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America's 10 Most Stressful Cities [Most Stressful Cities]

WaMu Begins To Sell Itself ... views, Comment Credit History PRBC Helps You Create A Credit Score From On-Time Rent, Bill Payments Payment Reporting Builds Credit (PRBC) is an alternative credit reporting agency [more...]

Date: 2008-09-18 20:13:47

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Following Complex Financial Times You Can Rebuild Your Credit

Upgrading credit after a interval of monetary hardships, bankruptcy, repossessions or other monetary strain that blemishes any credit report can be scary and baffling. For most people these are times of hideous strain. But times change and situations change so don't let the relief than comes when the wages and money get back in line be overshadowed by the tribulations left on the credit report. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-30 14:11:53

Media Roundup - October 17th, 2008

Media Roundup Real Estate News New listings slip in third quarter (Globe and Mail) Home prices are falling, but mortgage rates are rising ( ... (Bloomberg) Mortgage Q&A: Liquidity, credit will lower rates (Washington Times) TD Report Says ... s Time to Invest (NY Times) Canadian manufacturing shipments slide (Canada.com) Urban Planning [more...]

Date: 2008-10-17 12:00:07

Weekend Roundup Vol. 12

Weekend Roundup: Well another week comes to a close. Time goes by so quickly it makes me want to work less and less and enjoy life more and more ... to a FREE credit report from each of the three major credit reporting agencies: Experian ... . ***You can get your free annual (once per calander year) credit report, viewable on-line, no credit [more...]

Date: 2008-10-11 11:00:00

Credit Repair Agencies - is it a scam ?

It is important to have a good credit history in difficult economy.  It is especially important if you are buying or refinancing a house ... fix for creditworthiness.  You can improve your credit report legitimately, but it takes time ... is that negative, yet legitimate info can stay on your credit report for 7-10 years, under federal law [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 03:36:53

Get Out of FreeCreditReport.com’s “Triple Advantage”

FreeCreditReport.com is the heavily advertised company that offers “free” credit reports ( ... reminder to check your bank and credit card statements at least once a month so charges like this don ... in mind that the place to get truly free credit reports, three times per year (once from each bureau [more...]

Date: 2008-07-25 18:29:44

3-in-1 Free Credit Report from CreditNexus

It was the day that I pay all my credit card dues online. Actually, I was worried to not clear all these dues in time from last 2-3 days ... and remove credit report errors. Actually I fond of this feature. Here I suggest you to surf ... Credit Report without applying any charge. These reports can help everyone to manage his/her funds [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 18:43:00

FreeCreditReport.com Review: Not a Free Credit Report

Have you heard of those commercials on TV that talk about “free” credit reports? These services, such as FreeCreditReport.com are *not* truly free. They offer free trials for a limited time (usually 7 days) but they’re actually paid subscription services after the intro period is over. They’re in the business of credit monitoring and tracking your credit standing. Image by Andre Rolim/Getty Images These services exist to help us keep an eye on our credit reports. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-29 04:01:28

The Essentials of First Time Home Mortgage Loan Borrower

by Matthew Sanz Property ownership and buying a home for the first time can be an exciting yet mind-boggling experience ... ? 1. Good credit report: Your credit report will let lenders determine whether ... purchasing property? - Improve your credit report - Avoid [more...]

Date: 2008-12-26 09:13:23

Time to Check Your Credit Reports

  Happy New Year!  As we start 2009, many people are making resolutions, wanting to do things better and differently than they did in the past ... to do.  To get a copy of your credit report from one, two or all three of the credit bureaus ... on credit monitoring. If you want to know your current FICO scores, you can obtain all three [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 17:05:27

President’s Advisory Council: Tips to Managing Your Money in Challenging Times

AN IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE PRESIDENT’S ADVISORY COUNCIL ON FINANCIAL LITERACY “We believe that the current economic crisis underscores the need ... controlyourcredit.gov. Also, to protect against identity theft, get a free copy of your credit report ... in Challenging Times 1. Understand how your bank or credit union account is insured. The Federal [more...]

