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Corporate trainer is on the move using financial literacy bus

...session is $30, none goes beyond $55. Sessions range from creating a budget, to how to read a credit report, to understanding what a credit report is, to managing debt. I also have a members club for $10 monthly. They get a workbook, a session...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-06-13/corporate-trainer-move-usi
How to respond to data breaches

...pre-emptive strike by freezing your credit reports. This will not affect existing...place a fraud alert on your credit reports. While less effective than a...is key. Regularly check your credit reports at annualcreditreport.com for...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-02-08/how-respond-data-breaches
New credit scoring aims to make it easier for people with no, or poor credit, to get cards

...of LexisNexis. People will be able to dispute any negative event, like a contested utility bill payment, in their credit report."All you have to do is just pay your bills on time. It will give you access to credit system," Flemish says.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-04-02/new-credit-scoring-aims-ma
Major credit agencies agree to changes sought by advocates

...People who contest items in their credit reports will receive additional information...agencies agreed to remove from credit reports previously reported medical collections...with the bureaus that hold their credit reports. The announcement Monday arrived...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2015-03-09/major-credit-agencies-agre
Simple Steps to Avoid Identity Theft

...started with that stuff. Keep an eye on your credit reports. Get your free credit reports from the Federal Trade Commission each year...preventative stuff ? automatic sending of credit reports each year, automatic credit report monitoring...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/content/blog-post/simpledollar/2015-02-13/simple-st
Staples says 1.2 million might have been exposed in breach

...is offering free identity protection services ? including credit monitoring, identity theft insurance and a free credit report ? to customers who might be at risk.The security breach affected different stores at different times between July...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-12-19/staples-says-12-million-mi
BBB advises consumer on handling debt collectors - both legitimate and phony

...debt could also show up on your credit report.Contest errors. If no debt...clear up inaccuracies on your credit report. Write a detailed letter and...and obtain credit. Review your credit report to identify fraudulent activity...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-11-24/bbb-advises-consumer-handling-debt-
Kelvin Collins: College students at high risk for identity theft

...be monitoring their child's credit report at a young age so problems don't...financial institution.? Check your credit report at least once a year. Everyone is entitled to a free credit report every 12 months from each of the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2014-09-14/kelvin-collins-college-stu
Unwed couples should consider these tips when buying a home

...your key financial statements. That includes bank accounts, credit cards, student loans, retirement accounts, credit reports and FICO scores.You'll need to know of any credit blemishes that could prevent you from obtaining the lowest rate...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/2014-01-17/unwed-couples-should-consider-these
Credit card companies offer free credit scores

...Ulzheimer recommends focusing on your credit report, which list the companies that...outstanding and your payment history.Credit reports are available for free, from...reports. So making sure that your credit report is solid means you'll likely...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2013-11-29/credit-card-companies-offe