The Difference Between Credit Reports and Credit Scores

The credit industry often uses terms and abbreviations which are not fully understood by consumers. To make matters worse, sometimes uninformed members of the news media or even some self-proclaimed “experts” will misuse credit terms and perpetuate credit myths, occurrences which only add to consumer confusion about the subject of credit. So, what is the […]

You Need to Know: Will You Be Sued Over Old Debt?

It is no secret that unpaid debts can lead to a lot of problems – problems which have the ability to follow you around and make life miserable for many years. Yet although defaulted debts can haunt you for a long time in most cases these debts cannot haunt you forever. Consumer protection laws place […]

New Year’s Resolutions for Better Credit

Is your goal to purchase a home or vehicle? Are you tired of bad credit holding you back from the financing you need? If so, then building upon the excitement of the New Year might just be the perfect opportunity for you to make the changes you need to improve your credit. New Year resolutions […]

What You Need To Know About The National Consumer Assistance Plan

In the spring of 2015 Equifax, TransUnion, and Experian (better known as the 3 major credit reporting agencies) agreed to a landmark settlement agreement. Though originally announced by the attorney general of the state of New York, Eric T. Schneiderman, and shortly thereafter announced by 30 other state attorneys general, the settlement actually applies to […]

What You Need to Do If You Overspent During the Holidays

The temptation to overspend during the holidays is very high. Yet overdoing it when it comes to holiday spending will almost certainly spell trouble for your finances and your credit, causing additional holiday debt. Naturally the best course of action when it comes to holiday spending is to set a firm budget ahead of time […]