Date: 2008-12-16 15:58:07

Recognizing a Credit Repair Scam

by David Wada Companies target consumers with poor credit histories all the time, making promises to fix their credit report so they can get their dream car, a bigger home, health ... is, these companies cannot deliver an improved credit report using the ‘unique’ tactics they promote [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 04:06:09

How to Resolve Credit Bureau Reporting Errors

Photo courtesy of neoliminal A couple months ago my wife and I started a passive search for a new home ... idea to check your credit report to make sure things are being reported correctly.  Inaccuracies ... on a new home. Skeletons In Your Credit Closet? Often times consumers have legitimate, negative [more...]

Date: 2008-10-23 11:00:30

Time For the Experian Credit Check

You get a free credit report once a year from http://www.annualcreditreport.com ... .  I just ran my Experian Credit Check and they had 3 minor errors.  So I’m off to dispute them now.  My credit report will still be horrible after the two fixes but it’s just nice to limit the damage as much [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 01:47:49

FTC Crackdown on 36 Credit "Repair" Companies

sweep.jpg Ever wonder if those TV ads claiming to help you repair your credit are legit? ... information from consumers' credit reports, even if that information is accurate and timely. The FTC ... they are able to scrub your credit reports of accurate, negative information for a fee are lying - plain [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 11:15:52

Post-Holidays Ideal Time to Check for ID Theft

We know, we know: that stack of bills on your kitchen table can’t possibly have a bright side. Right? ... . Request a Credit Report Unless you’re planning on requiring one for another purpose (such as a loan) within the next 12 months, now is also a good time to order a credit report. (You may obtain [more...]

Date: 2009-01-17 00:30:01

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

Credit Card Lenders Clamp Down Hard

Consumers are in a newly austere mood, and those who have lived beyond or at the edge of their means may be forced to retrench whether they want to ... , some can come back to haunt consumers. The result can be a lower credit score, which forces a borrower ... or not. The New York Times reports that credit card issuers are cutting back on their lines [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 03:50:36

Tricks To Repair Credit Score History

It seemed like just yesterday when you were eating mom’s home-cooked breakfasts and hitting up dad for occasional gas money ... on your report. If you are applying furiously for tons of credit cards, then this indicates that you may ... of managing money. Credit report repair should start with making timely payments, then working [more...]

Date: 2008-12-01 16:49:08

Interview the Expert: FHA Loans

October 21, 2008 Today begins a periodic series of posts spotlighting an interview with a local expert on topics related to the housing market ... on your credit report altogether. FHA also allows those buyers who have  literally no credit history ... + years and in that time has seen it all. She specializes in first time homebuyers, does a little credit [more...]

Date: 2008-10-21 21:39:12

Surviving Financial Infidelity: Assessing the Damage

The ugly truth was out in the open. My wife had committed financial infidelity, and it was time to assess the damage. “How much do you owe? ... t any other surprises. We each got our annual free credit report from all three credit bureaus ... on her report. The only hint was that the company in question had made a single credit inquiry [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 23:13:51

Customer Data Stolen From Express Scripts

If your health insurance was through Uniform Medical Plan at any point between 2004 and 2007, it’s time to get a copy of your credit report and put a temporary fraud alert on your credit file ... below the fold). Even if you aren’t affected by this, it’s a good idea to check your credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-07 20:56:29

Your Credit Report Still Matters

It may seem that all conventional wisdom and rules we lived by have gone out the window in the face of this chaotic economy ... report from each of the three credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion – once within every ... report our credit score – a number that is reflective of our ability to make on-time payments [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 16:13:48

Bernanke Casts Doubt on Stimulus, Says Fed May Buy Toxic Assets to Loosen Credit

Warning that the timing of an economic recovery is “highly uncertain,” Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke said yesterday (Tuesday) ... about the continuing chokehold banks have put on credit to companies and households than he is about offering ... of the economy where liquidity has dried up for “credit easing”, reported the Guardian. “Credit sprea [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 14:57:59

I Need Help … My Mortgage is Upside Down

Every homeowner struggling with their payments is making the decision of maintaining increased payments or face foreclosure ... . Your still alive right?When was the last time you reviewed your credit report?  Well then you clearly must ... . The latter has a high risk of derogatory credit and foreclosure. So the burning question [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 10:08:59

Check Credit.

