Posted on 2 Sep 2014 | 992 views
Why is Credit Monitoring Important?

Credit monitoring services will watch over your credit file with continuous around the clock tracking and notify you whenever there is a change to the credit file. These services will alert you within 24 hours of a change, usually through email, phone, or text message as you see fit.

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Posted on 1 Sep 2014 | 1,199 views
How to Deal With Debt Collectors

If you have debt, chances are you’ll have to deal with a debt collector at some point, at least until you pay off the debt. Even if you’ve hired a debt settlement company to help you negotiate down your debt, debt collectors may still contact you for payment. Here are some tips for dealing with debt collectors, even when they get rude.

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Posted on 1 Sep 2014 | 1,418 views
What to do if You are a Victim of Identity Theft

If you find yourself a victim of identity theft, you can take some steps to minimize the damage and protect yourself against future theft in the process. It’s important to react as soon as you discover that a theft has taken place, so that thieves don’t have more time than necessary to completely destroy your finances or cause you a lot of problems.

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Posted on 30 Aug 2014 | 886 views
Closing a Credit Card you Have had the Longest Won’t Lower Your FICO Score

When you close the credit-card account that you’ve had the longest, it will lower the average age of your credit accounts and drag down your FICO Score.

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Posted on 29 Aug 2014 | 1,342 views
A Store Credit Card That Doesn’t Require Payments for Six Months Will Lower Your Credit Score

You charged thousands of dollars’ worth of appliances to a store credit card that doesn’t require payments for six months. As long as you make the payments in six months, your Credit Score will not be affected.

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Posted on 28 Aug 2014 | 1,540 views
Bad Credit Subprime Credit Card Lenders

Credit card issuers are ramping up lending to consumers with poor credit but borrowers beware — the terms aren’t always going to be good. Lending to subprime consumers — typically those with a FICO credit score of below 660 — climbed 41% last year, with banks issuing 1.1 million new credit cards to riskier consumers, a four-year high, according to a recent report from credit reporting agency Equifax.