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Protect Yourself from Financial Institution Fraud

A recent headline from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has alerted consumers that another financial institution has been fined for, “Illegally Exploiting Personal Data to Open Sham Accounts for Unsuspecting Customers.” This typically happens when financial institutions incentivize their employees to open new credit and loan accounts and to sell certain financial products. Find out how you can protect yourself.

Seven Things That Won't Affect Your Credit Score

It' s true that missing the due date on some of your bills will damage your credit score, but there are some financial transactions that don't have any effect, either good or bad.

Credit Scores and Options for Free Credit Reports

This video covers difference in popular credit score models FICO and VantageScore and a quick overview of sites where you can obtain a free credit report or score.

Mortgage, Credit, Debts and COVID-19 - Protect Your Finances

Many creditors are offering ways to avoid making payments during the COVID-19 pandemic, but is that the best for your finances? There are options for staying on top of bills during this time and avoid jeopardizing your future.

Keeping Up with the New FICO Score

A quick look at the new FICO score along with the other credit scores such as Vantage, that are available to consumers.

Credit Score Comparison: Two Models

A peek into the difference between a Vantage credit score and a FICO credit score.

Understanding Free Credit Reports and Scores

Always the official site to receive a copy of your credit reports, AnnualCreditReport.com is not the only name in the game anymore.

Guide to Consumer Credit Reports: There are More than Three

By now, most of us are familiar with the big three credit reporting agencies, Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. We can receive a free copy of these credit reports, every 12 months through Annual Credit Report.com. But were you aware that there are many other companies who collect and distribute information about our financial habits and other behaviors?

Four Tips for Surviving the Government Shutdown

With no immediate end in sight for the partial government shutdown, more than 800,000 federal workers nationwide will be without a paycheck this Friday. This will be the first payroll distribution affected by the shutdown. The road to financial recovery may be very long, for some. In an effort to assist those effected by the shutdown, American Financial Solutions has put together this list of tips for surviving the shutdown.

Understanding Your Credit Score

Banks, credit card companies and other businesses use credit scores to estimate how likely you are to pay back money you borrow. A higher score makes it easier to qualify for a loan or lower interest rates. Many scores range from 300- 850, but different companies use different ranges.

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