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New Data Breach May Impact 200 Million Americans

It's a data breach that threatens to be twice as large as the Target breach late last year…and you probably haven't heard about it yet. I've been getting a lot of questions posted on my website and from my callers asking about a data breach that came to light during ...

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 ...

A free way to get your credit score today

A free way to get your credit score today

There's a new push for banks to disclose your credit score each month. But you don't have to wait for them to get in gear.

Free access to credit report and score

Getting free access to your credit report and credit score can be easy. At AnnualCreditReport.com, you can get a free copy of each of your credit reports once each year. In just a couple minutes, you can see how your credit is, but only once a year. This is the ...

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 ...

Your guide to the Target and Neiman Marcus breach

The numbers are staggering. Some 110 million Target customers were impacted. Neiman Marcus now says 1.1 million of its customer were hit too. (Not to mention the emerging news of a breach at Michaels craft stores.) People who shopped at Target and Neiman Marcus during the 2013 holiday season were ...

Best cash-back reward credit cards of 2014

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 ...

Stay at home spouses can now obtain credit

Stay at home spouses can now obtain credit

Are you a stay at home parent without outside income of your own? New federal regulations can now help you obtain credit in your own name.

Free apps to save your credit score

Nobody likes having bad credit. Thankfully, there are free apps that could keep you from forgetting about bills and damaging your credit score. The secret to great credit is really no secret at all. More than a third of your credit score is made up of how well you pay ...

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 ...

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