findsNews from News & Observer: KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Long-term job hunters whose credit ratings have suffered may take heart from a new employer survey that found less use of credit background checks. The Society for Human Resource Management reports that fewer employers than two years […]

Learn to understand your credit

By | Jul 28, 2012

Learn to understand your creditNews from La Crosse Tribune: Jobs and mortgages can depend on credit history, but most people don’t regularly check their credit report. The problem: Many times these reports are prone to mistakes, says Tim Powers, a credit expert for Consumer Credit Counseling Services in La Crosse, a nonprofit that advises people […]

Credit Report Errors Persist As Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Readies …

By | Jul 27, 2012

Credit Report Errors Persist As Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Readies …News from Huffington Post: Frank Deyoub, 35, is the alleged victim of identity theft, which has hurt his credit report. […]

Miami Faces Another Damaging Credit Rating Downgrade

By | Jul 26, 2012

Miami Faces Another Damaging Credit Rating DowngradeNews from WBFS: MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The City of Miami may be on the verge of financial disaster. CBS4 news partner The Miami Herald reports that Moody’s, which rates governments and companies by their ability to pay back debt, announced it is reviewing Miami’s credit rating. The move comes […]

5 Ways to Become a Credit Adult

By | Jul 26, 2012

5 Ways to Become a Credit AdultNews from Huffington Post: Let’s word associate: banks, mortgage brokers, credit card companies, credit reporting agencies, debt collectors, payday lenders…. Words like “daunting,” “challenging,” “black box” and “scary” come to mind. Most consumers I speak to express fear of the unknown — and fear of being humiliated at the […]

Dealing With Your Credit Report Just Got a Lot Easier

By | Jul 25, 2012

Dealing With Your Credit Report Just Got a Lot EasierNews from DailyFinance: It has never been more important to have good credit. Lenders are being pickier than ever about giving loans to borrowers, and even if you aren’t in the market for a home or car loan, insurance companies and even prospective employers often use […]

How to Get Bad Info off Credit Report

By | Jul 24, 2012

How to Get Bad Info off Credit ReportNews from Fox Business: Dear Bankruptcy Adviser,I filed for bankruptcy in July 2007 and it was discharged in October 2007. A collection agency posted a negative account in September 2007. Is it possible to get the collection agency to remove the negative credit reporting? They do not say […]

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