Consumer Reports: 7 money stumbles to avoid

By | Jan 12, 2013

Consumer Reports: 7 money stumbles to avoidNews from Hartford Courant: Everyone makes money mistakes. But missteps or miscalculations can cost you a lot over the long term and could inadvertently hurt your family when you’re gone. Consumer Reports offers seven ways to correct your missteps or at least mitigate the damage they can cause. 1. […]

Making money: Dating by credit rating, and more

By | Jan 12, 2013

Making money: Dating by credit rating, and moreNews from The Week Magazine: 3 top pieces of financial advice — from business resolutions to new rules for Roths Does Google play fair? Will Obama’s new lending rules make it harder to get a mortgage? Is Boeing’s 787 Dreamliner in trouble? N ew rules for RothsWashington’s last-minute […]

The Color of Money | Where to send credit-report complaints

By | Oct 28, 2012

The Color of Money | Where to send credit-report complaintsNews from Columbus Dispatch: Sunday October 28, 2012 9:52 AM If there’s something’s strange in your credit report, who you gonna call? Not Ghostbusters. If something’s weird, and it don’t look good, who you gonna call? Sorry, Ghostbusters still won’t help, even though consumers often describe […]

Money & the Law: Statute sets rules for credit reporting agencies

By | Oct 1, 2012

Money & the Law: Statute sets rules for credit reporting agenciesNews from Colorado Springs Gazette: September 30, 2012 10:26 AM When Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010, it expressed its displeasure with many — indeed most — players on the financial services industry stage. This included credit reporting […]

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 […]

Federal checks on credit bureaus aim to end reporting errors that cost you money

By | Jul 17, 2012

Federal checks on credit bureaus aim to end reporting errors that cost you moneyNews from Detroit Free Press: Carol Long — who was looking pretty sharp for a dead woman — stood up at a town hall gathering Monday in the Kresge Court at the Detroit Institute of Arts and declared that credit reports can […]

Credit score killers that cost you money

By | May 8, 2012

Credit score killers that cost you moneyNews from NewsNet5.com: It’s one of the most mysterious numbers in our lives:  Our credit score. We all know that a good score is essential to getting a home or car loan. But how do you improve it? And more importantly, what are the credit score killers that can […]

Credit score mistakes that cost you money

By | May 2, 2012

Credit score mistakes that cost you moneyNews from WPTV: John Puthoff  thought he’d check his credit score before applying for a loan to buy a new home. “I am getting ready to buy a house, selling mine, and wanted to see where my score was at,” Puthoff said. But he was stunned. First, because the […]

Capital One reports payment as unpaid because it was 1 cent short: Money Matters

By | Apr 28, 2012

Capital One reports payment as unpaid because it was 1 cent short: Money MattersNews from Plain Dealer: Q: I can’t believe what just happened with my Capital One credit card account. I just received my statement and at the top it said: “Whoops, you missed a payment. Please make payment or it will affect your […]

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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