How Much Does an Eviction Cost?

Managing Debt

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

Another Major Bank Is Offering Free Credit Scores

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Another Major Bank Is Offering Free Credit Scores

Another Major Bank Is Offering Free Credit Scores

Citi is the latest financial institution to give customers free credit scores through the FICO Open Access program, FICO announced, making it the largest participant in the program that will be available to more than 60 million consumers in 2015. Citi hasn’t yet released details on its participation, but in general, an issuer periodically provides a… Read More

A Coding Error Labeled Up to 500K Customers’ Utility Payments As Late

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A Coding Error Labeled Up to 500K Customers’ Utility Payments As Late

A Coding Error Labeled Up to 500K Customers’ Utility Payments As Late

Duke Energy may have affected about 500,000 customers’ credit histories when it mislabeled some on-time bill payments as late, the company announced Oct. 7. The North Carolina-based utility provider sent letters about the error to customers in Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana, saying it possibly sent incorrect late-payment information to the National Consumer Telecom & Utilities Exchange…. 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

Are Credit Scores Just a Scam?

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Are Credit Scores Just a Scam?

Are Credit Scores Just a Scam?

It sounds like something straight out of the conspiracy theorist’s playbook: a secret system that enslaves average citizens who don’t even know what’s really happening. There are some consumers who believe that’s exactly what credit scores are designed to do: keep consumers enslaved in debt. It’s easy to understand why some people feel this way. Our… Read More

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Personal Finance

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

6 Financial Moves to Help You Sleep Better at Night

Have you ever spent sleepless nights worrying about your finances? Between battling debt, working to pay off a mortgage and planning for retirement, there is plenty to think about. But don’t let these worries keep you up at night — take action. Check out some money decisions that will help you rest easy. 1. Track Your Spending… Read More

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