Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

Credit.com in the News 1.11.14

In its Best of Everything list for 2013, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance named Credit.com the Best Credit Site, highlighting the Credit Report Card, which gives consumers a snapshot of their credit profiles and shows which areas need improvement. The information is updated each month, allowing users to track their progress over time. With that exciting announcement,... Read More

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Managing Debt

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Who Will Be Debt-Free in 2014?

Is 2014 the year you plan to start tackling your credit card debt? If so, you’re not alone. Most Americans with credit card debt are serious about paying it off, and most plan to tackle it in 2014, according to a new survey by Credit.com — Americans and Credit Card Debt. The 2014 Americans and Credit... Read More

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

Identity Theft

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

Does the Latest Target Data Breach News Up the Ante?

If you’re one of the 40 million victims of the massive Target data breach, it looks like you’re in good company. Target announced Friday in a press release that it has unearthed evidence that more customer information was compromised in last month’s data breach than was originally suspected. After originally stating in December that credit... Read More

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

Credit 101

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

5 Reasons People Fear Their Credit

Credit is all sorts of fun. At least, we at Credit.com think so, but we also realize not everyone shares our enthusiasm. The mention of credit scores, loans, credit reports and the like are known to make people cringe, and that’s understandable. It’s not the easiest thing to wrap your mind around. 1. It’s Confusing... Read More

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

Personal Finance

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

How One Woman Started a Business Without Debt

It is the dream of many entrepreneurs: the opportunity to showcase their product in front of millions of Americans on TV. And recently, Julie Busha saw that dream come true when she stood in front of the millionaire and billionaire investors on ABC’s “Shark Tank”. She was there seeking an investment in her product Slawsa, a... Read More

Why Is My Spouse’s Credit Score Higher Than Mine?

Credit Score

Why Is My Spouse’s Credit Score Higher Than Mine?

Why Is My Spouse’s Credit Score Higher Than Mine?

My husband and I refinanced a mortgage recently, and among the dizzying array of numbers we looked at were our credit scores — three apiece for each of us. Mine were lower. Every single one was lower. This despite my being the family finance nerd and the payer of bills (even the instigator of the... Read More

Consumer Credit Card Use Evened Out in November

Credit Cards

Consumer Credit Card Use Evened Out in November

Consumer Credit Card Use Evened Out in November

Following a massive jump in consumer credit card use in October, there wasn’t much room for growth in November. Still, outstanding revolving credit increased slightly, from $856.4 billion to $856.9 billion, according to the latest report from the Federal Reserve. That leaves the annual growth rate of revolving consumer credit at 0.6% as of November.... Read More

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