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Practical Suggestions for Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft


It's no surprise that thousands of Americans are victimized by identity theft each year. Last year more than 9,000,000 people were victims of identity theft amounting to some $45 billion dollars.

Useful Tips on Using Credit Cards


Here are some useful tips on using credit cards. Whether you shop online, by telephone or by mail, a credit card can make buying many things much easier; but when you use a credit card, it's important to keep track of your spending.

7 Consumer Credit Laws You Should Know if You are Trying to Repair Your Credit


There are seven consumer credit laws you should be aware when dealing with your credit.1.

Five Reasons to Repair Your Credit Score - You Can Do It Yourself


There are multiple reasons that tell us why we should have a 700+ Credit Score, but these five facts will definitely give you the big picture and hopefully will drive you to want to fix your credit score starting today.Fact #1: Did you know that consumers with Credit Scores of 700+ are likely to get interest rates up to four points lower than those with scores under 640.

Fair Credit Reporting Act: What You Should Know About It?


The Federal Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) is designated to promote accuracy, fairness, and privacy of information in the files of every "consumer reporting agency" (CRA) or Credit Bureau. Learn what the law says and repair your credit today!Most CRA are credit bureaus that gather and sell information about you, such as if you pay your bills on time or have filed bankruptcy.

Credit Cards for Home Business


It is wise for you to have a company credit card like a VISA card. How can you find the least expensive bank card for your business? You may decide to use a VISA card from your local bank.

Identity Theft : They Got Him


His hard earned money? Gone. Creditors on his back everyday.

Update Your Computer System With Bad Credit Computer Financing


The moment I placed myself in front of the computer screen a whole new world beckoned me to join it. And years of strolling have proved incompetent to get me acquainted with the full panorama of computers.

Credit Counseling Basics


Credit counseling is an option you might want to consider if you are having financial problems. The stress can be overwhelming when you have creditors calling you daily to collect money that you simply don't have.

Credit Counseling: Could it Work for Me?


In the face of financial hardship, many seeking a responsible solution turn to credit counseling. Credit counseling is, all too often, the last stop before bankruptcy.

What You Should Know About Credit Counseling


Credit counseling is a free service that many people with money problems have turned to in the face of financial ruin. Credit counseling companies negotiate with your creditors to reach financial solutions that benefit both you and your creditors.

Choosing a Credit Counseling Company


If you have considered credit counseling as an option to your financial problems, then you are probably wondering how to choose from one of the many credit counseling companies that are popping up left and right these days. There really is not an easy answer to this dilemma but there are some things that you can look for in a credit counseling company that might make the decision a little easier.

Credit Counseling: Is it Really Necessary?


Not everyone has a positive experience with credit counseling. Potential creditors often frown upon consumers who are going through credit counseling, denying them credit or sticking them with elevated interest rates on new lines of credit.

Credit Cards: What is the Universal Default Clause?


Most people who carry major credit cards are well aware that the interest rates associated with them tend to be higher than for other types of lending, such as home or auto loans. Anyone who has paid their credit card bill late more than once or twice is also aware that doing so may cause the interest rate on their card to go up - sometimes by quite a lot.

How To Choose Your Credit Card Application


The articles and tips provided on this site are intended to help you access credit card offers that suit your lifestyle. By providing you with some basic information, we are confident that you will be able to easily identify which are the best credit cards for you.

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Police seek bandit in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

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Secret Service warning: High-tech thieves can remotely skim credit cards at gas pumps  Fast Company

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2 men arrested for credit card fraud at Miami International Airport  WSVN 7News | Miami News, Weather, Sports | Fort Lauderdale

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Wallet stolen during church service, credit cards used nearby, police say  KPRC Click2Houston

A woman's wallet was stolen during a church *service* by another woman sitting close to her, Conroe police said.


Cops: Stolen credit cards used at Walt Whitman  Newsday

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Police seek suspect in Fresno credit union robbery  Fresno Bee

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I use this simple trick to earn big credit card sign-up bonuses — here's how other homeowners can do the same  Business Insider

This simple trick I use can help homeowners get a significant bonus when signing up for a new credit card.


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Langley Federal Credit Union recently announced its 2018 combined giving efforts of the credit union and the Langley for Families Foundation was more than ...


