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TransUnion Agrees To Offer Free Credit Scores

Tweet TransUnion, who along with Experian and Equifax comprise the three major credit reporting agencies, has agreed to a legal settlement whereby the company must provide free credit-report monitoring to

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How To Boost Your Credit Score Safely & Smartly

Tweet One of the keys to having a strong credit record is your credit score, the number the three major consumer credit reporting agencies develop to help lenders decide whether

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4 Steps To Recover From Identity Theft

Tweet The topic of Identity Theft continues to surface regularly on the news, around the workplace water cooler, and in homes where consumers are trying to figure out the best

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Lease Options Leading To Home Ownership

Tweet Most certainly, the national real estate landscape has quieted, with home prices and sales down over the past year. Even with the reduced mortgage rates, many people will find

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They Messed Up My Credit Report!

Tweet You’ve decided to go ahead with an important consumer purchase, perhaps that new car you always wanted even a vacation home and you receive a nasty piece of information

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Should You Simply Walk Away From Your Mortgage?

Tweet You are behind on your mortgage payments and are struggling to keep up with your credit card and car payments. Food and gas have gone up in price and

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I.D. Theft Remains #1 Consumer Complaint

Tweet What was the chief complaint received by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) in 2007? If you guessed “identity theft” then you answered correctly. Last year, the FTC tallied more

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Explaining Your Loan Qualifying Ratios

Tweet If you are planning to refinance your home, get your first mortgage, or apply for any other type of consumer credit, your housing and debt-income ratios will be tightly

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Your Credit Score and Mortgage Qualifying

Tweet This is one in a series of articles related to the sub-prime mortgage mess that dominated the news in 2007 and will likely continue to be big news throughout

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Choosing The Right Credit Card In 2008

Tweet It is a fact: not all credit cards are created equally. Some credit card providers charge annual fees, others offer low introductory rates, while some offer rewards every time

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SayLending: New And Improved!

Tweet SayLending Has Been Completely Revamped More than four years after it was first launched, the SayLending consumer financing center has been overhauled. New tools and calculators have been added,