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  • Swift Justice: Car payments, cable bills and co-signing

    Dear Jackie, While living with my boyfriend in Iowa for two years, I helped pay for a sports car he purchased. He promised me at the time that if we ever broke up, he would make sure to pay me for all of the payments I made towards the car. I have copies...
  • Your credit score is too important not to maintain

    Your credit score will determine not only whether you can obtain credit, but also the cost of credit to you. The difference of even a few points can cost -- or save -- you thousands of dollars in interest expense. The most commonly used credit score is...
  • Beware errors in your credit report -- and take steps to correct them

    As of the 2000 census, the most recent numbers available, 2.3 million Americans had the last name Smith, while 1.8 million were Johnsons, 1 million Davises, 850,000 Garcias and 600,000 Lees. Why is this important? Because having a common name is one of...
  • Your credit file can be a matter of life and death

    Robert Marcum knew he had a problem when he found out he was dead. The tragic news arrived recently as he was trying to close a deal to buy property in Palm Springs. Marcum, 70, was informed that, according to his credit file, he'd passed away a...
  • What to do about a stolen identity

    Q: My identity was stolen to open a Comcast account. Since I didn't pay the bill it was sent to a collections company. Now I have a record on my credit report. Comcast and the collections company tell me I have to dispute with the credit reporting...
  • Opting out shields teens from tempting credit offers

    It can be hard enough for adults to resist the steady stream of tempting junk mail solicitations offering easy credit. So imagine what it must be like for a 21-year-old to fend off the mailbox pitches for plastic, especially if he's not mature enough yet...
  • The day ahead in business

    The day ahead in business
    Reports: Weekly mortgage applications, January federal budget Local earnings: Acco Brands, Deere & Co., Hospira Inc., Mondelez International Inc., Morningstar Inc., Nanosphere Inc. Other earnings: Applied Materials, CBS Corp., Cheesecake Factory, Dr....
  • You're entitled to more consumer reports than you may realize

     
    Many people know we're all entitled to one free report annually from the major credit bureaus - Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. It's a good idea to check them to make sure your credit history is accurate. But did you know......
  • 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......
  • Non-spouse inherits 401(k); What rules apply?

    Dear Liz: My partner passed away a little more than a year ago. I inherited his 401(k) and life insurance. I opened an IRA in which to place the amount of the 401(k), but the company told me that after a year (which is now), I have to withdraw the money...