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  • Measuring identity theft protection services

     
    People occasionally ask me what I know about companies that offer identity theft protection services and whether they are worth the cost. I haven't explored that issue, but the Consumer Federation of America has, and it issued an update this......
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....