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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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How Social Media Affects Your Credit Score and Financing Opportunities
FICO is the gold standard for calculating credit scores. But because of how FICO scores are calculated, they make a lot of consumers “unscoreable”. The answer? (According to banks and lenders around the globe…) alternative credit scoring data. Data that can come from utility companies, landlords, cell phone records, and even your social media accounts. Yes… your activity on social media affects your credit score...
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