10 Steps to Stop ID Theft Dead in Its Tracks!

Identity theft happens all too frequently. A few careless mistakes with your personal information and you could be in the clutches of an ID thief. How do you prevent identity theft and fraud from happening to you? Here are 10 steps to safeguard your personal information and make sure ne’er do wells don’t snatch your credit identity.

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Are You Afraid of Your Credit Report?

5 Reasons to Stop Fearing Your Credit Report

When asking friends or family if they’ve checked their credit report, it’s not uncommon to get a variety of responses. But one that’s more common than you might think is, “Nah, I messed up some things in the past. I don’t want to know.” In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss. Find out why it’s time to suppress the fear and check your credit.

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Improve Your Credit Score with Your Mortgage Payment

5 Home Finance Tips to Improve Your Credit Score

Whether you are looking to refinance your home loan or simply clean up your credit, costs and payments associated with your home carry greater weight when it comes to your credit score than other types of financing. Discover at least ways five ways you can improve your credit or keep your score soaring high – and how they relate to your home.

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5 Tips to Get Your Financial Life Ready for the New Year (Part 1)

The end of each year brings a time for reflection and renewal, and this is especially valuable when it comes to personal finance. As the year 2010 comes to a close, are you better off financially than you were on January 1 of this year? What would you like to do differently so that your finances are in better shape at the end of 2011? Here are a few things you can do by the end of the year to improve your financial position for 2011.

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Tis the Season: How to Protect Yourself from Identity Theft during the Holidays

he holiday spirit seems to conjure up the criminal spirit too, as the holidays often see a spike in the amount of identity theft, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center. With more people shopping online, the increased pool of victims seems to lure out identity thieves right along with those out for a shopping spree. Since you are at more risk during the holiday season than you are at other times of the year, take some necessary precautions to further protect your identity, your credit and your money.

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