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5 Tips: Cleaning up your credit - Feb. 28, 2005 - CNNMoney

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NEW YORK (CNN/Money) - There is a lot going on right now that could affect your credit.

You could be one of the nearly 150,000 ChoicePoint victims whose identities were stolen. Or maybe you're deep in dept. And new legislation being debated on Capital Hill today could tighten the rules for personal bankruptcy -- eliminating your way out of debt. That in turn can worsen your...

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5 ways to improve your credit -- fast - Oct. 18, 2017

5 ways to improve your credit -- fast

5 stunning stats about credit cards

Building good credit takes time. But sometimes, you need to improve your credit quickly.

Your credit history might affect your ability to get a new apartment or a job. And good credit is key when you need access to funds for a new car or house. Sometimes...

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4 tips to increase your credit score fast - May. 8, 2017

4 tips to increase your credit score fast

5 stunning stats about credit cards

Most people don't put much thought into their credit scores until the time comes to apply for a loan. If you expect to need financing in the next few months and aren't convinced your credit score is high enough to get you approved, you'll need to...

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3 myths that could tank your credit score - Aug. 29, 2017

Here are three myths that could tank your credit score -- and below them, some misunderstandings about credit scores that could also hurt you:

Myth No. 1: Closing out credit card accounts will boost your score

Many people assume that if they close out a bunch of credit card accounts, their credit scores will rise. After all, having fewer cards means less possible debt, right? Well, not exactly....

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Medical debt? Big changes are coming to the way credit agencies report it

This is why you need to check your credit history

For many consumers, an unexpected health care calamity can quickly burgeon into a financial calamity. Just over half of all the debt that appears on credit reports is related to medical expenses,...

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Equifax will offer free credit locks. Here's what that ...

Equifax will offer free credit locks. Here's what that means for you

Equifax CEO 'retires' after data breach

Equifax has announced another free service to help consumers protect themselves in the wake of its massive data breach.

This one is called credit locking, and it will prevent criminals from opening a fraudulent account -- like...

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Here's what happened when I tried to freeze my credit ...

Here's what happened when I tried to freeze my credit

Freezing your credit after Equifax hack...not so easy

Like millions of other people, I freaked out a little last week when I learned that my personal information "may have been impacted" by the Equifax breach.

Thieves got the mother lode of data , which they could use to open...

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What you don't know about your credit card interest rates ...

Quick: What's the interest rate on your credit card?

Don't know? You're not alone, and you're also not likely to know if your rate goes up.

"Many people don't know their interest rate," says Majd Maksad, a former Citi executive and CEO of Status Money , a site that helps people compare their financial picture, including credit card interest rates, with information from more than 16 million...

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