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  • What Target's data breach means for consumers [Live video chat]

    Target reported Thursday that data from 40 million credit and debit cards used by its customers might have been stolen by cyber-crooks between Nov. 27 and Dec. 15.  The breach affects any customers who used their payment cards at U.S. stores, the...
  • What to do about a stolen identity

    Q: My identity was stolen to open a Comcast account. Since I didn't pay the bill it was sent to a collections company. Now I have a record on my credit report. Comcast and the collections company tell me I have to dispute with the credit reporting...
  • Opting out shields teens from tempting credit offers

    It can be hard enough for adults to resist the steady stream of tempting junk mail solicitations offering easy credit. So imagine what it must be like for a 21-year-old to fend off the mailbox pitches for plastic, especially if he's not mature enough yet...
  • After foreclosure, mysterious eviction record surfaces

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Q: I had a mortgage with a big box lender. I lost my job and hung on as long as possible. My home was actively listed for sale, and we had a short sale contract after jumping through every hoop they said. At the last...
  • Whither real estate market as interest rates rise?

    By Ilyce Glink and Samuel J. Tamkin Wouldn't you know it? There are still buyers wondering if now is the time to buy a home. Now, when inventory is extremely low, mortgage interest rates are starting to rise and home prices have seen huge price jumps...
  • Loan documents often missing these days after mortgage is paid off

    Q: In a recent column you wrote that when you pay off your mortgage you should receive, among other things, the original note marked "paid" or shown with a zero balance. We paid off our mortgage in 2008, and I jumped through hoops at the time to get a...
  • Home equity credit lines see a resurgence

    WASHINGTON — One of the mortgage products that contributed to the housing crash is booming again: New home equity credit line borrowings soared 42% in the final three months of 2013 and were up sharply for the entire year, to $111 billion. But...
  • New website may help explain reasons for low credit score

    New website may help explain reasons for low credit score
    It hurts when you've been rejected for a mortgage. Of course, there are many reasons you can be turned down. You may not have been employed long enough in your current job, for example, or you may not make enough money for the property you want to buy....
  • Target says data breach is far larger than first estimated

    Target says data breach is far larger than first estimated
    The data breach at Target Corp. is dramatically larger than first estimated, affecting as many as 110 million consumers and deepening a public relations nightmare for the beleaguered retailer. The Minneapolis company said Friday that the personal...
  • More than Target customers are at ID theft risk

    More than Target customers are at ID theft risk
    Your personal information isn't safe. That doesn't apply only to the 40 million Target shoppers whose credit and debit card numbers may now be in the hands of hackers. It's a trend that's been clear for many years: The stewards of consumers'...
  • Are you a Target shopper?

    Are you a Target shopper?
    Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is advising Target customers about how to protect themselves after a theft of consumer information from 40 million debit and credit cards used at the retail chain was reported. She says Floridians who used their...
  • About one-third of complaints about credit bureaus result in relief

     
    If you've got a beef with one of the big 3 credit bureaus (Experian, Equifax and TransUnion) and you're wondering whether it's worth your while to file a complaint, a study released Tuesday offers some guidance. The U.S. Public Interest......