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  • Problem Solver: Peoples Gas bill error damages customer's credit

    Problem Solver: Peoples Gas bill error damages customer's credit
    Before moving out of his South Loop condominium in December, renter Andrew Hess contacted his utility providers and canceled service. When his final gas bill arrived in early February, he was surprised to see he owed $127.09. The bill was...
  • Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)

    Kevin Hunt: How Your Trash Talks (To Identity Thieves)
    If U-Haul knows that 45 percent of moves each year happen between Memorial Day and Labor Day, so do identity thieves. Anyone who tosses bank statements, credit-card bills or medical records in a trash can or recycle bin risks becoming a target. Can't...
  • Protect children from ID thefts

    As identity theft has surged in recent years, more of the victims have been children. But a growing number of states are pushing back. Take Wisconsin, where lawmakers recently approved legislation known as the Child Credit Protection Act. The law is...
  • Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?

    Kevin Hunt: Can I Buy A House With 5 Percent Down? With Sub-700 Credit Score?
    With the Arctic chill of the polar vortex back where it belongs and mortgage rates still near historic lows, the spring home-buying season has finally arrived. True or false: >> In the post-financial crisis, I can't get a mortgage with a credit...
  • We're spending more on fun things

    With the Great Recession in the rearview mirror, we seem to feel more like treating ourselves. We've been eating out more, buying new clothes, spending more on personal care and taking in more entertainment. At the grocery story, we're spending less...
  • Family finances: how to combat data theft

    Kiplinger's Personal Finance Highly publicized security breaches at large retailers have left consumers looking for guidance on how to guard their financial information. We have answers to your questions about what to do in the event of a data breach....
  • 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...
  • Two arrested at U.S. border may be connected with Target hack

    Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards. The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
  • Two arrested at U.S. border may be connected with Target hack

    Authorities investigating the massive holiday-season hack into Target Corp.'s systems arrested two Mexicans trying to enter the U.S. in McAllen, Texas, with scores of fraudulent credit cards. The arrests of Daniel Dominguez Guardiola and Mary Carmen...
  • Greg Schwem: Euphoria and depression in a single spam folder

    Each week I begrudgingly sift through my spam email folder, verifying that nothing of importance inadvertently landed there. Occasionally I get a surprise -- e.g., MR. SCHWEM PLEASE CONTACT THE SCHOOL AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. That one went undiscovered for...
  • Producing a first 90-day forecast

    DEAR JOYCE: I am scheduled to start a new managerial job on the first of the year. When I was offered the job, my future boss asked me if I had prepared a 90-day forecast yet. I said, "Working on it." Hints? -- C.C. Considering the many kinds of...