Will Parking Fines or Speeding Tickets Affect My Credit Score?

It’s no fun to be fined for parking in the wrong place at the wrong time or getting a speeding ticket. Driving safely is important, which means that these infractions can even affect other things like your car insurance or life insurance rates. Will parking fines or speeding tickets affect my credit score as well? … Read more

Rapid Reader Questions, Debt Consolidation, Navient, Credit Score, Fraud, and More

Q: Is it legal for a mortgage company to all of a sudden demand a deferment balance from 10 years ago now, or will they foreclose on the home I am one month behind on the monthly payment? A: That sounds a lot like a balloon mortgage (a mortgage in which a large portion of … Read more

Add Points to Your Credit Score by Talking on the Phone and Watching Netflix

If you’re among the millions streaming more often during COVID-19, Experian is offering a way to use the leading video streaming service to boost your credit. Building on its groundbreaking consumer credit product, Experian Boost™, the company announced today that consumers can add video streaming payment history to their Experian credit reports using Experian Boost. … Read more

Are Collections on Credit Reports Out of Control?

Household debt balances continued their upward trend in the second quarter, with increases in mortgage, auto, and credit card balances, according to the latest Quarterly Report on Household Debt and Credit from the New York Fed’s Center for Microeconomic Data. Student loans were roughly flat, a typical seasonal pattern in the second quarter. The Quarterly … Read more

Should We Get a Loan to Payoff Our Cards to Boost Our Credit Score? – Chris

Question: Dear Steve, Are fixed rate personal loans better than revolving credit (credit cards) for your credit report? I’ve seen different opinions on this so thought I’d ask the expert. Because of a business that failed we ran up some hefty credit card debt ($15k+). Would it be better for our credit score if we … Read more

Double Standard For Debt Settlement. Not So Sleazy Now, Ask Hilary Clinton, John Glenn and the FEC.

Originally published December 11, 2009 Consumer debt is a world of double standards. On one hand you have advocates screaming about the evils of debt settlements or that groups that charge people for professional help to do debt settlements are ripping off consumers because settling debts is something that anyone can do. Don’t get me … Read more

1 in 10 Americans Don’t Have a Credit Score or Credit Report

One in 10 U.S. adults is invisible to much of the American economy because they have no credit report or score, a new report by the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has found. Those 26 million adults — disproportionately Black or Hispanic — have virtually no chance to borrow money or use credit cards. And another … Read more

National Debt Relief Shares The Good News For Consumers With Bad Credit

Philadelphia, PA (PRWEB) April 12, 2015 National Debt Relief recently shared in an article published April 6, 2015 how consumers who has either a very low credit score or zero credit score can finally have an easier access to credit. The article explains how FICO came up with the pilot program and who will mostly … Read more