How to Stop a Typo From Wrecking Your Credit

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How to Stop a Typo From Wrecking Your Credit

How to Stop a Typo From Wrecking Your Credit

Q. I just received a replacement credit card from a retail store. My name was misspelled on the new card (e.g., last name “Jones” misspelled as “Bones”). Other than the obvious need to contact the card issuer and have a new card issued with my name correctly spelled, are there any other steps I should... Read More

How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?

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How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?

How Do Credit Report Errors Happen?

If you have seen wrong information on your credit report — and plenty of people have — you’ve probably wondered how it got there. After all, if the statements you get from your lenders are accurate, shouldn’t your credit reports be? Credit reporting agencies manage billions of pieces of information about our credit histories, though, and there... Read More

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

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How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

How to Fix a Credit Report Mistake Fast

Increased scrutiny of loan applications means that getting a mortgage loan today can be a nail-biting experience. For some, there is that heart-stopping moment when the loan officer says, “There is a problem with your credit.” What if that “problem” is a mistake and you don’t have a lot of time to fix it? Reader... Read More

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