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Consumer Reporting Agencies Follow Your Moves

Jason Alderman | Posted 08.13.2014 | Business
Jason Alderman

Did you know that there are dozens of specialty consumer reporting agencies that track your history for activities that may not appear on your regular credit reports -- things like bounced checks, late utility payments, insurance claims and prescription orders?

The Price Tag for Credit Report Errors

Ellen Schloemer | Posted 04.21.2013 | Business
Ellen Schloemer

Extrapolating that 5 percent to the 200 million Americans with a credit history means that 10 million Americans are paying more for loans than they should. How much are these folks overpaying?

Credit Score Companies To Come Under Government Oversight For First Time

AP | The Associated Press | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business

NEW YORK — The companies that determine Americans' credit scores are about to come under scrutiny by the country's new consumer watchdog. The C...

8 Things Debt Collectors Won't Tell You

Credit.com | Posted 05.16.2012 | Money
Credit.com

It should come as no surprise that if you've fallen behind on your bills, you may be hearing from debt collectors. But there are things they aren't likely to tell you, and knowing these things can make all the difference in resolving your debts.