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  • Probes launch of hackers who targeted Jay-Z, Beyonce, LAPD chief

     
    Credit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...
  • 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......
  • Boost your credit score in 2 easy steps

    Boost your credit score in 2 easy steps
    Whether you graduated school last week or last decade, you still have a very important grade to worry about: your credit score. This magic number is essentially a measure of how financially reliable you are and helps determine whether you can get a...
  • Don't let credit score decide financial path

    I always cancel credit cards I've stopped using, even if closing the accounts hurts my credit score by raising my debt-to-credit ratio. Why keep unneeded accounts open and risk identity theft? I don't follow the advice to split charges evenly among...
  • Mortgage loan now requires higher down payment, credit score

    You may think that having a credit score of at least 700 and a down payment of almost 5 percent will help you buy a home in this home buying environment. But lenders have tightened credit requirements for obtaining a mortgage when you're buying a home....
  • Take control of your credit score

    Take control of your credit score
    It's been nearly impossible to think about much other than retirement, college or other savings in recent days. The pain has been all too acute and, unfortunately, the damage is not contained. It may seem odd to think about your own credit worthiness...
  • Before you refinance mortgage, take these steps

    With mortgage interest rates at record lows, you may be thinking about refinancing your mortgage. What should you do to prepare to refinance your mortgage? It's important to know the current value of your home, your current mortgage loan interest rate,...
  • Buy while the rates are low

    Lenders expect that with mortgage interest rates at historic lows, with home prices declining and many first-time homebuyers eligible for up to an $8,000 tax credit, they will be kept busy with applications for home loans this spring. Given the market...
  • Mortgage problems are walloping Americans' credit scores

    Mortgage problems are walloping Americans' credit scores
    When you do a short sale of a house, or modify the mortgage, is there much of an effect on your credit score? What if you walk away from the mortgage altogether? A scoring company created by the three national credit bureaus -- Equifax, Experian and...
  • Homeowners who 'strategically default' on loans a growing problem

    Who is more likely to walk away from a house and a mortgage -- a person with super-prime credit scores or someone with lower scores? Research using a massive sample of 24 million individual credit files has found that homeowners with high scores when...
  • Don't stay a victim after identity theft

    Don't stay a victim after identity theft
    My identity was hijacked. Unfortunately, that's an all too common occurrence in Glendale. And unfortunately in this Internet age, names and numbers are all also too readily available. My first indication that something was amiss was when I received a...