| Oct 20, 2010
| 10:33 AM
Here are some quick and easy things to do keep you and your family safe from identity thieves.
Shred. You can stop identity thieves by buying a quality crosscut shredder. Shred everything with your name, address and other personal information on it. This...
| Sep 21, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Credit report giant Experian is acquiring Calabasas-based Mighty Net, a far smaller rival in the business of selling consumers information about their files at the three large credit trackers -- TransUnion, Equifax and Experian itself. Experian, based...
| Aug 27, 2010
My identity was hijacked. Unfortunately, that's an all too common occurrence in Glendale. And unfortunately in this Internet age, names and numbers are all also too readily available.
My first indication that something was amiss was when I received a...
| Aug 16, 2010
A new law enacted as part of President Obama's credit card reform policy could make it more difficult for students who seek to establish a good history of credit during their college years.
The new law, known as the "Card Act," requires college...
| Jul 29, 2010
It's probably one of the most nerve-racking feelings. You check your back pocket or your purse and you realize you've just lost your wallet. So other than call your creditors, the bank, and the police to protect yourself from identity thieves, what...
| May 27, 2010
| 10:30 AM
| Apr 8, 2010
| 8:34 PM
HAGERSTOWN -- Shred, shred, shred.
That's one of the best ways to keep identity thieves at bay, Washington County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Christopher Howard said Wednesday.
He said many people immediately throw away junk mail. But pieces that...
| Apr 7, 2010
| 4:34 PM
In a hopeful sign for the economy, a bankers group on Wednesday reported that fewer loans to consumers were going bad in the fourth quarter, the second consecutive quarter of improvement. Delinquencies fell in eight of 11 consumer loan categories......
| Feb 10, 2010
| 3:13 PM
When you are shopping for a home, it makes sense to know your price range. Often the first step a real estate agent will take is prequalify you for a loan. This might be a ballpark figure or estimate based on typical loan setups, or you may formally apply...
| Oct 6, 2009
| 9:21 AM
Finally paying off your credit cards may feel good, but cutting them up and closing the account may not be a good idea.
"That is a big mistake because you're going to lose your credit to debt ratio," said Chase Peckham of Debtwave Credit Counseling. "You...
| Sep 30, 2009
| 4:34 PM
California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown today sued two top officials at a Los Angeles-based credit repair firm, accusing them of ignoring "repeated warnings" to register with his office and post a $100,000 bond. Todd Swick and Michael Sardo are the......