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Jeanine Skowronski

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Jeanine is an editor and reporter at Credit.com. Prior to joining us, Jeanine’s work was featured by TheStreet, Newsweek, Business Insider, Yahoo Finance, MSN, Fox Business, Forbes, CNBC and various other online publications. Follow her at @JeanineSko

Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

Credit 101

Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

Are Some Credit Report Errors Easier to Fix?

If you’re staring at an error on your credit report, you’ll be happy to know that you can file a dispute with the credit bureaus to have it removed. But be aware: Some errors are easier to resolve than others. How Credit Report Disputes Work The Fair Credit Reporting Act entitles all consumers to dispute... Read More

When’s the Best Time to Sell Your House?

Mortgages

When’s the Best Time to Sell Your House?

When’s the Best Time to Sell Your House?

If you’re looking to sell your home, you may want to wait until the spring or summer months set in. Sure, that may not sound like the best use of the nice weather, but putting any travel on hold as you try to relocate could prove worthwhile. The best time to sell is generally anytime between mid-April and October 1,... Read More

Help! A Debt Collector Isn’t Working With Me

Managing Debt

Help! A Debt Collector Isn’t Working With Me

Help! A Debt Collector Isn’t Working With Me

Paying off a debt can unfortunately be easier said than done. Usually the struggle is related to the debtor’s financial well-being. (You probably wouldn’t owe money if you could pay it back, right?) But there are times when a collector can gum up the works. You’ll want to, of course, verify all collection accounts before paying. But... Read More

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

Credit Cards

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

The Trick That Can Help You Skip Long TSA Lines

Airport security lines have been, well, out of control lately. Last week, a video of an extremely long Transportation Security Administration line at Chicago’s Midway Airport went viral. A few days later, about 450 American Airlines passengers missed their flights out of O’Hare International Airport, also in Chicago, thanks to “longer than ever” lines. And it’s not just... Read More

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

Credit Score

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

There are lots of credit bureaus out there, but three companies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion —have reigned supreme when it comes to furnishing lenders with data on your ability to repay a loan. Of course, one of these bureaus must be the biggest of them all — and a comparison of each firm’s 2015... Read More

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Credit Cards

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Why Chase Customers Might Want to Adjust Their Overdraft Back-up Fund

Attention, Chase customers: The bank is making some changes to its overdraft protection policy. Starting August 20, customers will no longer be able to cover overdrafts with a linked Chase credit card should they (accidentally) spend more than what’s in their checking account. Only savings accounts will be used as designated back-up funds. Previously, customers could link either type... Read More

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