A debt collector is dinging customers' credit over unpaid late fees, which many say they don't owe. Montana has sued, and Kansas calls the effort a 'possible scam.'
When it comes to maintaining your score, diligence pays off -- because lots of people are looking.
There's no proven link between credit histories and insurance claims, and insurance scoring often can be random and unfair. It's time to limit the practice.
Here's what you need to know before jumping on one of these tempting offers.
Signing up for credit-monitoring and then canceling is only one way to get your score for free.
Failing to fully repay a loan is bad. Why that happened -- carelessness, greed, or naive foolishness -- is relatively unimportant.
Deals can slide south with lenders pulling back-to-back credit profiles before a sale closes.
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