Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

Identity Theft

Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

Shocker: Teens Actually Do Care About Privacy

Kids frequently avoid or uninstall mobile phone apps they feel invade their privacy, and a majority of young women have disabled location tracking features out of privacy concerns, according to a new survey released by the Pew Internet & American Life Project. The study found that teenage girls are nearly twice as likely as boys... Read More

My Credit Is a Mystery. Where Do I Start?

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My Credit Is a Mystery. Where Do I Start?

My Credit Is a Mystery. Where Do I Start?

There’s no denying the fact that credit has become a fundamental part of our financial lives. It influences how much we pay in interest on auto loans, mortgages, student loans and credit cards. It also influences our insurance premiums, deposits on utilities and rent, and in some cases, it can even impact our ability to... Read More

A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

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A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

A Credit Score Lifehack: Will It Work?

Credit.com member Steven is a recent college grad who is already on track to building great credit. He wants to do everything possible to make sure his score is as strong as possible. He writes: I am a recent graduate with a full-time job, and I am doing everything I can to help improve my... Read More

Refinancing Your Mortgage? When to Lock In

Mortgages

Refinancing Your Mortgage? When to Lock In

Refinancing Your Mortgage? When to Lock In

Timing the market and determining the best time to lock in your interest rate when refinancing your mortgage, well that’s a conundrum, isn’t it? As mortgage rates fluctuate just the way stock prices do, identifying the better-priced lender at any given point in time — with the specific credit parameters — can be quite a... Read More

Obamacare Nightmare: Fraud Reports Surfacing

Identity Theft

Obamacare Nightmare: Fraud Reports Surfacing

Obamacare Nightmare: Fraud Reports Surfacing

Regardless of how you feel about the health insurance debate, some industry insiders have argued that one facet of it is indisputable: the Affordable Care Act, aka Obamacare, is a great opportunity… to scam people. Fraud.org, a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), issued a warning about fraudsters looking to capitalize on the confusion... Read More

Are Free Credit Reports Different From Lender Credit Reports?

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Are Free Credit Reports Different From Lender Credit Reports?

Are Free Credit Reports Different From Lender Credit Reports?

Here at Credit.com we encourage our readers to ask questions, share their personal stories and even vent their frustrations, as is the case with a reader who recently wrote to us to with this question: Why are free credit reports different from the credit reports provided to lenders and other businesses?! What one gets from a... Read More

Credit.com in the News 8.26.13

Personal Finance

Credit.com in the News 8.26.13

Credit.com in the News 8.26.13

In the past few weeks, Credit.com’s experts have spoken to the news media about privacy, bank fees and back-to-school credit concerns. Here are a few of those interviews: Credit.com Chairman and Co-Founder Adam Levin was on Fox Business News to discuss securing Wi-Fi enabled home appliances keep out hackers. Adam revisited the topic with Fox... Read More

Auto Repossessions Hit Lowest Level in 7 Years

Auto Loans

Auto Repossessions Hit Lowest Level in 7 Years

Auto Repossessions Hit Lowest Level in 7 Years

Vehicle repossessions are at their lowest rate since Experian Automotive started keeping track seven years ago. In a news release, the credit bureau reported a 14.8% decline in auto repossessions from the first quarter of 2013. In the second quarter of 2013, 0.36% of all vehicle loans ended in repossession, according to Experian’s State of... Read More

The $7,000 Master’s Degree That’s Scaring Colleges

Students

The $7,000 Master’s Degree That’s Scaring Colleges

The $7,000 Master’s Degree That’s Scaring Colleges

The Georgia Institute of Technology rocked the higher education world when it announced plans to offer a fully online master’s degree in computer science for roughly one-seventh the price of its on-campus equivalent – less than $7,000. The project is powered by a joint venture with Udacity, an online higher-education course provider that stands to... Read More

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