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The Importance of Repairing Your Credit Report - Yourself!

It seems to be common knowledge today that we are living in a society overwhelmed with debt ... to receive a free credit report every year. Americans need to become more aware of what is reported ... firms, which will charge you numerous fees to clean your credit report for you. Typical tactics [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:44:04

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Questions About Collections? Ask Melissa

Dear Melissa, My daughter is in the midst of a career move and has had a bill sent to a collection agency in the state she previously resided in ... can absolutely not affect your credit report in any way.  Consumer debt is not transferable ... the payment.  The agency will report to the credit bureaus that the account is paid, if applicable [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 13:00:17

Fool’s Advice

Everyone’s got advice for using credit cards.   Today, ... to have a true debt ratio of  zero.    If I were to check my credit report, I would find all of my spending ... date.    I never pay interest, but the credit report still sees this balance as “debt”. To express [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 23:43:58

Debt Relief Services

We’ve spent a bit of time here talking about various ways to prepare your finances, in both good times and bad ... of this payoff, the creditor will report to the various credit bureaus that the debt has been paid ... , including a great FAQ on credit card debt consolidation and other debt consolidation programs [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 03:59:06

Your Credit Score, Your Sanity

I decided to sign up for credit monitoring at www.myfico ... that paying off a collection account will not remove it from your credit report. It will stay ... from your credit report. If the debt has gone unpaid for 7 years, then it can no longer legally remain [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 02:41:50

Should I Declare Bankruptcy?

One of our readers, Alicia, asked: I have one Credit Card debt with a balance of $15,000 can not pay the Min amount they want like 3, ... is because that is how long a bankruptcy will hurt you on your credit report. Bankruptcy actually stays on your credit report for ten years, but as long as you make your payments on time after the bankruptcy [more...]

Date: 2008-11-19 13:59:48

It is soooo coold.. brr. Post Roundup

YEAH! Its melting Creative Commons License photo credit: *Micky The past few days have been extremely cold here in Minnesota, ... With Good Ones Time To Chck Your Annual Credit Report! Problems with Gift Receipts? Debt? What Debt? Mortgage Refinance Rates Continue to Fall The New Frugal Forum @ frugalhacks.com Free Advice [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 16:21:15

Will the consumer credit card debt bubble lead to a collapse of the shopping mall economy?

Recession_levee American and Canadian consumers have long been living beyond their means ... as we see in this 2007 report: Canadians Crushed by Credit Card Debt "The  U.S. isn't the only nation ... their credit card debts, forcing banks to come back to the government for a second round of bailouts [more...]

Date: 2008-12-12 15:28:57

The Menace Of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt can often be crippling and lead to a lot of stress ... . With hassling creditors, a ruined credit report and a threat of looming bankruptcy, it becomes extremely ... . Even students are not immune as people are getting credit cards at an earlier age and falling [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 08:41:46

New Year Resolution #1: Financial Fitness in 2009

Worried about the economy? Been hoarding all your pennies lately? You’re not alone ... t it? Free credit report comparing all your debts, rainy day funds, budget tool…yes, we need ... ? If you have credit card debt, ask yourself why. That list on your credit card statement….was each [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 22:51:21

Debt Reduction is more Important than Your Credit Score

If you are a baby boomer with a pile of consumer debt, you are not alone ... those with significant credit card debt to worry about. According to a report from the New York Times, credit card companies are showing increased flexibility with consumers who have significant [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 00:34:49

usa mortgage rates

I stress when thinking about home, this patient received a second year, as well as state this function is provided to sell our house, ... to the main course as well as the seductiveness price report on how to find low price long head home loan ... go USMortgageRates.Com U.S. mortgage Tarif reports related to the debt loan debt related to credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 16:20:03

What are my Credit Rights?

