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  • Swift Justice: Car payments, cable bills and co-signing

    Dear Jackie, While living with my boyfriend in Iowa for two years, I helped pay for a sports car he purchased. He promised me at the time that if we ever broke up, he would make sure to pay me for all of the payments I made towards the car. I have copies...
  • Your credit score is too important not to maintain

    Your credit score will determine not only whether you can obtain credit, but also the cost of credit to you. The difference of even a few points can cost -- or save -- you thousands of dollars in interest expense. The most commonly used credit score is...
  • Beware errors in your credit report -- and take steps to correct them

    As of the 2000 census, the most recent numbers available, 2.3 million Americans had the last name Smith, while 1.8 million were Johnsons, 1 million Davises, 850,000 Garcias and 600,000 Lees. Why is this important? Because having a common name is one of...
  • A monthly statement can teach a lot

    Want to help your kids understand why people get in trouble with credit cards? Show them your latest monthly statement from the holidays -- the terminology, the interest costs and the line after line of charges for every time you took the plastic out...
  • Hobo or Boy Scout? Credit quiz tells the score

    It's one of the most important numbers influencing life on this planet, and I don't mean your ZIP code, dress size or how much you spent on Mother's Day gifts for your wife. I mean your credit score, which, besides determining how much credit you get...
  • Spending: What you need to know about identity theft

    1. It's no joke. Although the film Identity Thief is a comedy, it highlights how pervasive ID theft has become -- and how easy it is for criminals to wreak havoc. Still, you don't need to lose sleep -- or sign up for pricey monitoring services. 2. Who'...
  • Family finances: Hire an identity bodyguard

    Over the years, we have cast a skeptical eye on services that charge a fee in exchange for identity-theft protection. Why pay for a company to monitor your credit reports when you can get them free? But with so many entities, from your employer to your...
  • Probes launch of hackers who targeted Jay-Z, Beyonce, LAPD chief

     
    Credit 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...
  • Measuring identity theft protection services

     
    People occasionally ask me what I know about companies that offer identity theft protection services and whether they are worth the cost. I haven't explored that issue, but the Consumer Federation of America has, and it issued an update this......
  • You're entitled to more consumer reports than you may realize

     
    Many 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......
  • Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser

    Clear your cache: Websites store personal data on your Web browser
    Sensitive financial and healthcare information is stored on Web browsers, making it easily accessible to hackers, a new analysis has found. Web browsers – Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Internet Explorer – often save images and other content on...
  • What to do if your identity is stolen

     
    Would you know what to do if your identity was stolen? You have more rights than you may know. If someone uses your name and Social Security number to open credit cards, drain your bank account, ring up large bills......