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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.

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 ...

Don’t believe firms that offer to erase a bankrupcy.

Can Credit Repair Really Raise Your Score?

The promise of credit repair outfits is an alluring one -- they say they'll remove bad credit marks from your record for a price. But what's the real deal? Credit repair firms make promises they can't keep In a recent Consumer Federation of America survey, more than half of all ...

Get Your Free Credit Score

Your credit score shouldn't be a mystery. Now there's a new way you may be able to see your FICO score for free every month. I've long talked about CreditKarma.com, which allows you to see your non-FICO credit score for free. CreditKarma is a totally free service that makes money ...

Best Cash-Back Reward Credit Cards of 2015

What is the best reward credit card to use? That's a trick question because it's not 1 card, but 2 cards! Consumer Reports says for most people in most cases, 2 reward credit cards are better than 1. You get the greatest total amount of rewards by using 2 for ...

Sample Letter To Request a Credit Freeze

This form can be used to request a credit freeze with any or all of the credit bureaus. To be safe, send your letters certified mail -- return receipt requested. Keep a copy of your letter and attach the return receipt to it when it comes back to you in ...

How To Protect Your Child From Identity Theft

While the credit bureaus sit on their hands when it comes to child identity theft, several states have legislation that give parents a tool to prevent it from happening to their child. When a child's identity is stolen, criminals can use their identity to buy homes, open new lines of ...

How long do blemishes stay on your credit score?

How long do blemishes stay on your credit score?

How many years will an unpaid bill linger on your credit report? Here's how your credit score is really calculated and how long it takes for blemishes on your credit report to disappear.

New FICO rules will help your credit score

New FICO rules will help your credit score

Two top credit score killers are about to hurt you a whole lot less. Your score is about to enjoy a double benefit under new FICO scoring rules.

Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score

Rent payment can now help (or hurt) your credit score

Renters who pay their rent on time every month may soon find their credit scores getting a nice boost. But one of the credit bureaus isn't playing nice with renters on this new effort...

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