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Free FICO score

Very limited time: Free FICO score (normally about $17) if you sign up for myFICO forums ... only. This is not a credit report–you can get those at annualcreditreport.com free every year (one per credit reporting company; there are three). I was going to purchase my score anyway, so I’m glad [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 01:27:53

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Need a Free Credit Report?

If there is one thing I have learned over the years regarding my finances, I am always on the look out for anything that affects my credit score ... your overall score down. They will even give you a free copy of your 3 bureau report so you can identify any potential errors and have them fixed. If your score is not that great and you want to improve cr [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 02:31:25

On Credit Cards and Free Credit Reports.

Finally I was able to pay online my credit card dues yesterday. It’s not that I’m short on funds (since my bill is just a few hundred bucks) ... credit reports. If there are corrections, they should notify the agency to remove credit report ... . I know that paying on time affects my credit score so I always try oblige to my hubby’s reminder. Sometimes [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 06:40:58

Loose Change: 1/14/09

Getty Images Personal Finance: -Companies aren’t just slashing jobs, they’re also cutting benefits, ... including company matches to charity donations. WSJ -You know those free WaMu credit scores we’ve written about before? Rumor is that they might become a thing of the past. Noooooo [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 15:01:47

How Credit Repair Services Can Help You Be Debt Free

a credit repair business Unfortunately, the world is set up to encourage borrowing ... techniques, end collector calls and teach people how to reduce debt. Debt consolidation credit ... loan, you’ll need an unsecured credit card and a lender to get by. Americans with credit scores [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 21:41:26

Does Your Credit Score Matter?

Almost every other day I see those goofy commercials on TV for your free credit report ... this information doesn’t help.  In reality, most lenders are more concerned with your debt-to-income ratio than ... is actually calculated). If you have a large amount of revolving unsecured debt (primarily credit cards [more...]

Date: 2008-11-26 23:03:58

Tips On Ways To Increase Your Credit Score

Applying for credit is the best thing to do if you do not have cash on hand to pay for it ... is the primary cause of this problem, you should learn to spend cash only on the essentials. This means ... of the others. The objective here is to be debt free. When that takes place, you can cancel some of them [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 18:09:04

Tips On Ways To Increase Your Credit Score

Applying for credit is the best thing to do if you don’t have cash on hand to pay for it ... . If there are, notify the crediting agency where you got this from and send them the supporting documents ... is to be debt free. When that takes place, you can cancel some of them and keep two or three [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 17:51:46

Suze Orman’s Free Book - Fixing Your Finances in 2009

Barack Obama’s speech warning of devastating unemployment levels and a lengthy recession was no surprise to most Americans ... to do this year. For example, the general Credit advice for 2009 is: Make it a priority to pay off your credit ... to get your FICO credit score above 720. Be very careful where you turn to for help with credit card debt [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 13:29:00

Becoming Debt Free

Becoming Debt Free Posted By William Blake on @ 9: ... balances, especially credit card debt, experience emotional stress that can make it difficult to enjoy ... more for the items you purchased than their actual sticker price. Second, debt can hurt a consumer’s credit score [more...]

Date: 2008-11-18 21:10:43

Free FICO Score At Equifax (No Strings)

Written on 10/02/2008 by me, Jay White, the founder of Dumb Little Man and an all around average guy ... . As you may know, Equifax is one of the 3-primary credit bureaus in the US and its score is used heavily as a risk criteria anytime you apply for a personal loan, credit card, or auto loan [more...]

Date: 2008-10-02 12:12:54

Latest News in Credit Repair and Credit Score - Jan 14, 2009

Trailer Report - Edmonton Sun 11 Jan 2009 at 2:00am Share: Daily Newspapers - Toronto Sun - Calgary Sun - Ottawa Sun - Edmonton Sun - Winnipeg Sun - London Free Press - 24 Hours Vancouver - 24 Heures Montreal - Brockville Recorder & Times - Chatham Daily News - Fort McMurray Today - Grande Prairie … Shape up your credit report - The State [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 08:19:33

Suze Orman's Free Book Download - Last Day!

