Why Your Credit Report Matters More Than Your Credit Score

Archive for November, 2011

Why Your Credit Report Matters More Than Your Credit Score

Focusing only your credit score is like focusing only on your cholesterol number or your age — the number’s important, but not as important as how you got there.

For 31 years, a liberal voice impossible to ignore

Love him or hate him, Barney Frank’s impact on Washington debates and policy has been among the most significant of any House member outside the speaker’s office.

NewsWatch: U.S. stock futures rise; Europe, data in focus

U.S. stock futures rise on Tuesday, tracking gains in European markets, as hopes remain high that euro-zone officials will take action to tackle the sovereign debt crisis.

Money tip: It pays to know what goes into a credit score

Credit scores can be kind of scary. Perhaps that’s why there seem to be so many myths and misperceptions about exactly what’s in a credit score.

Washington financially literate; quick profit for vintage apartments; mortgage delinquencies rise

Washington state scores well in financial literacy; vintage Seattle apartments yield quick profit; and state’s mortgage delinquencies are rising.

Elderly care program struggling with fraud

A safety net program that allows the elderly, disabled and blind to receive care at home continues to lose money through fraud and bureaucratic inefficiency, despite reforms put in place two years ago.

10 Ways To Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

With more shoppers than ever turning to mobile devices and computers for holiday shopping, many are inadvertently leaving themselves vulnerable to online fraud and scams.

FTSE 250 Movers: Christmas comes early for Thomas Cook

LONDON – Thomas Cook and market competitor TUI Travel were both on the up after it was reported that the cash-strapped Thomas Cook is set to survive though the Christmas period thanks to the support of its banks.

Us Mortgage Purchase Demand Rises; Refies Sag

Purchase applications for U.S. home mortgages rebounded last week, but demand for refinancing sagged for a second week in a row, an industry group said on Wednesday.

Some Black Friday bargains have no warranty

Diana and Kassid Mohammed spent a birthday weekend in Niagara Falls, N.Y., where they bought a $260 Samsung TV at Wal-Mart.