Tag: credit repair

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Selling a Dream: The Myth of Credit Repair Companies

Poor financial literacy, a shrinking middle class and rampant consumerism¬† have gotten Americans in a lot of trouble (read: debt). And for every problem, there’s always someone with an entrepreneurial spirit willing to offer you a solution for a fee. Allow me to introduce you to the credit repair guy. He can “boost your score, ...

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Fraud Alerts, Hacks, and Insider Trading

You’d have to be under a rock to not have heard of the Equifax hack that exposed the personal information of millions of customers (143 millions to be exact) that amount to essentially 1/2 of the entire U.S. population. It’s alarming and frustrating because the nature of their organization does not allow us to opt ...

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Prey to Play: Exploiting Black Misinformation

In a country built on a legacy of race-based abuse and marginalization, it should be a surprise to no one that segregation was the norm until HUD decided to outlaw discriminatory norms that after several decades (excluding centuries of slavery since “property” cannot own property) of people of color, mainly blacks, being locked out of ...

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10 things everyone should do before 30 to improve their financial lives

Whether it’s due to helicopter parenting, growing up in rough economic times, or some combination of both, millennials are not thriving economically. It is becoming such a problem from older millennials like myself who have been out on their own for a number of years, that people are actually cashing in on our generation’s lack ...

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The 7-Step Guide to Healing Your Credit

Before you read this post, I encourage you to take a look at the previous blog that talks about what makes up a credit score. You will have a better understanding of how the steps that I am recommending will impact your score every step of the way. Welcome back! Now that you know what ...

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The Anatomy of a Credit Score

What makes up a credit score? Credit scores are the most popular mysteries. We know they’re important and we know that we all have one. Furthermore, people and organizations who are not¬†lenders that we interact with (landlords, insurance companies, employers) are placing increase value on the credit score as they evaluate us in all aspect ...

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Why You Should Check Your Credit Report

If you have not figured it out by now, your credit history is extremely important. Credit has transformed from something financial institutions used to determine if you can be trusted with their money, into something everyone else uses to assess your character. Here are some (unexpected) uses of your credit report: Insurance Companies: They are ...

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