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How Can Someone Steal Your Credit Card While It’s Still in Your Wallet?

Ever wonder how your credit card could have been used to buy cellphones in Cleveland when you just swiped it at your grocery store an hour ago?Credit card fraud generally comes in two forms: in-store fraud and card-not-present fraud. In the first situation, ... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
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The Right Way to Help a Family Member Buy a Home

If you plan to help your family member purchase a home, take heed: Transferring money among different bank accounts is going to make their homebuying process stickier. Furthermore, if you’re unable (or refuse) to document the origin of the monies you ... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
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How One Woman Got Caught Up in a Craigslist Car Scam

A woman looking to buy a used car went through one heck of a runaround when she found a listing on Craigslist for a 2002 Nissan Altima, priced at $1,890. After sending hundreds of dollars to the seller and dealing with suspicious correspondence, Peaches ... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
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Can You Buy a Good Credit Score?

There are some problems money can solve. Plastic surgery may erase some of the damage done by years of bad habits, for example. Hiring a personal trainer to help whip you into shape can be easier than trying to do it yourself. And if you are sick of the ... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
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Mom Traded Her Diamond Ring for Son’s Classes

A mother’s attempt to pay for her son’s summer school classes erupted into controversy in a Cleveland suburb after a local news outlet reported on the situation. Tamika Hamilton said she didn’t have the $400 needed for her son’s summer school, so the ... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Report: Car Insurance Is More Expensive for Low-Income Drivers

The largest auto insurers often charge higher premiums to safe drivers with low to moderate incomes than they do higher-income drivers who recently caused an accident, shows an analysis from the Consumer Federation of America released Monday.The CFA report ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry About: Bash

Yes, you should be very concerned about Shellshock, the latest software bug to arise with the potential to degrade the overall safety of the Internet by several notches.Shellshock, also referred to as Bash, is a glaring weakness in an otherwise innocuous ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Stolen Cellphone Racked Up $500K Bill in One Day

A recent story about a stolen cellphone highlights one of the most frustrating things about being a consumer: When you’re the victim of theft , you often have to fight like crazy to be made whole.An Australian man complained to the country’s telecom ombudsman ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Your Kid’s IQ

Rick Rosner and I were friends in high school in Boulder, Colo., in the late 1970s. He was smart and had a dry sense of humor, and was well-liked, but there was something about Rick that I couldn’t put my finger on. He seemed to be operating on a different ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 30 2014 - Updated Sep 30 2014 - 1 reports

Can Your Spouse’s Credit Score Kill Your Mortgage?

Save for maybe the diehard financial romantics, it’s a rare wedding where “credit scores” share billing with sickness and health. But it might be time to update those well-worn marriage vows.From that moment forward, your spouse’s credit profile will ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

17 People Who Could Steal Your Identity

People live a huge portion of their lives in the digital sphere, so most people will have their sensitive information stolen at some point, if not multiple times. It may be as small as noticing a few dollars of unauthorized activity on your credit card ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 29 2014]
First reported Sep 29 2014 - Updated Sep 29 2014 - 1 reports

The Real Reason Your Car Dealer Wants to Lend You Money

In response to what it sees as a troubling trend of auto-lending discrimination at banks, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is proposing to oversee the business practices of nonbank consumer auto lenders – including automakers’ financing units ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 29 2014]

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“The cashier doesn’t really care: ‘If this is how you want to pay, pay — we have 10 other people behind you, we have to move on, "” Sklar said, describing a worker’s mentality when dealing with a possibly suspicious transaction. “People will do things against company policies.”"
“If any student is getting a refund check and realizes, ‘Whoa I don’t need all this money, "” said Karen McCarthy, senior policy analyst for NASFAA. “They should consult with the aid office to make sure they really don’t need that money. … You don’t you want to send money back and realize you can’t pay your rent next month because you were supposed to use loan money for that.”"

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Can You Buy a Good Credit Score? [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
How One Woman Got Caught Up in a Craigslist Car... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
The Right Way to Help a Family Member Buy a Home [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
Mom Traded Her Diamond Ring for Son’s Classes [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
How Can Someone Steal Your Credit Card While It... [Published Credit.com - 10 hours ago]
Report: Car Insurance Is More Expensive for Low... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
An Insider’s Guide to Boosting Your Kid’s IQ [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
Can Your Spouse’s Credit Score Kill Your Mortgage? [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
The Next Massive Security Flaw You Should Worry... [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
Stolen Cellphone Racked Up $500K Bill in One Day [Published Credit.com - Sep 30 2014]
17 People Who Could Steal Your Identity [Published Credit.com - Sep 29 2014]
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