In my opinion, owning credit cards are advantageous in these difficult economic times..but ONLY if you are a responsible and disciplined user ... or loan makers, there’s this site that can help you know your score. This credit report is based ... transaction that involves credit activities. At checkcredit.pro, you’d be able to request instant [more...]

Date: 2008-11-06 10:11:14

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

Cortera launches first community for small business credit repor...

Boca Raton, Florida and DEMOfall 2009, San Diego, California (PRESS RELEASE – September 26, 2009) — Cortera™, a community-driven business information company, today unveiled the Cortera Credit Exchange™, http://www.cortera.com, a new online service that, for the first time, blends business credit report data with user generated payment experience reviews and ratings from companies’ business partners. read more [more...]

Date: 2009-09-26 11:00:53

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

How To Guarantee Approval For Business Loans

by katie George Understanding the requirements for loan approval and other additional variables that you can alter in order to increase your ... loan you need to show a clean credit report. If you are planning to start a new business ... into your credit report. The easiest way is of course to pay everything on time, without missing payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-31 19:56:13

How To Guarantee Approval For Business Loans

by katie George Understanding the requirements for loan approval and other additional variables that you can alter in order to increase your ... loan you need to show a clean credit report. If you are planning to start a new business ... into your credit report. The easiest way is of course to pay everything on time, without missing payments [more...]

Date: 2008-12-28 09:25:30

Repossessed Car Owners Shocked After Being Sued By Car Lenders

The latest in reality shows is Operation Repo, a team of “highly paid professionals” in the San Fernando Valley of California who repossess ... $2000. According to the Fair Credit Reporting Act, an auto loan deficiency debt can remain on a credit report for seven years. States have different statutes dealing with the amount of time [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 15:51:27

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

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

4 Essential Tenant Screening Steps

by Linda Rolandis In today’s world, crime affecting landlords directly is at an all time high, ... , false credit reports, and criminal activity. Tenant screening is an essential endeavor to ensure ... also include information pertaining to the tenant’s credit history and/or their ability to make [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 01:08:57

Turning No Credit Into Great Credit In Just 8 Months

by Jim Bransby We all deal with having to start our credit history from zero at some point in time ... for a house and a car, and I needed all three credit agencies to report that my credit was excellent ... , I tried to apply for a credit card, only to find out that no one would extend me credit because [more...]

Date: 2008-08-26 15:20:30

Police refuse to release DNA report

I have to give the Baltimore Police Department credit for great timing ... , they decide that a report detailing problems in the department's DNA lab, which have already led ... is exempt under the Maryland Public Information Act citing a provision that says certain documents [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 12:06:58

Latest News in Credit Repair and Credit Score - Oct 8, 2008

Thumbs up for FICO revision - Baltimore Sun 2 Oct 2008 at 9:17pm F air Isaac Corp ... . The financial crisis is increasingly being felt by … Your credit report :: - Chicago Sun-Times 6 Oct 2008 at 9:45am You’ve got a right to get a free copy of your credit report — but figuring [more...]

Date: 2008-10-08 15:27:58

Conservatives up in arms over Browner's socialist ties

The front page of Monday's Washington Times features rather explosive lead story: "Obama climate czar has socialist ties," the headline reads ... . The D.C. Examiner had it last week, actually, and the conservative blogosphere is all over the report. To the Times' credit, the story is true -- Carol Browner, who was also EPA head under Bill Clinton [more...]

