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Free credit reports with your credit card

Free credit reports with your credit card

Keeping track of your credit score is becoming easier with credit card companies that will give you your score for free each month.

Why You Need To Turn Paper Statements Back On

Another day, another report about major security breaches! I read recently about a ring of hackers figured out how to break into the big banks' back office system in the fall of 2013. To this point, at least $1 billion has been stolen. And that's the floor, not the ceiling, ...

Get a better credit card deal with no-balance transfers

Get a better credit card deal with no-balance transfers

Here’s a way to lower your credit card interest rate and pay off that balance sooner.

Returning purchases is easier with credit

Returning purchases is easier with credit

Clark always warns about getting into credit card debt - but this is one case where he says using credit could be to your benefit.

The average 401(k) fee — a modest-sounding 1 percent — can wipe $70,000 out of the typical retirement account compared with lower-cost plans that are widely available, according to a new study.

5 Costly Retirement Planning Mistakes

The majority of us are aware that the retirement statistics in America are alarming.  Studies tell us that half of all Americans say they can’t afford retirement, and one-third have next to no retirement savings. People are unprepared and don’t realize the impact that costly mistakes can make on their ...

T-Mobile offers good plans even with bad credit

T-Mobile offers good plans even with bad credit

Most cell phone providers penalize customers with bad credit…but this company wants to change that.

 

Visa, MasterCard Seek New Methods of Authentication

The future of credit card anti-fraud technology is here...and it looks a lot like something out of Minority Report! Credit card cartels reaching for new authentication methods Over the next few weeks, your Visa issuer may ask you if its OK for them to track the location of your cellphone. ...

How To Fix Errors on a Credit Report

devastating my credit score. Knowing that I didn't have any lien filed against me, I challenged this item by first going to the state court's website. On their site, I put in the supposed case number for the alleged tax lien and quickly confirmed that the case number did not ...

 

Get Your IP PIN To Stop Tax Identity Theft

Georgia is among the states with the most cases of identity theft. Many people are targets around tax time with scam artist filing bogus claims under unsuspecting taxpayer names and social security numbers.  The Internal Revenue Service is aware of that and is taking steps to help protect you. Starting ...

Why Hitting the Lottery Could Bankrupt You

What would you do if you won last night's $500 million Powerball jackpot? People went crazy for last night's Powerball drawing, which was the 5th largest in U.S. lottery history. But let's take a step back and look at another recent winning for a sobering lesson in economics. Be careful ...

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