Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit Card

By | Feb 26, 2013

Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit CardNews from Fox Business: It’s tempting for college students and grads to sign up for an in-store credit card or a rewards card to snag discounts and special offers. But experts warn these short-term gains could be counterproductive to building a positive credit history. “Every time you […]

Disputing errors on credit reports must be done right

By | Feb 25, 2013

Disputing errors on credit reports must be done rightNews from Dallas Morning News: Letting an error on your credit report go unchallenged could cost you a loan. Your credit score is based on information in your credit report, so it’s critical that you correct any mistakes, especially if you’re planning to apply for a loan […]

Your Legal Rights: Study shows 1 in 5 have credit report errors

By | Feb 24, 2013

Your Legal Rights: Study shows 1 in 5 have credit report errorsNews from Alexandria Echo Press: Editor’s note: The following is a “Your Legal Rights” column provided by the Office of Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson. One out of five people have errors on their credit report, according to a new study released on February […]

Improve your credit score by raising your credit limit

By | Feb 24, 2013

Improve your credit score by raising your credit limitNews from MyFox Houston: HOUSTON – Americans are spending more, according to the Federal Reserve, which says an increase in home, car and credit card purchases may suggest improved confidence. But as consumers pull out their credit cards, more, there may a way to improve their financial […]

LI Congressman Works To Fight Credit Report Errors

By | Feb 23, 2013

LI Congressman Works To Fight Credit Report ErrorsNews from CBS Local: Rep. Steve Israel (file/photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images) MELVILLE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — A Long Island congressman is calling on the federal government to make sure people’s credit reports are not marred by the activity of identity thieves. If you buy a car or a […]

Israel, Rice Report Big Increase in Credit Report Errors

By | Feb 22, 2013

Israel, Rice Report Big Increase in Credit Report ErrorsNews from Patch.com: Rep. Steve Israel, D-Huntington, and Nassau County District Attorney Kathleen Rice say there has been a sharp increase in credit report errors and tax identity theft. In a press conference at the Bethpage Federal Credit Union Friday, Israel and Rice offered tips to keep […]

What’s in a point? In credit scores, big bucks

By | Feb 22, 2013

What’s in a point? In credit scores, big bucksNews from Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Advertisement A 619, 639, 659, 679, 699, 719 or 739 credit score … … Can cost you thousands. A 620, 640, 660, 680, 700, 720 or 740 credit score can therefore potentially save you thousands. One of the primary factors in how […]

Stay on top of your credit report

By | Feb 22, 2013

Stay on top of your credit reportNews from Canon City Daily Record: A person’s credit rating can determine how much interest they pay on loans — or if they can get a loan at all — their insurance rates and whether they pass a background check for a job. So it is disturbing that a […]

Consumers need better way to fix credit reporting errors

By | Feb 20, 2013

Consumers need better way to fix credit reporting errorsNews from Los Angeles Times: About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people’s ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they’re charged. In the first study of its kind, the […]

Credit Counseling Agency Offers Tips to Dispute Report Errors

By | Feb 19, 2013

Credit Counseling Agency Offers Tips to Dispute Report ErrorsNews from KTVN: The accuracy of credit reports has been in the news lately, causing consumers to wonder how error-free their own report is.  Since credit reports are the backbone of the all-important credit score, it is indeed important to fully understand what a credit report is, […]

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