Spending smart: Myths — and the facts — about credit scores

By | Jan 5, 2013

Spending smart: Myths — and the facts — about credit scoresNews from Tribune-Review: By Chicago Tribune Published: Saturday, January 5, 2013 Updated 2 hours ago Perhaps no area of personal finance is more confusing than credit. That‘s because some of the basic tenets of credit scoring seem illogical. How can a billionaire have a worse […]

CFPB Issues Warning to Businesses About Free Credit Reports

By | Dec 3, 2012

CFPB Issues Warning to Businesses About Free Credit ReportsNews from PFhub: The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles consumers to an annual free credit report from all reporting companies, not just Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. Hundreds of specialty reporting agencies collect information about medical payments, tenant history, check-writing behaviors, employment history and insurance claims. The companies […]

Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score Offer

By | Oct 22, 2012

Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score OfferNews from Business Insider: Flickr via prayitno For the next few weeks, Wells Fargo customers can get a free credit score by visiting any bank branch in the U.S. Since credit scores are typically sold by credit reporting agencies separately from reports (which are free once a […]

4 Lessons to Teach Your Children About Credit

By | Oct 4, 2012

4 Lessons to Teach Your Children About CreditNews from Huffington Post: We entrust a lot of our children’s learning and development to the educational system. But schools don’t teach everything that our kids need to know. One of the key parts of life that children need to learn (but often don’t learn it at school) […]

Consumers clueless about credit scores

By | Jul 10, 2012

Consumers clueless about credit scoresNews from Fin24: Related Articles Credit history critical for home buyers How to fix your credit record Debt free – why am I penalised? Credit listing clearance Credit health declines Credit ombud resolves more cases Top Stories Members want probe into Discovery fee Jul 10 2012 08:31 Discovery Health Medical Scheme […]

The Truth About How Medical Debt Really Impacts Your Credit Score

By | Jun 25, 2012

The Truth About How Medical Debt Really Impacts Your Credit ScoreNews from Business Insider: flickr/crucially How to De-Clutter Without Stressing 7 Ways to Save on 4th of July Festivities How Medical Bill Debt Impacts Your Credit Score Could You Be a Minimalist? The Cure for Medical Billing Errors It’s high time to explore the impact […]

More than a third of adults have no idea about partner’s financial …

By | Jun 18, 2012

More than a third of adults have no idea about partner’s financial …News from Metro: Sarah Jones had her credit rating destroyed after buying a house with her partner, who later lost his job Some 18 per cent don’t know how much debt, if any, their partner has, according to figures from YouGov. Ten per […]

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt you

By | May 16, 2012

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt youNews from msnbc.com: Paul Sakuma / AP A bad score could cost you a job or a loan. That’s why it’s so important for you to understand how credit scoring works. By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan Your credit score, which is based on your credit history, […]

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 […]

Credit Repair and the Truth About Bad Credit; American Financial Solutions …

By | Apr 20, 2012

Credit Repair and the Truth About Bad Credit; American Financial Solutions …News from Seattle Post Intelligencer: If someone has negative credit or a few blemishes, they may be tempted to use a credit repair business to help eliminate damaging information from a credit report. However, it is a risky gamble for a consumer to take. […]

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