Even God Has Credit Problems

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Even God Has Credit Problems

Even God Has Credit Problems

God lives in Brooklyn. No, really. God Gazarov, New York resident, has been in the news lately because of a lawsuit over his credit history. Gazarov says credit reporting agency Equifax doesn’t accept his first name as legitimate, and, as a result, it falsely reports that he has no credit history. He said that snag… Read More

How Debt Can Actually Lower Your Taxes

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How Debt Can Actually Lower Your Taxes

How Debt Can Actually Lower Your Taxes

Debt is not necessarily the most terrible thing ever. Sometimes, debt is a good thing — it can help you fund college, build credit and can even help you save money on your taxes. Taking on debt can be beneficial in many ways — student loans are an investment in your future, for example —… Read More

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

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Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Does Your Credit Score Really Matter?

Do you use credit cards? Would you like to own a home or a car someday? If you want access to those and other loan products, you’ll likely need a decent credit score. The better your score, the more affordable the loans will be. Even if you’re not concerned with the ability to get loans… Read More

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

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Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

Credit.com in the News 4.11.14

This week, the news was swamped with reports of Internet security issues, and Adam Levin, chairman and co-founder of Credit.com, made an effort to share as much helpful information for consumers as possible. Here are some of his tips, from how to handle the Heartbleed bug to tax identity theft and the end of Windows… Read More

What’s in My Credit Report?

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What’s in My Credit Report?

What’s in My Credit Report?

Credit reports are among the many documents in our lives that are a dreadful combination of boring and important. They can also be very long, which adds to the fun of reviewing one. But they’re not all that bad once you know what you’re looking at, and it’s pretty self-explanatory: It’s a report on your… Read More

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