Is a Free Credit Report Accurate?

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Is a Free Credit Report Accurate?

Is a Free Credit Report Accurate?

Offers for free things are usually followed by asterisks, tiny print, “buts” and “ifs.” That’s not the case with free annual credit reports. Credit report information can vary, depending on when you request it and the credit bureau compiling your report, but as far as whether there’s a difference between free credit reports and ones… Read More

Could Your Spouse’s Tax Problems Affect You?

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Could Your Spouse’s Tax Problems Affect You?

Could Your Spouse’s Tax Problems Affect You?

Dealing with tax problems is stressful enough. But it can be downright maddening to discover that your credit has been damaged over a tax bill you had nothing to do with. A Credit.com blog reader asked: My wife’s credit report shows a tax lien from my taxes from before we were married. Is that legal?… Read More

5 Things to Do After Bankruptcy

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5 Things to Do After Bankruptcy

5 Things to Do After Bankruptcy

So you filed for bankruptcy and received your discharge. Whether you have a Chapter 7 (a “simple” bankruptcy) or Chapter 13 (debt repayment plan) bankruptcy, it’s a good idea to make sure you do the following things once your case is finalized. 1. Collect & Preserve All Paperwork From Your Case You should have received… Read More

The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

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The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

The AT&T Bill That Just Wouldn’t Die

When you have a dispute over a bill with a company, sometimes it’s not enough to respond to a collections notice with evidence that the bill has been paid. Sadly, even if the collections firm appears to drop the matter it can still come up again, and again, and again. This is the tale of… Read More

How Much Does an Eviction Cost?

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How Much Does an Eviction Cost?

How Much Does an Eviction Cost?

When a consumer fails to pay rent, it’s a bad situation for everyone involved. As a renter, you could have trouble finding another place to live, and your credit scores could take a hit. Landlords are often put in a stressful situation that can be quite costly, potentially damaging their financial stability, as well. It… Read More

Wells Fargo Is Now Offering a Free Credit Score

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Wells Fargo Is Now Offering a Free Credit Score

Wells Fargo Is Now Offering a Free Credit Score

Wells Fargo customers will have free access to one of their credit scores and credit reports until Nov. 16, in conjunction with the American Bankers Association’s annual campaign “Get Smart About Credit.” It’s the third year of this promotion, according to a news release from Wells Fargo, and it requires customers to visit a local… Read More

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