My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

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My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

My Credit Report Thinks I’m Dead!

It’s always distressing to be rejected for a credit line, but perhaps the worst is when you find that you’ve been reported as dead. However outrageous it may sound, this does occasionally happen, and I’ve helped several of my own clients through the process of correcting this error. Being reported as dead can happen to… Read More

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

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Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

Why You Should Make Time to Check Your Credit

I have to warn you: I sometimes try to be lighthearted and fun in my blog posts, but I really feel that this very serious topic deserves a very serious tone. You’ll thank me for this later. I write and speak about credit a lot and I frequently hear this excuse from people – “But… Read More

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

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4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

4 Credit Tips to Help You Survive Black Friday

Black Friday: At the best of times, it’s a highly anticipated party-like atmosphere in which you get some or all of your holiday season shopping done at ridiculously low prices. At the worst of times, it’s a spaghetti mess of mile-long line-ups and frenzied grabbing of the last item on a shelf, and then hours… Read More

6 Signs You Might Be an Identity Theft Victim

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6 Signs You Might Be an Identity Theft Victim

6 Signs You Might Be an Identity Theft Victim

Last year, there were an estimated 12.6 million victims of identity theft, a number that has grown steadily over the years. If someone steals your identity and uses it to commit fraud, the sooner you catch the problem, the sooner you can work to resolve it. So here are some signs that you might be… Read More

4 Credit Lessons to Teach Your Teen

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4 Credit Lessons to Teach Your Teen

4 Credit Lessons to Teach Your Teen

As parents, we want to build up our kids so they can live their best lives. We want to guide and educate them so they can succeed. One of the areas where we can help our kids is credit. As children enter their teen years, they start thinking seriously about the future and preparing for… Read More

Is Your Credit Score a Trick or a Treat?

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Is Your Credit Score a Trick or a Treat?

Is Your Credit Score a Trick or a Treat?

When you were a kid on Halloween, you ran from house to house, filling your Halloween bag with candy. And then when you got home, it felt like a free-for-all buffet of sugar when you dumped your haul on the living room floor to get a closer look. Your candy could be triaged into the… Read More

How Your Middle Name Could Hurt Your Credit

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How Your Middle Name Could Hurt Your Credit

How Your Middle Name Could Hurt Your Credit

In the movie “J. Edgar,” there is a scene when the main character is denied credit at a men’s clothing store because “John Hoover” owes the store money. Dicaprio’s character explains that he was named after his father, John, but he also sometimes goes by the name Edgar. When pushed to choose just one name,… Read More

How to Create a 10-Year Plan for Your Credit

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How to Create a 10-Year Plan for Your Credit

How to Create a 10-Year Plan for Your Credit

When we think of our credit, we often think of “right now” credit. That is, we’re thinking of what our current credit score is and whether it will allow us to open the credit account (i.e. mortgage, car loan, student loan, etc.) that we need… and we’re thinking about what immediate changes we can make… Read More

The Credit Tool Everyone Forgets About

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The Credit Tool Everyone Forgets About

The Credit Tool Everyone Forgets About

When working to build your credit, there are some well-known best practices and “standard operating procedures” that you have probably read about frequently: Get copies of your credit reports and review them for errors, work with debt collectors, pay down debt, check your credit score regularly for changes (which you can do for free using Credit.com’s… Read More

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