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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • 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....
  • 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,...
  • 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...
  • Protect yourself before you become a victim of ID theft

    Identity thieves continue to break records when it comes to stealing peoples' lives and loot. Last week federal authorities busted what is alleged to be the largest hacking and identity theft case in the United States, involving the theft and sale of...
  • Limit damage after ID theft

    Limit damage after ID theft
    If you're a a victim: Act fast. Identity theft can damage your credit rating. Report suspicious activities — such as unsolicited credit cards arriving in the mail — and monitor credit reports at least once a year for erroneous information....
  • What I learned when thieves stole my identity

    What I learned when thieves stole my identity
    The first sign that something was wrong seemed harmless: A new Dell credit card arrived in my mail one afternoon. More landed in the mailbox the next day. Macy's. Bloomingdale's. Crate and Barrel. Radio Shack. Then later: Visa Sony, Toys R Us and Lowe's...