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Greenpath Credit Counselors Host Personal Finance Twitter Chat on October 22 at Noon ET
FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — GreenPath Debt Solution's education and training department will host its first "Twitter Chat" on Wednesday, October 22 at noon ET under #GPKnows. …
Watch Out for These Credit Score Scams
Shortly after signing up to get my free credit score at one of the popular websites that offers the service, I received an email alerting me that my score had recently changed and that I should log into the site provided to check on it. Since I had recently signed up for my free score, I almost fell for the scam and followed the link, which could have compromised my personal information. (I …
Are Free Credit Scores Really Free?
Consumers tend to regard the offer of "free" stuff suspiciously, and rightly so, especially when it relates to credit cards. In the past, companies that have offered free credit scores or free credit reports have enrolled unsuspecting consumers into monthly programs that charged fees. The Federal Trade Commission warns consumers that "impostor" websites claiming to offer "free credit scores" are …
Credit reports key to detecting fraud
If you suspect someone is trying to open a card account in your name, fraud alerts and credit report monitoring can stop thieves before they start stealing
Obama Uses Executive Order To Improve Credit Card Security
Obama enacts security measures on federal credit cards just as his gets declined at restaurant. The post Obama Uses Executive Order To Improve Credit Card Security appeared first on MadameNoire .
Should You Give Your Teen a Credit Card?
Thinking of giving your teen a credit card? It’s important to review the pros and cons before making the leap.
How Can Someone Steal Your Credit Card While It's Still in Your Wallet?
It makes sense to see fraudulent charges on a bank statement after someone snags your wallet, but how do thieves steal your credit card without taking it?
Should Grandparents Worry About Their Credit?
Your grandparents may seem to have out-saved their need for credit, but should they still pay attention to it?
Check your free credit report 3X per year
Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10” campaign.
5 Ways Your Kid Can Hurt Your Credit
We know kids can lighten your wallet, but they can also flatten your credit. Here are five ways kids can cause their parents' credit scores to drop.