Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

Credit.com in the News 4.18.14

If you haven’t had time to catch up on the Heartbleed news, we have some info for you. Credit.com Chairman Adam Levin gave a lot of advice to consumers concerned about the impact of Heartbleed, an Internet security vulnerability that affected about two-thirds of websites. Beyond the big news surrounding Heartbleed, Adam and Credit.com’s Director of… Read More

What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

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What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

What to Do If You Were Caught in the Michaels Data Breach

Approximately 2.7 million consumer credit and debit cards may have been compromised by attacks on the payment systems at Michaels, a giant craft-supply retailer, and Aaron Brothers, its sister company. Michaels informed customers in January of a potential breach, shortly after the revelation that hackers stole the credit and debit card information of millions of… Read More

Why Are Credit Scores So Confusing?

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Why Are Credit Scores So Confusing?

Why Are Credit Scores So Confusing?

If credit scores confuse you, you’re hardly the only one to feel that way. Even many lenders think they’re hard for consumers to understand. VantageScore Solutions, a credit scoring company created by the three major credit reporting agencies, recently surveyed more than 200 lenders about a credit score part that often confuses consumers: reason codes…. Read More

Who Is Fair Isaac?

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Who Is Fair Isaac?

Who Is Fair Isaac?

FICO is one of the best known names in the credit industry — it’s practically synonymous with credit scoring, despite the existence of hundreds of other scoring models. The first general-purpose credit score (Beacon at Equifax) came from FICO in 1989, effectively transforming the consumer lending landscape to heavily incorporate predictive analytics. Anyone who has… Read More

The Most Credit Card Hungry States

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The Most Credit Card Hungry States

The Most Credit Card Hungry States

There are many reasons to open a new credit card: Maybe you want to take advantage of its great rewards, transfer a balance from a different card with a higher interest rate, finance a large purchase, make ends meet in an emergency or increase your available credit limit. But in some states, credit card holders… Read More

What Is the Worst Credit Score?

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What Is the Worst Credit Score?

What Is the Worst Credit Score?

You want a great credit score?  First you need to know what you’re working with. Even if you know the number of your score, you won’t know if it’s good or bad until you know the range used by the scoring model. If you have poor credit, you may be dealing with a score in… Read More

Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

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Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

Help! I Did My Taxes Wrong

You know that feeling when finish writing an email, press “send” and immediately realize you made a mistake (aka one of the worst feelings ever)? Once you’re done yelling, “Nooooo!” you likely start writing a corrected message. That’s essentially what you have to do if you make a mistake when filing your taxes. Go ahead,… Read More

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