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Tax season is a great time to check credit, finances

Dawn Papandrea

Every year at tax time, I’m forced to sift through my shoebox full of receipts, print out spreadsheets and take inventory of my financial accounts. I might be a personal finance writer, but my record keeping admittedly needs some work.…
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Free ways to check credit to monitor score, reports

Taylor Tompkins

The big letters spelling out “credit check” seemed to jump out of the email. I was reading a letter of acceptance email from CreditCards.com, after having been offered a reporter job here, explaining that a background check would be conducted…
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Your greatest credit hits (and misses), available on CD

Brady Porche

What would you do if you received your credit report on an audio CD instead of in print or a PDF? Would you pop it into your car’s CD player, roll your windows down and cruise to the sounds of…
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What helping the homeless is teaching me about credit

Erica Sandberg

What do homeless people need to know about credit? Don’t they have more important things to think about? It turns out that many of the homeless need what everybody else in America needs: credit information and guidance that will help…
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Naming baby after yourself can cause credit mix-ups

Brady Porche

Expecting a baby? Be careful of the name you choose — your kid could get teased at school or worse, suffer credit report headaches as an adult. With a handful of time-tested exceptions, parents’ taste in baby names has evolved…
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