Credit Scoring is a Scam and a Fraud

I was just sitting here and noticed that someone searched for “credit scoring is a scam and a fraud.” Kind of an interesting search. Frankly I never thought of it like that. But that reality is that point of view isn’t all that far off. You see the impression people have about a credit score … Read more

Sohail Wants to Pay Off Old Debts to Improve His Credit

Sohail “Dear Steve, I have debts and collection agencies had been contacting me about them, but not anymore. I want to pay off all my debts and make an excellent credit. I want help in (1) to find out how much I owe and who? (2) I want to pay you very fast and you … Read more

Opal Writes In “I’m Worried About Hurting My Credit If I Close Credit Card Accounts”

Opal “Dear Steve, I have two or three credit card that are debt free. Should I close these accounts since I don’t use them and don’t need but one active card? Would it go against my credit to close these? Opal” Dear Opal, As strange as this may sound, with only two or three credit … Read more

I Would Like to Clear Up My Credit A.S.A.P. – Ginger

Ginger “Dear Steve, I have had Identity theft happen to me and I have also messed up my credit. I want to move in July 2009. I would like to clear up my credit a.s.a.p. What are the best solutions to clearing up my credit? Ginger” Dear Ginger, Clearing up your credit is a rather … Read more

Secret Credit Bureaus You Don’t Know About, But They Know About You

So let me tell you a story about secret credit bureaus that you don’t know about. Most of us have some knowledge about the three major credit bureaus that hold our credit report and credit score. The three biggies are Equifax, Experian and Transunion. But there are more places that hold information about you. Have … Read more

ML Writes In, “I Can’t Pay My American Express Card.”

“Dear Steve, I am self employed and have lost an important account. I now cannot pay the minimum on my American Express card, which is $2,000.00. If I pay them I can’t pay my other expenses. Have you any ideas ?” Dear ML, Ouch! I know how much it hurts to lose a major account … Read more