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6 Things Debt Collectors Wish You Knew

I’m a debt collector whose job it is to work on behalf of creditor clients to recover rightfully owed debts from consumers. The work debt collectors do is not popular, and has become increasingly derided by those who don’t like what we do or simply don’t ... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
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Watch Out for This Social Security Scam

The Better Business Bureau issued a warning Monday highlighting an email scam designed to trick recipients into divulging personal information, including names, addresses and Social Security numbers.The scheme involves an email from an account impersonating ... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
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It’s Time for a Data Breach Warning Label

The breach at Home Depot is only the most recent in a torrent of high-profile data compromises. Data and identity-related crimes are at record levels. Consumers are in uncharted territory, which raises a question: Is it time to do for data breaches and ... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
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Baby Boomers Beware: You May Need a Birth Certificate to Buy a Home

In the compliant world of securing a mortgage these days, explanations and full supporting documentation are now considered to be the ‘norm’. Lenders must validate that a borrower really is who they say they are. One way a mortgage lender verifies a borrower’s ... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
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Woman Arrested With 73 Credit Cards, None in Her Name

A New York woman was arrested Sept. 13 when she was found to have dozens of credit cards in her possession, none of them bearing her name, the MetroWest Daily News reported . Rosemarie Jimenez-Torres, 20, told police she was holding onto the cards for ... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 16 2014 - 1 reports

Is a Roth IRA Right for You?

Sometimes when I focus so much on saving, I watch the numbers climb without thinking too much about the way I am saving it and whether there are better options. When planning how you will save money for retirement , it’s a good idea to consider your decisions ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Bad Idea: Buying a Fake ID Online

The fake ID has been a popular purchase for decades among Americans younger than the drinking age. Many entrepreneurs have stories of creating a successful fake-ID business on college campuses (it’s illegal, but it’s lucrative), because as long as there ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

I Was Hospitalized Against My Will. Should I Have to Pay?

When police came to John Albers’ door one night in June, he could not have been more surprised. When they told him that they were taking him to a nearby psychiatric facility because they had been told he was in danger of hurting himself, he was irritated ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale: Any Takers?

There’s a lovely three-bedroom, three-bath home for sale in northeast Ohio listed at a reasonable $295,000 — for its size (2,170 square feet), it’s slightly more expensive than the median $120-per-square foot home value in the U.S., at $136 per square ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

More People Are Getting Credit. Is That a Good Thing?

A new report from Equifax shows that credit in America has risen to a six-year high. I’m a proponent of maintaining healthy credit , and at first blush this report may seem a little shocking and worrisome. This is why I decided to dig into it a little ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 15 2014 - Updated Sep 15 2014 - 1 reports

How to Pay Your Student Loans While You’re Still In School

It’s easy to ignore your student loans while you’re in school — if no bills are due, why would loan payments be on your mind? It’s a practical strategy to wait till you’ve graduated to start repaying your debt, but you can make your loans more affordable ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
First reported Sep 14 2014 - Updated Sep 14 2014 - 1 reports

23 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Less Than $50

Are you dreaming of improving your home, but you don’t have the budget to do big remodeling ? If so, there’s still plenty you can do to scratch the home-improvement itch.1. Do a Cheap FaceliftThere’s no quicker fix than a can of paint. Use it to give ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 14 2014]

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“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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Baby Boomers Beware: You May Need a Birth Certi... [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
It’s Time for a Data Breach Warning Label [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
6 Things Debt Collectors Wish You Knew [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
Watch Out for This Social Security Scam [Published Credit.com - 5 hours ago]
How to Pay Your Student Loans While You’re Stil... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
Is a Roth IRA Right for You? [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
More People Are Getting Credit. Is That a Good ... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
Jeffrey Dahmer’s Childhood Home for Sale: Any T... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
Bad Idea: Buying a Fake ID Online [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
I Was Hospitalized Against My Will. Should I Ha... [Published Credit.com - Sep 15 2014]
23 Ways to Decorate Your Home for Less Than $50 [Published Credit.com - Sep 14 2014]
What Kind of Mortgage Is Right for You? [Published Credit.com - Sep 14 2014]
How to Cut the Costs of Daily Chores [Published Credit.com - Sep 13 2014]
What to Look for When Buying a Home [Published Credit.com - Sep 13 2014]
The $1 Million Parking Space [Published Credit.com - Sep 12 2014]
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What Credit Score Do I Need to Buy a Car? [Published Credit.com - Sep 12 2014]
3 Ways Your Kids Can Get You Hacked [Published Credit.com - Sep 12 2014]
4 Credit Card Rewards Nightmares [Published Credit.com - Sep 12 2014]
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Can Your Cellphone Break Your Credit Card? [Published Credit.com - Sep 11 2014]
I Paid Off My Mortgage & My Credit Score Droppe... [Published Credit.com - Sep 11 2014]
Report Indicates Not All Student Loan News is H... [Published Credit.com - Sep 11 2014]
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Will Congress Overhaul Credit Reporting Laws? [Published Credit.com - Sep 10 2014]
Is Your Grandma the Target of Online Dating Scams? [Published Credit.com - Sep 09 2014]
All Eyes on Apple’s iWallet [Published Credit.com - Sep 09 2014]
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