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There are a lot of ways your identity can be stolen. Someone may grab your mail. They may scam you. They may pick your pocket or pick through your trash. But what if your identity was stolen by someone who works at your bank or insurance company? That'...
Despite debt dropping in South Florida, credit scores have actually worsened from a year ago, making it harder for some to snag the lowest interest rates or even get a loan of any kind. The average credit score in Broward and Miami-Dade fell to 646 in...
Reports: MBA mortgage index for week ended April 20, 6 a.m.; Durable goods orders for March, 7:30 a.m.; Crude inventories for week ended April 20, 9:30 a.m. Local earnings: Boeing Co., First Midwest Bancorp Inc., Horace Mann Educators Corp., Morningstar...
If you’re concerned about someone stealing your financial identity, you might be tempted to buy one of the many identity-protection services being heavily promoted. Millions of Americans have, but are they worth it? Consumer Reports analyzed that...
L.A. NOWCredit reporting agencies said they are investigating how hackers were able to obtain personal information on a wide array of public figures that included Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, Jay-Z and Beyonce. The hackers posted detailed financial...
About 10 million consumers, through no fault of their own, have serious errors on their credit reports, raising troubling questions about people's ability to secure loans and the fairness of interest rates they're charged. In the first study of its...
Perhaps no area of personal finance is more confusing than credit. That's because some of the basic tenets of credit scoring seem illogical. How can a billionaire have a worse credit score than his butler? Why does it help my credit scores if I have many...
A young Poconos man nearly was in tears when we talked about his credit reports. He said his father's medical debts mistakenly were showing up on his reports, and no matter how hard he tried, he couldn't get them removed. He was trying to get loans to...
WASHINGTON -- About one in 20 consumers had significant errors on their credit reports that could cause them to pay more for auto loans and other financial products, according to a Federal Trade Commission report released Monday. The study also found...
Credit reports contain information about us that essentially will determine how much we pay for insurance, auto loans and other forms of credit. That’s because information in credit reports is used to generate credit scores, which lenders and others...
Watchdog with Paul MuschickMany people know we're all entitled to one free report annually from the major credit bureaus - Experian, Equifax and TransUnion. It's a good idea to check them to make sure your credit history is accurate. But did you know......
When applying for a mortgage loan, borrower candidates face more scrutiny today than in years past. Lenders carefully assess credit-worthiness and ability to repay the loan by looking at income, credit score and history, employment history, tax returns,...
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