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  • Paying off old debts may not improve your credit scores

    Dear Liz: How can I get a clear and complete picture of the debts that are hurting my credit score? I have my credit report already. I'm a bit lost and I need to get my credit cleared up to buy a home. Answer: You actually have three credit reports, one...
  • New website may help explain reasons for low credit score

    It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy....
  • Home equity credit lines see a resurgence

    WASHINGTON — One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. But...
  • Opting out shields teens from tempting credit offers

    It can be hard enough for adults to resist the steady stream of tempting junk mail solicitations offering easy credit. So imagine what it must be like for a 21-year-old to fend off the mailbox pitches for plastic, especially if he's not mature enough yet...
  • What to do about a stolen identity

    Q: My identity was stolen to open a Comcast account. Since I didn't pay the bill it was sent to a collections company. Now I have a record on my credit report. Comcast and the collections company tell me I have to dispute with the credit reporting...
  • What Target's data breach means for consumers [Live video chat]

    Target reported Thursday that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers might have been stolen by cyber-crooks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.  The breach affects any customers who used their payment cards at U.S. stores, the...
  • More than Target customers are at ID theft risk

    More than Target customers are at ID theft risk
    Your personal information isn't safe. That doesn't apply only to the 40 million Target shoppers whose credit and debit card numbers may now be in the hands of hackers. It's a trend that's been clear for many years: The stewards of consumers'...
  • Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser

    Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser
    Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
  • FTC: One of four consumers has a credit report error

    Credit reports contain information about us that essentially will determine how much we pay for insurance, auto loans and other forms of credit. That’s because information in credit reports is used to generate credit scores, which lenders and others...
  • CFPB: Consumers entitled to free reports from wide range of specialty reporting companies

    Many consumers are aware that the big three credit reporting agencies — TransUnion, Experian and Equifax — maintain credit files on us and that we are entitled to a free copy of our report annually. But what’s less known is that...
  • Home equity lines due for reset may be looming financial disaster

    WASHINGTON — Could the real estate market be heading for a new financial storm? Maybe. Some mortgage and credit experts worry that billions of dollars of home equity credit lines that were extended a decade ago during the housing boom could be...