The Hidden Credit Scores That Could Sink Your Finances – DailyFinance

By | Oct 8, 2012

The Hidden Credit Scores That Could Sink Your Finances – DailyFinanceNews from The Hidden Credit Scores That Could Sink Your Finances – DailyFinance: If you’re a little savvy about credit, you probably know that each of us is entitled to a free copy of our credit report, once a year, from each of the three […]

Workzone: In job interview, it could pay to have credit report handy

By | Sep 30, 2012

Workzone: In job interview, it could pay to have credit report handyNews from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: You’ve fine-tuned your resume, dry cleaned your best suit and now you’re ready to apply for a job. Not so fast. You might want to get a copy of your credit report first. Some employers review applicants’ credit histories […]

Your Credit Score Could Be A Fake

By | Sep 28, 2012

Your Credit Score Could Be A FakeNews from The American Prospect: Say you want to buy a house or a car and you need a loan to do it. You do what every personal finance site recommends and obtain a free copy of your credit report from annualcreditreport.com. Then, urged on by the ads from […]

Rewards credit cards could soon be history

By | Aug 22, 2012

Rewards credit cards could soon be historyNews from Fox Business: Do you know what interchange fees (they’re also called “swipe fees”) are? Not many people do. But they’re the cut of the value of every transaction that’s taken by the processor (American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa) every time you use your debit or credit […]

Social media scores could be the new credit score

By | Aug 16, 2012

Social media scores could be the new credit scoreNews from ABC2 News: Could your online activity determine whether you get a job, a mortgage or even a date?  Experts say it’s already happening. It works just like a credit score and gives you a rank. Imagine someone handing over the keys to a luxury automobile […]

Jeff Gelles: New regulation of credit-reporting agencies could help consumers

By | Aug 5, 2012

Jeff Gelles: New regulation of credit-reporting agencies could help consumersNews from Philadelphia Inquirer: For a generation, conservative politicians have complained about “job-killing regulation” as if the words were fused at the hip – a linkage that works better as rallying cry than as rational argument. Sensible rules of the road can help markets as well […]

Bank downgrades could hurt loans, credit cards

By | Jun 23, 2012

Bank downgrades could hurt loans, credit cardsNews from U.S. News & World Report: By PALLAVI GOGOI, Associated Press NEW YORK (AP) — When a major bank’s credit rating is cut, it deals a psychological blow — to customers, the public and financial markets. So Thursday’s downgrading of 15 of the world’s largest banks is almost […]

Do You Have Bad Credit? It Could Cost You a Job [AUDIO/POLL]

By | Jun 11, 2012

Do You Have Bad Credit? It Could Cost You a Job [AUDIO/POLL]News from New Jersey 101.5 FM Radio: The full State Senate has approved a bill to prohibit employers from obtaining, requiring or discriminating on the basis of credit reports. Adam Gault, Getty Images The measure bars an employer from requiring a credit check on […]

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, […]

Good credit score could save you money

By | Apr 22, 2012

Good credit score could save you moneyNews from New Philadelphia Times Reporter: “I ordered my free credit report,” a New Philadelphia area man told Hot Line, “and I was asked if I wanted my credit score. I said no. Do I need to know my credit score? Is it important?” It can be if you […]

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