Suze Orman's latest book "2009 Action Plan: Keeping Your Money Safe & Sound" ... . I'm particularly interested in what she has to say about credit and credit scores. And thankfully [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 16:52:37

Strategies for 2009

So now that 2009 is underway, what is the best way to strategically position an entrepreneurial venture? Kristin Wehner writes at Entrepreneur ... entrepreneurs, how can one launch and grow a business in times when credit is crunched? One possible ... from someone who has experienced tough economic periods. To this end, you can go to a local SCORE [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 14:38:14

Affiliate Marketing with T3leads.com

Back in the early days of the Internet, you could just throw up a CPM banner and work on increasing the number of impressions ... that T3leads.com offers a wide variety of payment options, as shown above. Control Panel and Creatives ... on category. Common categories include home insurance, debt relief, and payday loans. Other useful [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:33:42

Devise your own Credit Repair Plan

by Rob Kosberg You found yourself in a very bad financial situation. You may feel emotional, hopeless, guilty or all of them ... habits. It doesn’t mean a “debt consolidation,” program or a home equity loan .The word is PLAN. You will start by collecting all your credit reports, bill payment statements, and credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 23:53:58

Daily tip: Recession pitfalls to avoid

Today’s tip is from SCORE, a national group of volunteer business counselors sponsored by the U.S. Small Business Administration. SCORE has an Orange County chapter. Here are five recession pitfalls to avoid: 1. Cutting ... and status. Differentiate with strong marketing to drive leads and sales. 4. Lacking systems to free [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 09:00:13

Hamilton’s Counterfeit Capitalism

Daily Article by George F. Smith | As we await Bush’s replacement to straighten our wayward lives, it’s crucial to understand how we got here and why policy makers are so determined to do the wrong thing. Austrian economics explains why their policies are flawed, but no one with a voice seems to care [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:36:00

How to Set New Year’s Financial Resolutions You Can Keep

(source) Every year it’s the same old story. You start with the best of intentions but somehow never manage to fulfill your New Year’s ... or Equifax. If your credit score is lower than 700 due to some outstanding debt, see if you can get those bills paid off as early in the year as possible. Pay the credit cards with the highest interest [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 19:55:16

How to Set New Year’s Financial Resolutions You Can Keep

(source) Every year it’s the same old story. You start with the best of intentions but somehow never manage to fulfill your New Year’s ... or Equifax. If your credit score is lower than 700 due to some outstanding debt, see if you can get those bills paid off as early in the year as possible. Pay the credit cards with the highest interest [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 19:55:16

My 2008 Discretionary Spending: Progress and Challenges

For nearly three years, I’ve chronicled my adventures as I learn about money management. I’ve dug myself out of debt, quit my job to write full time, and begun to build wealth. But how well do I practice what I preach? For the most part, I follow my own advice. I believe there are two [more...]

Date: 2009-01-12 13:00:06

Why Are My Credit Cards Being Canceled?

In today’s economy, credit card companies are changing interest rates at whim (at least until the new credit card laws go into effect…in July 2010 ... . And this could ding your credit score a little bit, which is not something you really want to happen ... by following this simple tip - it helps your credit score and it lets you keep all your available cr [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 16:59:00

Предсказания Кюнстлера на 2009 - США, Нефть, Геополитика, Путин

Спонсор месяца - #1 RX pharmacy affiliate program!Сайт дня (как попасть) - http://www.business-magazine.ru/There are two realities "out there" now competing for verification among those who think about national affairs and make things happen. The dominant one (let's call it the Status Quo) [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 07:59:00

Tennessee women to celebrate Day of “Free”dom

Nashville Convention Center transforms into state’s largest life support system for women ... (like setting up a living will, a serious budget and a plan of attack to improve your credit score ... s exactly what women can expect at the fifth annual All About Women experience coming [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 18:00:45

Things You Tend Not To Spend Much Time Thinking Seriously About When Making A Decision To Relocate

I have had this item on my blogging to-do list for probably 18 months now, without attempting to address it ... accounts and getting local credit cards. You see, your check - or should I say cheque? - drafted ... s start with credit history, something discussed in this blog a long time ago. Or, rather, your lack [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:29:06

