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What Should You Know About the Dark Web?

Learn more about what the dark web is, and why it should matter to you as a part of your identity protection strategy.

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Protecting Yourself from Tax Time Identity Theft

March 31, 2016

Anabel Marquez of the IRS joins to share the new tricks and old ways that identity thieves work to capture your identifying information during tax time. Learn what to...

How do you know which credit score to believe? They’re all different.

March 29, 2016

There are lots of different credit scores from lots of different companies. They are all real and legitimate, just different. Each score represents the information in your credit report....

Audio: Experian Etc. with Brad Lawler

March 29, 2016

Using the power of mobile to put something so many people find daunting – investing – into your pocket is something special. People often think of investing as something...

How much does your credit score drop if you close a card?

March 29, 2016

Whether closing an account will help or hurt your score depends on what the rest of your credit history looks like. If you have too many open credit card...

I have bad credit. How do I bring it back up?

March 29, 2016

The most important factor in a credit score is making all of your payments on time, every time. The best way to begin improving your credit score is to...

Why do Experian, Equifax and TransUnion differ so much in score?

March 29, 2016

Experian, Equifax and TransUnion provide the information used to calculate credit scores in the form of a credit report. The three credit bureaus don’t actually calculate a score. There...

I recently paid off a closed/derogatory account. Will this help my score?

March 29, 2016

Paying off a past due account is an important first step to improving your credit history, and although the account will still be considered potentially negative, you may see...

Why does it take so long to build credit, yet it drops quickly?

March 29, 2016

Credit reports reflect your credit history and help predict that you are trustworthy by the way you manage your debts over time. If you are unable to pay your...

Should I add my teenage son as an authorized user?

March 29, 2016

If you want to teach your minor child about credit, it’s not a bad strategy to add them as an authorized user as long as you are diligent about...

I’m transferring a balance for a promo APR. How much should I put on the card? What’s too high of a utilization?

March 29, 2016

The recommendation is that you never have a utilization rate on one card or in total of more than 30% of your credit limits. That is a maximum. The...

Infographic: Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

March 28, 2016

While it’s never good news to discover that your credit scores have dipped, there are a few good questions that you can start by asking to help discover the...

Infographic: Key Components of a FICO® Score: New Credit (4 of 4)

March 25, 2016

Many people know that a credit score doesn’t just look at one type of information to calculate your creditworthiness. What goes into a FICO® Score? It’s a very specific set...

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