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How To Dispute Errors On Credit Reports

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 3, 2017 at 11:42 AM / Credit Score, Credit Scores

From buying a car to getting a job, your credit score can affect much of your life. But even though Americans can access their credit reports for free every 12 months, most don't. According to a 2015 survey by the National Foundation for Credit Counseling, nearly two in three adults haven't reviewed their...

Do You Know What Actually Influences Your Credit Score?

POSTED: William PinilisAugust 25, 2016 at 11:11 AM / Credit Score, Credit Scores

Are you confused about the basics behind your credit score? Well, a new survey by credit bureau TransUnion says you’re not alone.

John Oliver Takes Credit Reporting Agencies to Task

POSTED: William PinilisApril 14, 2016 at 11:30 AM / Credit Score, Credit Scores

As John Oliver recently pointed out on HBO's Last Week Tonight, your credit score may be the most important three-digit number in your entire life. Not only can it affect your ability to get a loan, but it can keep you from getting an apartment or even a job.

Florida Leads the Nation In Identity Theft

POSTED: William PinilisFebruary 3, 2016 at 1:09 PM / Identity theft, Consumer News, Credit Scores

For the past five years, Florida has had the dubious honor of raking number one in the nation for identity theft. According to Cathy Costley, identity theft victim specialist for the Florida Attorney General’s Office, Florida has had more filed complaints regarding identity theft than any other state.

What To Do When Debt Collectors Won’t Stop Calling

POSTED: William PinilisDecember 15, 2015 at 10:53 AM / Credit Scores, Debt Collectors, Debt Collection

According to the Urban Institute about 77 million people owe some sort of debt, so it is only natural that there are a lot of debt collectors making a lot of phone calls. Sometimes, those calls target the wrong people. What can you do if a debt collector is bothering you over a mistake?

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