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Equifax Operates Another Credit Bureau, and You Can’t Freeze Your Report Online

Remember all that trouble you went through to freeze your credit report after the massive and unforgivable Equifax hack? Turns out it was all for nothing, as security writer Brian Krebs reported Wednesday that the same company responsible for compromising the security of nearly two-thirds of the adult population of…Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Why Your Credit Score Suddenly Dropped by 200 Points

There you are, minding your own business, when you get a notification from one of your finance apps. “New Credit Score Available” it says, and you open the app, ready for a midday distraction, only to see that your score has dropped by 200 points since you last checked a month ago.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How Equifax Screwed Up My Financial Life

Following a malicious hacking of the credit reporting agency Equifax — an attack that impacted some 150 million Americans whose personal financial information has been stolen — the agency tried to pull a fast one. Equifax set up a site called equifaxsecurity2017.com for customers to …Continue reading Continue Reading at https://thedailybanter.com

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What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Transfer a Balance?

If you want to pay off your credit card debt faster, you might transfer your balance to a low-interest (or better yet, zero-interest) credit card. It’s not a move you want to make lightly, but it can be a useful hack. And surprisingly, it might actually boost your credit score.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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