Mesa woman says credit blunder is ruining her credit  AZFamily

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Marlborough Police search for man who used stolen credit cards  MetroWest Daily News

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Credit rating firm warns of possible trouble for Alaska boroughs if governor’s budget passes  Anchorage Daily News

JUNEAU — A new analysis by the national credit rating firm Fitch Ratings says Alaska's municipal governments could see their ratings drop if Gov.


Kolste co-authors caregiver tax credit bill | Government  Gazettextra

Rep. Deb Kolste has reintroduced a bill that would create a nonrefundable individual income tax credit for those who serve as caregivers for a family member.


Police: Chicago suspects used gift cards encoded with stolen credit card numbers  The Herald-News

A Chicago man and woman were arrested for using gift cards that were re-encoded with stolen credit card numbers, police said.


Millions of Americans behind on car payments, missing credit due dates  MyNorthwest.com

Despite a thriving economy and job market, signs are showing that millions of Americans are having trouble keeping up, while missing payments on car loans ...


ND businesses get behind automation tax credit  KFYR-TV

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‘That was my idea’: How Trump claims credit for nearly everything  The Washington Post

President Trump never thinks he gets enough credit, even when touting made-up accomplishments.


A Whole New Credit Score Is Coming—Are You Prepared?  Realtor.com News

FICO is rolling out a new UltraFICO score. What is it? Will it help your credit score? What are the drawbacks? Find out about the new scoring system.


Man robs credit union in Washington City, flees on motorcycle  St George News

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FBI Investigating Fraud At Louisville Credit Union  LEX18 Lexington KY News

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE 3)– Louisville Metro Police Officers' Credit Union and it's former vice president are now under investigation by the FBI for fraud.


5 Places Never to Use a Debit or Credit Card  Yahoo Finance

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Latah Credit Union to host piggy bank contest  Moscow-Pullman Daily News

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Captain Marvel's post-credit scene and Frozen spin-offs: The week's craziest fan theories  SYFY WIRE

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Man accused of string of Atlanta car break-ins, credit card thefts  Atlanta Journal Constitution

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Fort Smith Police Searching For Credit Card Thief  KFSM 5Newsonline

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Credit Suisse says lighten up on emerging markets stocks after big comeback  CNBC

Emerging-market stocks are off to a roaring start to the year, but investors might want to take some profits after the big move up, according to Credit Suisse.


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4 Things I’ve Learned on My Journey to Great Credit  Yahoo Finance

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New credit reporting option could raise your credit score  WKBN.com

For decades, your FICO score was based on payment history with loans and credit cards.


U.S. Federal EV Tax Credit Update For January 2019  InsideEVs

The first two manufacturers, Tesla and General Motors, already reached the limit of 200000 EV sales to trigger the phase-out. Here's how it will all play out now.


Man sought for charging thousands to stolen credit cards  ABC27

Police are asking for help to identify a theft suspect accused of charging thousands of dollars to the credit cards he stole.


Police seek ID of man who robbed credit union in Moraine  Dayton Daily News

Investigators have released photos of a man who police said robbed a DayMet Credit Union branch in M...


Will you be able to buy legal weed in N.J. with a credit card?  NJ.com

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OVPD looking for female suspect who used a stolen credit card  Tucson News Now

ORO VALLEY, AZ (KOLD News 13) - The public can help the Oro Valley Police Department identify and catch a female suspect who used a stolen credit card.


14 credit card skimmers found in Arizona so far in 2019  ABC15 Arizona

Officials have already found several credit card skimmers in the Valley this year.


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Wood County Community Federal Credit Union to merge with WV Central Federal Credit Union  WTAP-TV

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Fraud investigation at University of Iowa Community Credit Union branch leads to arrests  KCRG

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China Credit Growth at Record in January Amid Seasonal Surge  Bloomberg

China's credit growth exceeded expectations in January amid a seasonal lending surge at the start of the year.


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Guest house for employees a perk, cannot claim GST input credit rules Odisha AAAR  Economic Times

There is a thin line between perquisite and business expenditure and the ruling does not do anything to reduce confusion.


The benefits of better credit-risk models will be spread unevenly  The Economist

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Religious schools at center of Education Tax Credit debate  The Union Leader

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President Trump takes credit for blocking IS woman from US  Alabama's News Leader

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