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  • 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'...
  • 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be important to thousands of applicants seeking low-down-payment home mortgages, the Federal Housing Administration has rescinded tough new credit restrictions that had been scheduled to take effect Sunday....
  • Steps to improving your credit score

    Steps to improving your credit score
    If you’re concerned about your ability to receive credit, or if you already know that you have problems with your credit, there are steps you can take to improve your credit worthiness. 1) Get an Accurate Picture The first step to improving your...
  • ¿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...
  • 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....
  • How to Boost Your Credit Rating

    How to Boost Your Credit Rating
    Lynnette Khalfani-Cox, founder of the free financial advice blog, AskTheMoneyCoach.com, and author of the new book, Perfect Credit. How to Boost Your Credit Rating: *Check Your Reports Regularly All adults can get their credit reports free once a year...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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...
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