Anyone can die leaving debt behind. Spouses and families should help prepare or revise estate plans to address current credit issues and create an action plan for the possibility of remaining debt after the borrower dies.
Your credit reports are going through a major overhaul, and it's one that will help consumers. These credit bureau changes will take time to implement, but it's a nice change to go with the revamped FICO scores we saw last year.
I then contacted TransUnion's corporate office and got in touch with someone who understood what was clearly obvious. The matter was resolved a week later. Kind of. My credit score increased to nearly 800. But the false judgment remained on my credit report.
While our leaders in Washington pay little more than lip service to the need to reduce our nation's debt addiction, Americans by the millions are working harder than anytime in the past 40 years to live within their means.