Tag: credit report

Use this sample to draft a letter disputing errors on your credit report.

Your letter should clearly identify each item in your report you dispute, state the facts and explain why you dispute the information, and request that it be removed...

Write checks at the store? You’ll want to read this.

One of the nation’s largest check authorization services — Certegy Check Services, Inc. — has agreed to pay $3.5 million to settle FTC charges that it violated the Fair Credit Reporting...

During the school year, parents are asked to sign many forms. In the wrong hands, the personal information on these forms can be used to commit fraud in your child’s name — to apply for government benefits, open credit card accounts, or apply for...

When disaster strikes, thoughts turn to the welfare of family, friends, and colleagues. Here are several sites to help ease the worry.

During a disaster, register yourself on the Red Cross Safe and Well List so that family and friends know of...

If you negotiated a short sale of your home, you may be surprised to learn that some mortgage loan underwriting systems can’t distinguish short sales from foreclosures on consumer reports. And that may keep or delay you from getting a new...

Crescent City or The Big Easy? “Nawlins” or just New Orleans? However you call this beautiful city, my colleagues and I will be there later this week at the National Council of La Raza (NCLR) Annual Conference handing out bilingual materials and...

If you are struggling to make your mortgage payments — or you’ve missed making some payments — you may be thinking about negotiating a short sale of your home with your lender. After all, a short sale may not hurt your credit rating as much as a...

If you’re thinking about applying for a credit card, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), the nation’s consumer protection agency, says be skeptical of gold, platinum, or pre-approved card offers that promise to get you a major credit card or...

                             Shopping around for a home loan will help you get the best financing deal. A mortgage is a product, so why not apply the same tactics you use before you make any other major purchase? The cost of a mortgage...

Planning to attend AARP’s Life@50+ National Event in Las Vegas next week? We’ll see you there! My colleagues and I will be on hand exhibiting new materials. We’re more than happy to chat with you about how to spot, stop and avoid scams.

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