Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

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Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

Help! Workers’ Compensation Wrecked My Credit

A reader, “Anngie,” recently contacted us to ask what she could do about credit damage from a bill that should have been paid by workers’ compensation. Here’s what she told us: “A workmans comp claim not paid from 2012 is on my credit report. I am working with all parties to resolve…but how do I… Read More

New Policy at America’s Biggest Banks Could Help a Million People Improve Their Credit Score

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New Policy at America’s Biggest Banks Could Help a Million People Improve Their Credit Score

New Policy at America’s Biggest Banks Could Help a Million People Improve Their Credit Score

Bank of America and JPMorgan Chase, two of the nation’s largest banks, will update consumers’ credit reports to remove debts that had been eliminated in bankruptcy, the New York Times reports. Such bills often remain on a consumer’s credit report, despite being legally discharged and no longer owed, and they can seriously damage a consumer’s… Read More

5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

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5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

5 Credit Card Mistakes Driving You Into Debt

Credit cards can be a beautiful thing. They’re easier to handle than cash, make purchasing a breeze and allow you to finance purchases. But as great a tool credit cards can be, there’s also the potential for people to get themselves into trouble. Luckily, poor credit card management really boils down to five simple mistakes… Read More

Will Paying Off Your Mortgage Hurt Your Credit?

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Will Paying Off Your Mortgage Hurt Your Credit?

Will Paying Off Your Mortgage Hurt Your Credit?

Let’s face it, no one actually wants a mortgage. A mortgage is simply a means to an end if you don’t have the cash. So when you finally pay it off, ridding yourself of the financial obligation is the next best thing, but could it come at the expense of your credit score? Here’s what… Read More

13 States Where People Have the Best Credit

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13 States Where People Have the Best Credit

13 States Where People Have the Best Credit

Good credit is synonymous with opportunity: It allows you greater access to things like apartments, auto loans and mortgages, not to mention more affordable interest rates on credit products. Unfortunately, the majority of U.S. consumers have what’s called a subprime credit score, meaning their credit history makes it difficult or impossible to get some services… Read More

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