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Free credit scores: Help or hindrance?
Free credit scores are available like never before. But are they making things clearer or causing confusion?

Free identity-theft protection, credit reports and credit scores are there for the asking
In 2012, hackers infiltrated the S.C. Department of Revenue's computers, stealing financial information from millions of taxpayers that included credit card and Social Security numbers, but concerns about identity theft seem to have since faded away.

If you think there's no such thing as free lunch, think again. There are lots of products you can get online without …
Consumer Reports ShopSmart magazine has found the best freebies – everything from cosmetics to pet food.

How to Improve a Credit Score: 4 Quick Tips
Few things are worse than having poor credit. Here are four tips to improve a credit score.

Help! Late Payments Are Hurting My Credit… But They Aren't Mine
If you're an authorized user on someone else's card in order to build credit, but the primary accountholder misses payments — what can you do?

Data breaches are increasingly common, here's how to protect your financial information
In the last year, major companies like Target, LinkedIn, eBay and Neiman Marcus have also been hacked. The incidents are especially troubling to consumers as online and mobile shopping continues to grow. People aren't likely to stop using their credit and debit cards any time soon, and as data breaches become increasingly common, consumers don't often know what to do when a company they've done …

Protect yourself from identity theft
It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information. The nonprofit agency, …

How to Dispute Credit Report Errors
It's unfortunate, but the credit bureaus don't always have your information correct. In fact, a 2013 Federal Trade Commission study found that one in four consumers identified errors on their credit reports that might affect their credit scores. This is a pretty serious issue, as just one error could drop your credit score and cost you thousands of dollars in interest. Pull and review your …

How to Protect Yourself Against Identity Theft
NEW YORK (AP) — It's an almost weekly occurrence: On Tuesday, Goodwill said its computer systems may have been hacked, leading to the possible theft of customers' credit and debit card information.

Protect Yourself From Online Scammers
CHICAGO, July 22, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — A recent investigation by the Cook County Sheriff's Department resulted in authorities busting up a fake sports and concert tickets ring that may have defrauded countless individuals in the Chicago area, and highlighted the fact that it's getting easier and easier for scammers to work online, and for consumers to fall prey to scams and frauds and …