Credit Report Contents

by Rob Kosberg If you have recently been denied credit or plan to apply for credit soon, it would be wise to obtain your credit report ... to monitor his/her own credit profile, fix errors, and repair personal credit. About the Author ... credit. You need to know that there are actually three major credit reporting agencies [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:43:13

Game Notes: Kings at Warriors

by Taylor Price Yesterday’s Warriors/Kings game felt just like an ABA ballgame. The only things missing were the afro’s, short-shorts, multi-colored basketball and fist-fights during the commercial breaks. Like the ABA, defense was used sparingly. When the game lasted three overtimes, it pretty much became apparent by overtime number two, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:12:20

More Inactive Credit Cards Being Closed: Protect Your FICO Credit Score

If you haven’t heard already, several large credit card issuers (Chase, Washington Mutual, Citibank, Capital One, HSBC) ... . Some credit repair experts say it does, others disagree. However, if someone does a manual review ... are currently closing millions of consumers’ credit cards without prior warning due to inactivity [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 11:48:09

NFL Rumor Mill: Gilbride, Parcells, Mike Smith

The Oakland Raiders have contacted Giants Offensive Coordinator Kevin Gilbride regarding the teams' coaching opening ... responsibilities of an NFL General Manager, so Parcells is free to reap the benefits of his save-job ... propensity to deny perceived "quitter" Bobby Petrino any credit for what the Falcons have built causes [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 18:00:00

Don’t Swipe That Plastic Without Reading This First

by Rice Amire Are you worried about bad credit? Well, you should be more worried if you can not get another credit card because of your record ... not go for universal cards like American Express card, Visa or MasterCard. Credit card companies raise ... . Because of the demands and the sky rocketing fees that most credit card issuers give [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 06:13:45

Free FICO Credit Score

Free FICO Credit Score through MyFico.com Sign up and see your credit score for free and save yourself around $30 or so. It works, I just got mine ... is in charge of coming up with your credit score. Look at the top right corner under Announcements ... . You have to provide some info, as if you were ordering a credit report, but no credit cards [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 19:47:07

Credit Reports can be a Teaching Tool

by Rob Kosberg If you have recently been denied credit or plan to apply for credit soon, it would be wise to obtain your credit report ... credit. You need to know that there are actually three major credit reporting agencies ... . Lines of credit will be included such as balances, monthly payments, and credit limits [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 21:32:08

Aussie Recap, Part 2

(To catch up on my recaps, start here And now, the adventure continues:  Saturday was a big day for us ... , and Sarah agrees. I credit my haircut.)  Evidence: Me Looking Fly Evidence: Me Looking Fly ... , it was just ridiculously cool. Also ridiculously cool - the entire thing was free as Sarah knows the people [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 22:05:02

You Can Implement your own Credit Repair

by Rob Kosberg One day you realize that you are in a serious personal financial disaster situation ... of your salary that goes for necessities such as mortgage, car loans, credit card payments, utilities, other loan ... . This is the income you can devote to reducing debt. Next, decide which loans and credit cards [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 23:27:42

Top 10 Trends In Managing Small Business Finances in 2009

There’s not much good news to report on the financial front as we move into 2009. Layoffs are occurring at breakneck speed and “out of business” signs are in high demand for many small business owners. Overall, the landscape is different than it has been for a long time, [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 08:12:29

Afforable Luxury for All

Afforable Luxury for All How well is your computer doing right now? I mean,t he one you are reading this website on? ... you can get Computers on Credit and best of all with their Easy Credit Program you will be qualified for credit based on your job, not your credit score. Just meet the minimum requirements (Federal Government &amp [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 02:24:57

Coke Zero Dance Hero Dance Off Contest

Why Dance with a Hero When You Can Dance with a Zero This is a sponsored post brought to you by Coca-Cola Zero and IZEA ... a level of skill and practice to get a good score. Below is a video of my first attempt at the game. My score was pretty low and I’m sure many of you will be able to beat it. I got better on the [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 05:35:29

