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How Credit Scores Are Actually Created

Credit.com | Posted 04.30.2013 | Business
Credit.com

By Barry Paperno Have you ever wondered how they come up with a three-digit number that can predict whether you're a good or bad credit risk? Back i...

10 Things You Should Never Pay For

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 08.23.2012 | Money

Is the era of free stuff coming to an end? Many signs would point to yes. Banks continue to slap on fees for what most considered entitled service...

March Madness: 5 Tips to Keep Your Credit Score From Looking Like Your Busted Brackets

Adrian Nazari | Posted 05.30.2012 | Money
Adrian Nazari

This year Duke and Missouri were the culprits for obliterating my brackets. So in the spirit of March Madness, I thought I would share a few lesser known tips for keeping your credit score from looking like this year's busted brackets.

7 Final Lies About Credit Scores That Can Cost You

Laura Adams | Posted 05.29.2012 | Money
Laura Adams

Federal law allows government agencies and businesses that have a legitimate need for your credit information to access your credit report before doing business with you or after you become a customer -- even without your permission.

New Free Credit Report Advertising Rule

AP | CANDICE CHOI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

NEW YORK — Now that it will be easier to find your free credit report, you may be curious about who else can see it and how it can be used. Start...

FTC Takes On Credit Monitoring Services Like Freecreditreport.com

New York Times | RON LIEBER | Posted 02.13.2014 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission is not amused. It has long believed that the company that owns freecreditreport.com is deliberately diverting people from...

Arthur Delaney

State Department Gone Wild (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

The good folks at the United States consulate in Merida have created a helpful, rock music-filled Spring Break video for the Cancun-bound. The messag...

Arthur Delaney

FTC Parodies FreeCreditReport.Com Ads (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The Federal Trade Commission is hoping to go viral. On Tuesday the FTC's Bureau of Consumer Protection uploaded some funny videos to YouTube -- paro...

Arthur Delaney

Free Credit Report: How The Ads Soak Consumers

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Commercials for FreeCreditReport.com have reached a saturation point in the consciousness of the television-watching public. The affable, scruffy youn...

Ed McMahon Gets Job Rapping About Credit Woes

AP | DERRIK J. LANG | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

LOS ANGELES (AP) _ Ed McMahon has an unexpected new job title: rapper. The 85-year-old former "Tonight Show" sidekick will star in two viral rap video...

Songs For Sale: The Era of the New Megahit

David Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
David Singer

As in any ecosystem, a new and parasitic mutation is coming to fill the void, giving us the tunes that will become part of our lives, our history, our shared cultural identity. I speak, of course, of the jingle.

FreeCreditReport.com Unveils New Ad: A Rap Song (VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

FreeCreditReport.com has finally unveiled a new ad. The previous ads, songs about marrying a girl with bad credit, being forced to work as pirate in a...

How To Clear Mistakes From Your Credit Report

MSNBC | Laura T. Coffey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Have you ever been horrified to discover errors on your credit report? Such inaccuracies can and should strike fear into any conscientious consumer's ...

"Free" Credit Reports Sometimes Aren't Free

USA Today | Byron Acohido, Jon Swartz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Like many consumers, Wendy Temple's first step shopping for a mortgage was to go online to get a sense of where she stood as a prospective borrower. ...