Knowing your credit rights as a credit card holder will be your guide and protection against unlawful practices that may be committed by creditors and debt collectors. The Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) has made distinct stipulations with regards to promoting the accuracy and confidentiality of consumer credit reports. Let’s discuss [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 06:55:21

Beware of Credit Repair Scams

2009 may go down as the year when more Americans resolve to fix their credit than at any time in history – because high scores are now a requisite ... of finding errors is high. In fact, one in four credit reports contain errors. These include data entry ... on credit card debt, so want to feel very certain that you're going to pay them back before they [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 04:55:48

Free Credit Report

With all the previous talks about financial freedom, even taking steps towards being free of debts, ... free credit report. This will enable you to get hold of what your running credit score is and allow ... and get started. It is always best to choose a free credit score than to have to pay [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 04:32:07

At Last - Looking at the Customer from Their Point of View

Stessa Cohen and Kristin Moyer here.  Wells Fargo announced that it is launching an online loan-consolidation repayment program in combination with ... “How to really pay off credit card debt” “How to get a small business loan in a credit crunch” ... consolidate debt through a person loan.  It includes “My Spending Report,” a tool that will let customers [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 14:46:25

How Do Credit Counselors Help You?

by William Blake It is not unusual for a person to be shouldering much more debt then he actually can handle ... on how to stay there. One important aspect of that is being well informed about your credit report and your credit scores. They instruct you on how to keep up with your credit report and review [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 10:32:19

Considering Credit Counseling?

by Rob Kosberg Although repairing your own credit is highly recommended, it is sometimes beyond what you believe to be our capability ... questions. You’re going to want to find out how the process may affect your credit report, debt ... you will find an abundance of agencies with magical sounding claims about fixing your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-11 17:38:53

Checking Your Credit Score

Most people don’t know their credit score. What does that mean? ... debt. Never close your oldest accounts because they can add valuable history to your credit report. Set ... those that do not. Check your credit report regularly. Keep it free of inaccuracies and mixed [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 11:58:12

A-Z real estate vocabulary for home buyers and sellers

Nothing is more fundamental to buying or selling your home than understanding the language that realtors, lenders and others in the industry use ... , origination fee, hazard and mortgage insurance, credit report and appraisal fee. Debt-to-Income ... inspection. Annual Percentage Rate (APR) - The cost of credit expressed as a yearly rate. Bridge Loan [more...]

Date: 2008-12-02 21:05:42

Zombie Debt Collectors Find You At Grandma's []

Palisades Collection is offering Jeremy a great deal: he can pay half off his debt of $237.64 and get the account settled! ... on, the debt has passed the statute of limitations, and he got it expunged from his credit report years ago ... to my credit in 2006. It was actually removed from my credit report 05/08. There is no traces [more...]

Date: 2008-09-10 16:05:23

How To Repair Your Credit If You File Bankruptcy

Debts are piling up. Bills are coming in. Collections agencies are phoning and sending you certified mail demanding money ... income than your past financial predicament. A bankruptcy will show up on your credit report ... to make sure that the bankruptcy discharge also shows on the credit report so creditors understand [more...]

Date: 2008-10-27 15:03:50

Opportunity For Beginning New In Life

Opportunity For Beginning New In Life by katie George It is not surprising that more and more people are making payment faults as they continue to ... . Its repayment duration ranges up to 15 years. Take out your credit report and check it for any ... : Debt Consolidation Articles Amend Your Financial Situation with Adverse Credit Tenant Loans [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 10:11:14


If you do not pay State or Federal taxes or pay a debt owed to a creditor, they can make a claim against your property ... from the mortgage and the lien! How does a lien affect my credit report and credit score? This type of security interest looks very bad on your credit report. Potential lenders see a lien on file [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 00:30:06

mortgages on second homes

One hundred years ago the issue of borrowing money, either from friend of bank, was a matter that weighed heavily on peoples’ honor ... application, reducing the number of inquiries on your credit report. Often you can submit your application ... . To be in debt was looked down upon, store credit seemed an amazing advancement taken very [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 09:35:22

