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  • 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...
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  • How Much Can You Afford?

    How Much Can You Afford?
    When you are shopping for a home, it makes sense to know your price range. Often the first step a real estate agent will take is prequalify you for a loan. This might be a ballpark figure or estimate based on typical loan setups, or you may formally apply...
  • Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown sues credit repair company executives

     
    California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown today sued two top officials at a Los Angeles-based credit repair firm, accusing them of ignoring "repeated warnings" to register with his office and post a $100,000 bond. Todd Swick and Michael Sardo are the......
  • Fewer consumer loans going sour, bankers group says

     
    In a hopeful sign for the economy, a bankers group on Wednesday reported that fewer loans to consumers were going bad in the fourth quarter, the second consecutive quarter of improvement. Delinquencies fell in eight of 11 consumer loan categories......
  • Experian to buy Mighty Net of Calabasas for $207.5 million

     
    Credit report giant Experian is acquiring Calabasas-based Mighty Net, a far smaller rival in the business of selling consumers information about their files at the three large credit trackers -- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian itself. Experian, based...
  • Video: David Lazarus on debt help you don't need

     
    Be wary of any company that wants to charge recurring fees to help lower the amount of money you owe, consumer columnist David Lazarus say....