Since the National Consumer Assistance Plan went into effect in 2017, public records must meet strict requirements in order to appear on consumer credit reports. Civil judgments and tax liens do not meet these new requirements, so they were removed from credit reports. At this point, the only derogatory public record that should appear on… Read More
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Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.Â Itâs a common question around these parts:Â how do I fix my credit?Â And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts… Read More
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In the age of paperless transactions, identify theft is something that virtually all of us are susceptible to. If your identity is stolen, the consequences can be severe, and in some cases, can take years to recover from. One way to be proactive against fraud and defend yourself from identity theft, is to freeze your […]
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When it comes to excuses consumers give for their poor credit scores, banks and lenders have heard it all.Â Maybe you lost your job and couldnât pay your student loan payment for a few months.Â Or perhaps you thought youâd gotten a deferment but were too busy job hunting to find out for sure.Â Maybe you […]
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Your credit score can have a huge impact on your lifeâfor better or worse. In many ways, the three major credit bureaus are the keepers of your credit score. Theyâre responsible for maintaining credit reports, which means you may need to contact them about the information included on yours. While this may seem daunting, it’s… Read More
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