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Protecting your credit score from aggressive lenders

Consumer columnist David Lazarus answers your questions.

Howard tried to refinance his mortgage with one of those lenders that advertise a lot on TV. The deal didn't go well, and Howard discovered that the lender made so many inquiries on his credit files that his credit score took a pounding.

His question: How do you protect your credit score from something like this?

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It's an important question because any unresolved issue involving your credit files can have an effect that lasts for years.

The solution? Check out today's Ask Laz video.

If you have a consumer question of your own, email me at asklaz@latimes.com, or contact me via Twitter using the hashtag #AskLaz.

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