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  • 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....
  • Credit reporting digs deeper

    Credit reporting digs deeper
    Sometimes it's hard to escape the notion that our lives are being slowly, inevitably reduced to a single database. For instance, if you thought your current credit report told the full story of your financial persona, it's nothing compared to what's on...
  • 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...
  • Do multiple credit inquiries hurt FICO scores?

    WASHINGTON — In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your scores up or...
  • FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants

    FHA rescinds tough new credit restrictions on loan applicants
    WASHINGTON — In a policy switch that could be important to thousands of applicants seeking low-down-payment home mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that had been scheduled to take effect Sunday....
  • 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...
  • FHA rule change on 'collection' accounts could hurt home buyers

    WASHINGTON — A little-noticed mortgage rule change that took effect April 1 could create hassles for significant numbers of home buyers who plan to use low-down-payment FHA financing this spring. The change affects anyone with one or more...
  • ¿Qué haces si tu historial de crédito ha desmejorado?

    En tiempos difíciles son cada vez más las personas que han tenido problemas financieros y no han podido mantener su crédito en la mejor forma. Si eres uno de ellos, te damos algunos consejos para ponerlo nuevamente en línea: No pagues a nadie para que...
  • 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...
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

     
    Would you know what to do if your identity was stolen? You have more rights than you may know. If someone uses your name and Social Security number to open credit cards, drain your bank account, ring up large bills......