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    Increasing Transparency and Protection for Consumers (part 2 of 2)

    Monday, October 26th, 2015

    Fortunately, due to the settlement agreement executed by Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion along with the Attorney General’s Office of New York, consumers can celebrate a minor victory. We’ve outlined the changes made public for you below. Be aware that although there is specific verbiage to residents of New York, this agreement has national significance and […]

    Increasing Transparency and Protection for Consumers (part 1 of 2)

    Monday, October 19th, 2015

    In 2012, the Attorney General from New York, Erik Schneiderman, started an investigation to find a solution to the high amount of complaints his office was receiving due to credit reporting issues. NYC Department of Consumer Affairs Commissioner Julie Menin cites that “debt collection is consistently one of our top complaints, with collection of debts […]

    Paying double for homeowners insurance? Check your credit score

    Wednesday, October 14th, 2015

    In the news:  Most people know that a poor credit score will impact their home purchase, but many don’t know that low credit scores impact consumers in a myriad of ways.  Here is an article by that says that low credit scores can double your homeowners insurance. Article

    How to Avoid Identity Theft

    Tuesday, October 13th, 2015

    It is best to practice safety of your personal and financial information. However, you cannot always prevent becoming a victim of identity theft. Many safeguards can be put into place, but ultimately, our behavior and decisions must always remain guarded. Below are some precautionary tips you can take to keep your information safe. TIPS & […]

    Another Reason Not To Carry A Balance on Your Credit Card

    Monday, October 5th, 2015

    For those who use credit cards there are two kinds of people; Revolvers and Transactors.  A “revolver” is someone who pays less than the full balance and carries an amount of their balance over to the next month.  A “transactor” is someone who uses their credit card, but pays it in full before the due […]