FREE Report: How to Save Money as a Family

As a special gift to readers of this blog, I’d like to give you this free report on how to save money as a family ... Instantly! Excerpt from report: Paying Down Debt The credit crunch has hurt many consumers who have credit cards.  Due to the fact that the banks are hesitant to lend money unless one’s FICO score is 750 [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 03:07:08

Charles Schwab Dumped Me *sniffle* *sob*

So you may remember from my last post on Schwab (My Morning Threesome with Schwab and Sergio which can also be found via Google by searching Schwab ... payment refreshed the debt on my credit report. Nice, right? Ok, there was also the one day car ... that told me my credit was craptacular and, as a result, they canceled all the accounts shortly [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 00:32:00

How To Repair Your Credit If You File Bankruptcy

Debts are piling up. Bills are coming in. Collections agencies are phoning and sending you certified mail demanding money ... income than your past financial troubles. A bankruptcy will show up on your credit report for up to 10 ... sure that the bankruptcy discharge also shows on the credit report so creditors understand [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 06:23:15

Money Hacks Carnival #31 — Crisis And Bailout

Well, looks like we are having a rash of carnival crises here ... Your Child A Millionaire! at My Family’s Money. Credit and Debt How to Put a Fraud Alert on Your Credit Report at Military Money Might. How to get out of Debt at Liberta - Freedom. After Debt? at Living [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 02:51:28

Kennedy Refuses To Disclose Finances

Extremely wealthy and of famous pedigree, the Kennedy who wants to replace Hillary Clinton in the U.S ... , publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals ... , who has no political experience, wants more special treatment as she tries to slip into the U.S. Senate without even [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 15:12:47


Bankruptcy is an individual’s legally declared inability to pay back debt owed to creditors. There are several different types of bankruptcies ... ? Bankruptcy does not look very favorable on your credit report and should be considered a last resort ... on your credit report for 10 years. All other items such as late payments and delinquent accounts stay [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 03:00:27

How To Deal With Debt Collectors

by John Cooper Phone calls and other communications from debt collectors can be incredibly frustrating ... from another debt collector. Instead I suggest you hire a credit repair firm to dispute and remove the bad credit items that have been posted to your credit report. This way your credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-12-18 16:58:13

Catching Up

So.  I should really go over what I have accomplished last year (and this year, to date) in my quest to become debt-free. I managed to totally clear up my credit card debt, and, to my surprise, when I sent for my free annual credit reports, and ordered my FICO scores, I found that it had improved, over the time [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 05:41:49

Understanding Credit Score Ratings

By William Blake The credit score rating scale is a confusing numeric system to understand ... on your credit report. Also having a lot of outstanding debt with large balances and/or high rates ... That You Need Credit counseling is readily available free of charge to any who desire to better [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 14:21:43


That's the number of questions Caroline Kennedy has answered in her pursuit to secure Hillary Clinton's seat, ... for election to the Senate, Ms. Kennedy would have to file a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages, book deals and the sources of any payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 17:17:00

For the First Time, American Debt Shrinks

By: Roshawn WatsonAccording to third quarter Federal Reserve's flow of funds report, American debt has decreased for the first time ... , this change is not entirely voluntary. For example, we previously reported that credit cards were tightening credit worthiness criteria. Well, it is having a huge impact of the availability of credit. Auto [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 15:34:00

DrumBeat: December 12, 2008

U.S. Northeast Heating-Oil Delinquent Bills Top $100 Million (Bloomberg) -- Heating-oil dealers in the U.S ... -credit debt that is ranked in credit-reporting agencies and that affects their credit directly,” [more...]