Date: 2009-01-13 04:01:46

Is Credit Repair for you?

My take on credit repair is this: there’s no quick fix solution and those who say differently are selling something ... on your credit report, whether valid or not, or creating a new credit profile It is important ... . It takes time, a conscious effort, and a serious personal repayment plan to increase your credit [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 12:46:32

Credit information

  The Trump Blog, I thought the information in Trump’s blog would be worthy to share with you ... It is said that inquiries can cost you 3-5 points each time your report is pulled.  If your credit score i ... much of a risk you really are is by using a mysterious number we all know as a credit score [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 14:20:37

From Renter to Home Owner

If you are considering purchasing a home in Huntsville Alabama, ... you hundreds of dollars a month and thousands over time. Check your credit reports to make sure ... you are ready for home ownership. First, you need to think about your employment situation [more...]

Date: 2008-11-11 15:40:32


BEWARE OF “FORECLOSURE RESCUE” SCAMS January 16, 2009 By: credit ... the Times reports. The Federal Trade Commission has already sued five companies representing 20,000 ... . What can consumers do? Be wary of companies that charge upfront fees and promise results, an FTC official tells [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 15:38:28

The Hang-Up Call

We now continue our time travel back two years ago, into the minds of Harlow and Joe ... , causing the first known blemishes on their credit report:February 2007:From Harlow's Forbidden Credit Report:DAIMLERCHRYS: 30 days late for FebruaryBMW FIN SVC: 30 days late for FebruaryThey had obviously [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 19:35:00

Beware Long-Term Cardholders With Perfect Payment Histories, Your Credit Lines May Be Slashed [Credit Cards]

Oliver paid off his Citibank platinum card on time, in full, every single month since 1989, ... up on his credit report. Oliver writes: I’ve been a Citibank Platinum cardholder since 1989 – that’s longer ... gleefully informs me that: “Sir, due to some recent negative information on your credit report we’ve [more...]

Date: 2008-07-20 19:00:00

Center For Responsible Lending Burning, Payday Loans Unscathed

The CRL is burning… With each passing day, payday loans become more popular with consumers in need of a temporary cash bump ... higher. Witness this recent story from the Credit Union Times‘ David Morrison. He reports in “Sandler Mortgage Lending Controversy ... [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 22:12:37

Better Deals On A Bad Credit Secured Loan

A bad credit incident is identical to a peck on a borrowers credit report. The late payments or reluctant defaults were circumstantial, though right divided they have been strafing your repute as a borrower. Every time we visit a lender for a little help, bad credit remarks lift their nauseous conduct and we lapse dull handed. However, all is not mislaid for people with bad credit or ccjs opposite them. The lending marketplace is fiercely competitive. [more...]

Date: 2009-10-01 06:20:56

Better Deals On A Bad Credit Secured Loan

A bad credit incident is identical to a peck on a borrowers credit report. The late payments or reluctant defaults were circumstantial, though right divided they have been strafing your repute as a borrower. Every time we visit a lender for a little help, bad credit remarks lift their nauseous conduct and we lapse dull handed. However, all is not mislaid for people with bad credit or ccjs opposite them. The lending marketplace is fiercely competitive. [more...]

Date: 2009-10-01 06:20:56

How to Save by Refinancing your auto loan

Even when you are maintaining good credit standing and paying all of your bills on time, changes in the financial markets as well as improvement in your credit score can lead to potential ... . Most everything you do better in your credit relationships will result in a positive credit report [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 16:39:52

Debt and Ad Shifts Putting Media Companies Under Pressure

Strong cash flow and fat profit margins usually insulate the media industry during times of economic stress, ... Credit Encyclo-Media” report, Fitch said higher-than-usual debt levels and depressed stock prices are exerting financial pressure in the current cycle, with some companies facing greater credit risk [more...]

Date: 2008-09-18 12:14:21

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