What to Do When a Family Member Steals Your Credit

Identity Theft

What to Do When a Family Member Steals Your Credit

What to Do When a Family Member Steals Your Credit

It’s a precarious position when someone close to you steals your identity, particularly when it’s a family member. Not only could it drag down your credit score, it might also destroy your relationship with that person. It’s not like a stranger you’ve never met is making eBay purchases in a distant country. You walk a... Read More

How Landlords Learn Your Secrets: Special Renter Reports

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How Landlords Learn Your Secrets: Special Renter Reports

How Landlords Learn Your Secrets: Special Renter Reports

Finding the perfect house or apartment to rent is pretty tough — you have to consider your budget, your commute, your needs and wants and even your credit report, which has become a standard part of the application process. But once you’ve put in a rental application, the landlord may also be scouring a specialty credit report for... Read More

How Long Can Charge-Offs Hurt My Credit?

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How Long Can Charge-Offs Hurt My Credit?

How Long Can Charge-Offs Hurt My Credit?

Most of us know that a late payment hurts our credit scores, and that paying on time is important to maintain good credit scores. But what happens when a debt is charged off and it keeps reporting negatively? Will it keep hurting your credit month in and month out? Our reader asks: I have an... Read More

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