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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...
  • 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'...
  • About one-third of complaints about credit bureaus result in relief

     
    If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......
  • Another day, another security breach.

    Even among the hundreds of data breaches that occur each year, the hacking of card processor Global Payments stands out. The Atlanta-based company, which processes credit and debit card transactions for Visa and MasterCard, recently revealed that hackers...
  • Taxpayers face long waits, conflicting information when trying to recover from identity theft

    Taxpayers face long waits, conflicting information when trying to recover from identity theft
    Tom Morgan tried to file his federal tax return electronically this year, but he kept getting an error message that advised him to double-check his Social Security number. Morgan thought the problem was a transposed digit or some minor glitch on the IRS'...
  • Credit cards offer pricey — and unnecessary — extra products

    Open a credit card account and you might walk away with more than just plastic. Banks and their vendors heavily hawk card-related services, such as credit monitoring, that can add up to hundreds of dollars of year in fees. But often consumers don't...
  • Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim

    Minimize the odds of becoming an identity theft victim
        What you can do to minimize the odds of becoming  an identity theft victim:     * Shred documents with personal information before throwing them away.     * Don't carry your Social Security card or write your Social Security number on a check....
  • Spare cash for your spare room

    Spare cash for your spare room
    Homeowners feeling the pinch from the stumbling economy are tapping a source of cash close to home: their basement, attic or extra bedroom. Of course, financial hardship isn't the only reason to rent out part of your home. This option may also appeal to...