Career Coach on credit scores and employment history

By | Jan 14, 2013

Career Coach on credit scores and employment historyNews from Washington Post: Career Coach Joyce E.A. Russell recently took questions from readers. Here are excerpts: Credit score and employment history Q.: I’ve begun seeing a trend in recent years where employers will look at an applicant’s credit report to verify employment history. I have a slight […]

Action Line: Credit card history has big impact on credit report, score

By | Jan 6, 2013

Action Line: Credit card history has big impact on credit report, scoreNews from Tulsa World: A study released Dec. 13, 2012, by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau shows that credit reports are dominated by consumers’ credit card histories, said Bill Hardekopf, CEO of LowCards.com. The report – “Key Dimensions and Processes in the U.S. Credit […]

Florida Consumer Advocate Hits Use of Past Credit History to Deny Claims

By | Nov 3, 2012

Florida Consumer Advocate Hits Use of Past Credit History to Deny ClaimsNews from Insurance Journal: Florida’s consumer advocate is calling for an investigation into insurers using homeowners’ past credit history to deny claims and cancel policies even though the homeowners have paid premiums for years. Florida Consumer Advocate Robin Westcott said some property insurers are […]

Credit care: Several ways for Canadian pair to establish payment history in US

By | Sep 16, 2012

Credit care: Several ways for Canadian pair to establish payment history in USNews from Arizona Daily Star: 2012-09-16T00:00:00Z Credit care: Several ways for Canadian pair to establish payment history in USTanisha Warner Creditcards.com Arizona Daily Star Q: My husband and I are Canadians and are moving to Washington. We were wondering what the best way […]

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 […]

Tips for establishing a credit history

By | Aug 19, 2012

Tips for establishing a credit historyNews from Los Angeles Times: The credit score algorithm likes to see different kinds of accounts. (Nick Ut, AP / September 5, 2007) By Scott J. Wilson, Los Angeles Times August 19, 2012 Establishing a credit history is harder than it used to be — lenders are being extra cautious […]

Action Line: Job seekers should prepare to share history

By | Aug 12, 2012

Action Line: Job seekers should prepare to share historyNews from Tulsa World: This is why moms everywhere tell their kids, “Stay out of trouble and be home before tomorrow.” They don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Job seekers should be aware that “prospective employers will access any publicly available information about applicants. […]

How to Borrow Money to Buy a Car (Even If You Have No Credit History)

By | Aug 8, 2012

How to Borrow Money to Buy a Car (Even If You Have No Credit History)News from Huffington Post: Since credit reporting first appeared about 40 years ago, lenders have relied on these credit scores to tell them whether or not they should lend to someone. Chances are, you’ve been approved or denied a loan because […]

Credit score: Can you remove settled debts from your credit history?

By | Jul 8, 2012

Credit score: Can you remove settled debts from your credit history?News from Christian Science Monitor: Credit scores can be affected by outstanding debt, even if it no longer exists. Navigating debt negotiations can be tricky, especially if you settled with a company for less than you owe. But a company can and will remove a […]

Dealers Required to Share Bad Credit History for Auto Loans

By | May 26, 2012

Dealers Required to Share Bad Credit History for Auto LoansNews from Go Banking Rates: Consumers taking on auto loans have maintained a protection as ordered by a U.S. District Judge yesterday. Auto dealers, who recently fought their responsibility in sharing bad credit history with consumers who face higher interest rates but finance through third-party lenders, lost […]

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