Author Archive: Amy F.
Understanding and Preventing Credit Fraud

Credit card companies are constantly trying to make their services more secure and safer to use. However, credit fraud is still an unfortunate reality for many consumers. It is important to understand what it is, how it happens and how it may be prevented.

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Credit Issues and Security Clearance

If you are able to obtain a security clearance, you will be eligible for a number of jobs that are out of reach for many candidates. But, unfortunately, financial issues may cause you to fail the background check that is necessary for a security clearance to be issued.

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How Your Credit Can Affect Your Car Insurance Rate

Unless you live in Massachusetts, Hawaii or California, your credit rating can have affect what you pay for car insurance.

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What You Need to Know About Credit Card Debt

You’ve probably heard plenty of horror stories about how people have ruined themselves financially by building up mountains of credit card debt. However, millions of consumers use credit cards every day without ever running into trouble.

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Another Reason to Buy a Used Car

At any given time, a used car purchase is going to make sense for a significant portion of buyers. And right now, choosing a previously owned vehicle over a brand new one may be the best move for even more consumers.

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Should You Consider a Debt Management Program?

If you’ve been struggling with a large amount of debt, you may have considered taking part in a debt management program (also called credit counseling).

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Stress-Free Credit Building

Yes, your credit rating is important. However, it may be easier than you think to build and maintain the kind of credit you want to have.

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