In the age of paperless transactions, identify theft is something that virtually all of us are susceptible to. If your identity is stolen, the consequences can be severe, and in some cases, can take years to recover from. One way to be proactive against fraud and defend yourself from identity theft, is to freeze your […]
Freezing Your Credit is a post from Pocket Your Dollars.
It happens. A collections notice shows up, a debt collector starts calling or you find a negative report on your credit history, but you know you paid the account in question. Can you sue a company for sending you to collections for money you didn’t owe? Find out more about what the law says about… Read More
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Around 6.1% of employed Americans worked for themselves in 2019, yet the ranks of the self-employed might increase among certain professions more than others. By 2026, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that self-employment will rise by nearly 8%. Some self-employed professionals experience high pay in addition to increased flexibility. Dentists, for example, are […]
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As you make another large purchase against your credit card, inching closer towards maxing out, you might not realize the negative ramifications this activity will have on your credit score. The same goes for making the odd late payment on…
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Love to travel? Good news: There are ways to put thatÂ wanderlust to use with a travel rewards credit card. Though travel rewards cards aren’t the easiest to get approved for as they require an excellent orÂ good credit score, those who are able to snagÂ oneÂ can use itÂ to build better credit. (Just remember, before you apply it’s… Read More
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A reader writes that after contesting a collection account with all three credit bureaus, two of them deleted it but one did not.
Refinancing your student loans can make good financial sense, and thatâs especially true if your current loans are stuck at a high-interest rate. With a new loan at a lower APR, you could save a bundle of money on interest each month and ultimately pay your student debt off faster. Consolidating several loans into one […]
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Credit cardÂ billsÂ can be confusing. If everything was straightforward and clear,Â credit cardÂ debtÂ wouldn’t be such a big issue. But it’s not clear, and debt is a massive issue for millions of consumers.Â One of the most confusing aspects is theÂ minimum payment, with few consumers understanding how this works, how much damage (if any) it does to theirÂ credit […]
Does Paying the Minimum Hurt Your Credit Score is a post from Pocket Your Dollars.
Life can be unpredictable, and you never know exactly what you may need to spend money on tomorrow. In these situations, you may suddenly need more spending power on your credit cards than you previously anticipated. Fortunately, there are credit and charge cards that allow you to make the charges you need. If your credit… Read More
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