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Credit.com team member and personal finance contributor, Tim Langevin studied journalism at Columbia College, Chicago and graduated with a degree in Integrated Marketing Communications. Tim shares his unique insight on finding the best bargains and tips to help consumers stay on budget and in control. Have a question for our experts? Email them at CreditExperts@Credit.com.

Back-to-School Identity Protection Check List

Identity Theft

Back-to-School Identity Protection Check List

Back-to-School Identity Protection Check List

When we think of college images, books, pizza boxes, dorm rooms and kegs may come to mind. Unfortunately, there’s another that’s probably less apparent—some jerk behind a computer ripping these kids off. The most targeted demographic for identity theft consists of those between the ages of 18 to 24. College may be a good time… Read More

What to Do When You’re a Victim of a Data Breach

Identity Theft

What to Do When You’re a Victim of a Data Breach

What to Do When You’re a Victim of a Data Breach

Gone are the carefree days of popping Pac-Man or Frogger into your Atari 2600 without worrying about your personal information jumping across lily pads into the hands of a hacker. Case in point: a breach of personal information associated with Sony Playstation accounts affected approximately 77 million users earlier this year. In the wake of… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/9/11)

We’re going back to basics this week, offering you all the news, advice and tips in the world of credit. This week’s topics include new innovations and revelations. They also include tips and advice on how to choose the best card and to improve your credit score. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

Identity Theft

Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

Seven Solid Disaster Preparation Tips

It’s been a couple weeks of serious natural disasters. First the big east coast earthquake, then Hurricane Irene. What’s next? Sharks raining from the heavens? Charlie Sheen gets another sitcom? It seems like anything could happen. But seriously folks… Last week, our chairman and co-founder Adam Levin discussed disaster preparedness on his radio show, The… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (9/2/11)

The weather on the East coast was a wake up call to many that we must protect not only our personal health, but protecting our financial health against the unknown is important too. This week we bring you advice from our favorite bloggers on precautions and repair for your financial house. We also threw in… Read More

Credit Line Radio Q&A: Resolving Medical Debt Disputes

Managing Debt

Credit Line Radio Q&A: Resolving Medical Debt Disputes

Credit Line Radio Q&A: Resolving Medical Debt Disputes

What do you do when you’re inaccurately charged for a medical procedure and the debt goes to collections? Last week, a consumer with this very dilemma called in to The Credit Line, a radio show hosted by Credit.com’s chairman and co-founder Adam Levin, for help. The caller, Ann, said she had had two identical surgeries… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/12/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/12/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/12/11)

In these uncertain times we have to be vigilant about protecting our assets and we have some tips for making it through the forest. This week the art of negotiation can be the key to your success, whether it’s using the right ammunition when speaking to credit card companies or downgrading your toddlers credit score,… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (8/5/11)

The dust is settling on the debt negotiations, but many are still feeling weary about spending cuts and their personal debts. So, in the spirit of self-empowerment we included stories with advice, tips and motivation to get out of debt and stay that way.  Stand up, be decisive and move forward and show the government… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/29/11)

This week’s stories highlight the changing perceptions and needs of consumers and small businesses alike. We have a list of the nation’s top consumer complaints, and as you might have guessed credit is high on the list. There’s also a jaw-dropping bank vs. consumer credit nightmare story. As always, if you enjoy any of our… Read More

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/22/11)

Personal Finance

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/22/11)

Follow Friday: Weekly Web Roundup (7/22/11)

We’re happy to bring you a special CFPB edition to our weekly roundup! With its rotating cast of characters, heated hearings and ideological tug-of-war this has been a fight for the ages. Now that the doors have officially opened, we encourage you to read the latest on the goings-on from the most politicized government agency… Read More

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