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Credit.com in the News 6/29/12

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This week the experts from Credit.com contributed to a wide range of publications on subjects including travel, identity theft, credit scores and credit cards. Check out the hits…

Credit.com Co-Founder and Chairman Adam Levin shares tips on how to keep your finances safe when traveling. He proposes a multi-step approach of having several forms of payment, alerting your bank and being very aware of your surroundings. He also has great advice for what to do should you run in to an unfortunate financial situation, but let’s think positive for now and stick with be prepared. @Adam_K_Levin @CBSBoston

Free Credit Check & MonitoringAdam took his identity protection crusader to The Wall Street Journal Radio to talk about how deeply hackers have infiltrated our community and provided an unlikely solution. If you can’t beat them, pay them! This concept would bring the talents of the cyber underworld above ground to use for good instead of evil. @DailyWrapWSJ

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Our debt expert Gerri Detweiler also spoke to the Daily Wrap at WSJ about some of the surprising factors that can reduce your credit score. From buying a car to checking out a library book your score is always in play. @MichaelCastner @GerriDetweiler

Gerri also gave her pick for best airline miles credit card. She chose the Chase United MileagePlus Explorer Card. She recommends this card for the 25,000 miles sign up mile users receive as well as perks like priority boarding and a free checked bag. Gerri also notes that the monthly fee would be the same amount as checking a bag while flying twice over the year. @DanielBortz @USNews

Most of us tend to overspend when we travel, but another factor to keep costs down is how we spend. Gerri explains that using your very convenient debit card could get you in to some trouble. Blocks, fees and unclear balances can lead to spending more than you bargained for. @tomper @USAToday

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