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  • 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...
  • Ways to stop identity theft

    Ways to stop identity theft
    Here are some quick and easy things to do keep you and your family safe from identity thieves. Shred. You can stop identity thieves by buying a quality crosscut shredder. Shred everything with your name, address and other personal information on it. This...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • 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......