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Equifax Settlement Options – I am choosing #5, the one no one is talking about.

Tuesday, Sep 3, 19
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The way I see it, impacted consumers from the 2017 Equifax data breach will do 1 of 5 things.  Which one is best for you? Do nothing. Sadly, many consumers will do nothing and they will get limited benefits from the settlement and will lose their right to take action in the future against Equifax …

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Free $125 from Equifax?

Thursday, Aug 1, 19

I hope you didn’t have plans for the $125 you may be entitled to as part of the Equifax $700 million dollar settlement.  As of today, the court has not even approved the Equifax settlement related to their September 2017 data breach that exposed sensitive personal data on approximately 147 million consumers and already their …

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How’s This For A Resolution, A Higher Credit Score For 2019?

Monday, Feb 11, 19

Okay, so we’re now in 2014 and all the New Year’s Resolutions are starting again. I can’t think of a better resolution than a higher credit score. Low credit scores costs consumers so much money. These extra costs can include higher credit costs…

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So The United States Government Is Shut Down, Now What Happens To Your Credit Report?

Saturday, Dec 22, 18

A big flat NOTHING will change with how your credit is reported during the Government shut down. All of your payments, balances, inquiries, open accounts, collections and all other personal information will continue to get reported by the data furnishers as normal…

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Your Credit Score May Need A Tune Up After Getting An Oil Change!

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

A young lady recently asked me if an auto dealer was permitted to pull her credit while they were changing her oil. I instantly knew what would be asked next. She explained that while she patiently waited for her oil change to be completed, her serviceman…

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Why Does A Low Credit Score Lead To High Interest Rates?

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

I decided to address this issue in a blog since I get asked ALL the time. Banks make profit based in part by collecting interest. The interest rates banks charge vary from consumer to consumer based on the risk of the individual consumer…

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Why Are Credit Karma’s Scores Higher Than What My Bank Tells Me?

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

I have been getting this question often lately. Before I answer the question, let’s review what scores are provided by Credit Karma. As of my last check, Credit Karma provides consumers with 4 different free credit scores…

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Who Is “The Best” Credit Repair Company?

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

The sad truth is many companies pay to have their name show up first with search engines like Google and Yahoo. Is ranking high or a company claiming they are “the best” alone enough to earn your business?…

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Where In The World Can I Get My Real Credit Score?

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

Almost daily I get asked why do I have so many different credit scores and which one is my real score. I understand the frustration consumers have related to not knowing what their real scores are…

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What Is A Bad Credit Score?

Tuesday, Dec 11, 18

I blogged in the past about what a good credit score is but I wanted to address what a bad credit score is. Consumers’ perception of what a bad credit score is will differ. For the most part, I would say a bad credit score…

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