Date: 2008-12-12 13:55:16

Finding a Bankruptcy Attorney in New Hampshire

People living with debt that they can’t handle have a few options to choose from ... for 10 years until it ages off your credit report. Combined with the cost and potential loss ... . They can contact a debt or credit counsellor and try to work out a debt settlement plan [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 00:28:49

Weekly Round Up: Support Your Friends

zebra-friends Weekly Round Up: Support Your Friends Photo Credit:  angela7dreams Another week has flown by and I’m happy it’s Saturday ... Reviewing Insurance Policies Can Save Money  How to Start and Manage a Debt Snowball Check Your Credit Report  Save Money With a Soup Night Comparing this year’s bills to last; more to it than expected [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 02:09:44

Credit Repair Help - Here’s How To Start Right Now!

by Mark Alison People are in debt. Living in this world with bad credit can be difficult ... coffees. We need to then know what’s in your credit report. There are three credit card companies, Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union. There are many places to go that will get you a report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 11:03:01

Debt relief solutions are assisting thousands to get out of debt

Many consumers have been falling prey to the unscrupulous actions taken by the money grubbing credit card companies, ... negative slight against the debtor’s credit report. These practices are forcing consumers to look ... a negative on their credit report and giving the creditors the ability to raise the rate and basically [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 14:48:15

Credit Repair Help - Here Are Steps You Can Take Right Now!

by Mark Alison People are in debt. Living in this world with bad credit can be difficult ... coffees. First, get a credit report. The three major credit agencies are Equifax, Experian ... . It’s hard to repair your credit and it makes life difficult to have bad credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 16:55:47

September 30th, 2008 - Help Stop Debt Harassment, Learn Your Rights!

Obtaining credit can be fairly simple. If you have a steady job, an acceptable debt-to-income ratio, and no history of serious credit delinquency, you can obtain more credit than you’ll probably ever need. But many in Pennsylvania face the flip ... of Disputed Information on a Credit Report Cost: Single Steps Strategies Members [more...]

Date: 2008-09-29 05:38:41

Despite getting details, FTC says ‘file a complaint’

Apparently few --- if any --- of the 950 employees at the Federal Trade Commission listen to radio, feels Grumpy Editor ... to:          Debt collectors or debit collection practices.          Credit reports ... the hypoed-blabber tag. Going to the FTC --- the nation’s consumer protection arm --- for their take [more...]

Date: 2008-09-23 13:14:48

FTC shuts down O.C. debt-negotiation scam

The Federal Trade Commission said today it has shut down an Orange County debt-negotiation business that instead of helping consumers resolve their ... their bills. The result: Interest on customers’ debts grew, leading to lawsuits, bad credit reports ... bills, drove them to bankruptcy. The FTC charged that Homeland Financial Services LLC of Santa [more...]

Date: 2008-09-25 23:09:42

Queen Caroline

Gag...Nobility cannot be bothered with the rules and customs of the little people: If she were applying to be, say, ... a 10-part, publicly available report disclosing her financial assets, credit card debts, mortgages ... Michelle MalkinAh, Obama's Washington... 'tis a silly place: [more...]

Date: 2008-12-23 16:59:00

Finance - Books on Personal Loans

by Jorg Maurer Personal loans and all the terminology that goes with it can make your head spin after awhile ... issues including fixing up homes, then this book will give you calibre information in both areas ... , there have been a couple of which yield we report upon how to compensate off debt, together with credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 02:40:29

New Year, Better Credit Score: Post 3

stockxpertcom_id12723501_size0-743295.jpg So FICO has branded you with a not-so-desirable credit score and you have made the resolution to bring ... month.  Remember also, not all debt is bad.  Items like mortgages and car loans on your credit report ... and see if they will take the late payment off so it doesn’t show up on your credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 15:55:57

Increase Your Credit Score - Use It or Lose It!

In case you did not know, I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan. This guy simply understands what it takes to truly become debt free ... learned a lot. During one of his lecture, he mentioned the fact that since he does not use credit ... not qualify for financing. I understand how the credit reporting bureaus calculate your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 21:44:16

Debt Consolidation Loans: Provides You Information About Your All-Financial Quarries

Debt consolidation is where people with multiple debts seek help from professionals who offer them a loan that will consolidate their loans into one ... in a devastating bankruptcy which most of us wish to avoid. Bankruptcies can stay on your credit report ... become more unaffordable, they end up defaulting on a few payments and their credit report gets [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 14:50:52

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