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National Consumer Assistance Plan – BIG News for your Credit Report
There are new reasons to take a close look at your credit report - The National Consumer Assistance Plan. In 2015, all three Credit Reporting Agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) agreed to create and enforce this updated set of regulations called the National Consumer Assistance Plan. You can kind of think of it as a booster shot for the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Fair...
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Headaches? High Blood Pressure? Bad Credit Can Make You Sick!
Have the sniffles? Frequent headaches? Troubles in the (ahem…) bedroom? The way you worry about your financial situation or bad credit can make you sick. Doctors and scientists have been researching the link between chronic stress and various illnesses for many years. While there is still a lot of disagreement, some findings deserve serious attention. For instance, chronic stress (stressful situations that last for longer periods of time, rather than...
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New Regulations Under Review to Better Protect You From An Aggressive Collection Company
The phone rings. You cringe. You just know it is that collection company calling… again. It won’t stop the calls, but new regulation under review will help protect you from lazy, greedy, and criminal-minded debt collectors. “One of the biggest problems with debt collections today,” says NCES credit expert, George Cole, “is that the collection companies do a very poor job researching the debt bundles they buy....
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