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Secured Credit Cards

By Max Fay | June 11, 2018

If you don’t qualify for a traditional credit card because you have no credit history, secured credit cards are a great way to get your toes wet and learn how…

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Consumer Fraud

By Bill Fay | June 7, 2018

Given the dramatic increase in the number of delivery systems bombarding American homes — television, radio, internet, social media, phone, mass mailings, magazines, flyers, advertising copy — and the fact…

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3 Major Credit Reporting Agencies

By Bill Fay | June 7, 2018

  To many American consumers, the three major credit bureaus — Experian, Equifax and TransUnion — must seem like confusing and unexplainable financial force. The “Big Three” credit reporting bureaus…

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How to Avoid Credit Card Fraud

By Bill Fay | June 1, 2018

Welcome to every consumer’s nightmare. For years, you’ve have used credit cards for everything from gas to groceries to going out on the town and never thought twice about the…

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Debt Arbitration & Negotiation Services

By Bill Fay | May 31, 2018

Debt collection arbitration is a process for resolving unpaid debt that is seriously, sometimes hopelessly, in arrears. If being desperately and deeply in debt describes you, and settling up for…

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Credit Unions

By Bill Fay | May 24, 2018

Credit unions are nonprofit organizations that provide members the same financial services as banks, but without the emphasis on making money. The 115 million Americans who belong to credit unions…

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How is Credit Card Interest Calculated?

By Bill Fay | May 24, 2018

Interest rates and credit cards have a powerful — and potentially explosive — relationship in the U.S. economy. Interest rates are the economic fuel that makes credit card companies so…

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13 Ways to Deal with Debt Collectors & Agencies

By Max Fay | May 20, 2018

The debt collection industry generates $11 billion a year from the 70 million Americans who haven’t or can’t pay their bills. Debt collectors get most of their revenue from people…

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How to Increase Your Credit Score

By Bents Dulcio | May 18, 2018

There are a lot of tips and tricks on improving your credit score – and we’ll get to those in a moment – but nothing will raise your credit score…

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What Are Charge-Offs?

By Max Fay | May 7, 2018

If you are struggling to make payments on credit accounts, receiving a message like this – “Your account has been charged off!” – might sound like the answer to your dreams. It…