More free FICO credit scores

The company that devised the complex formula used to calculate your FICO credit score today said it is expanding a program it’s devised that provides free access to the all-important number. Fair Isaac Corporation said it had made agreement with the Penssylvania State Employees Credit Union to provide its online checking and credit card [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 23:53:23

2008: A Year in Review

With the year winding down, it’s always fun to look back and see all the things you have done during the year ... Paychecks and What is Credit Card Arbitrage? July I Quit! and made plans to Make Early Roth IRA ... of 2008. I Reshuffled My Whole Cash Back Credit Card Plan to compensate for some cards cutting back [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 14:29:43

The Best Gubernatorial Campaign of 2008

The Best Gubernatorial Campaign of 2008 Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels handily defeated his Democratic opponent despite a tough landscape for incumbent Republicans and the fact that Obama carried the state. (AP Photo/ Indianapolis Star, Frank Espich) Yesterday we started our year-end awards by naming state Sen [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 15:30:35

Credit Card Issuer Closed My Account

I received a letter from my credit card issuer the other day that indicated they were closing my account due to inactivity. It didn’t bother me really, because this is a credit card that I had paid off and never used ... , and after running up a couple hundred dollars you paid it off and it sat in your sock drawer [more...]

Date: 2009-01-08 01:39:06

Lakers - Spurs Running Diary

final-seconds victory on Kobe Bryant’s three-point bomb against the Rockets on Tuesday, ... a foul and converted the free throw as Derek Fisher* went for the steal. In essence, Mason Jr. backed ... and appeared to either slip or be tripped with less then a second on the clock. Free throws? Nope [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 01:23:07

check your credit report

Credit record is an asset here in the U.S. I would say that we must really take care of it ... affects my credit score. And I hardly ever use my credit card. I have a friend whose credit rating ... . We should use our credit cards wisely and pay off our debts on time. Otherwise, debts could [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 20:31:06

Best 0% APR Credit Cards

Gone are the days when you couldn’t walk to your mail box without a credit card offering 0% on balance transfers or 0% on purchases hitting you in the face. With the recent credit crisis and all the bank failures, credit card issuers are holding onto their cards tighter and tighter. Despite the climate, there are still many 0% APR credit cards [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 12:09:25


Although Pinewood Studios -70 Years Of Fabulous Filmmaking aspires to be the ultimate movie coffee table book, ... ) there was usually a credit at the end stating, “This film was made at Pinewood studios.” What I didn’ ... Bright, the author, tells us that “the late Sir Dirk Bogarde stood at the very spot that the Irish Free [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 13:19:43

No Credit Check Military Loan: Best Option For Military Men

Military servicemen have nothing to worry on availing loans. For one, there is a special loan program especially intended for them ... types of loans, lending institutions require a good to excellent credit score. In no credit check military loan you are not required to present any document pertaining to your credit score. So even [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 06:49:48

Bankruptcy Is Not The End

During economic downturns such as the one we are experiencing, ... of bankruptcy, companies as well have to worry about whether they can keep paying the bills ... having to resort to filing for protection. These companies may also allow you to settle out of court [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 03:32:03

It’s That Time Again: Check Your Annual Credit Report

If you are new to No Debt Plan this may be a new feature for you. Every three months I post up a quick reminder to check your annual credit report ... is used when you apply for credit — for a mortgage, car loan, or credit card. Poor credit leads ... . Why You Should Check Your Credit Report It’s simple: your report shows all of the inquiries [more...]

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

An Example of What the Credit Bureaus Try to Sell You

experian1 I mentioned yesterday that you can set up a quasi-credit monitoring service for yourself ( ... mentioned that the Credit Bureaus, agitated at being forced to provide free reports to mere consumers ... annual report without a credit score attached to it. This is the link you want. The second image [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:00:15

yellowsn0w iPhone 3G baseband unlock released

After surprising iPhone 3G owners with the news that the yellowsn0w baseband unlock would, in fact, ... contracts which add “Top up credit” style menus to the handset may cause issues, which can be fixed ... be free, so if you’re asked to pay for it then someone is trying to con you.  If you do unlock [more...]

Date: 2009-01-01 15:18:49

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