Monthly Archive:: April 2018

5.5 Million Could Get Credit Score Boost With Tax Liens Removed

If your credit score jumped 20-40 points last summer, you may see another boost in May as the credit reporting agencies finish changes to remove incomplete identifying information from credit reports. On April 16, the credit reporting agencies Equifax, Experian and TransUnion implemented the

How Federal Reserve Interest Rates Affect Your Credit

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates in March to their highest level in a decade, and more increases are on the way. Higher interest rates will affect consumers in many ways — including car and home loans, though most borrowers who have those loans

A Secret Your Credit Card Company is Unlikely to Tell You (Unless You Ask)

Being at the bottom of a pile of credit card debt can be overwhelming. Making just the minimum monthly payment can be difficult, putting the long-term goal of paying off the credit card completely almost too far to see. Chances are your credit card

Are The New Credit Card Chips Working to Prevent Fraud?

Those annoying, beeping and longer stays at the checkout counter when inserting a chip credit card into a clunky machine that may or may not work are paying off in one big way — less fraud. Chip cards, also known as “EMV” cards for