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Good Credit Score News for People with Medical Collections
Last Summer, FICO (the company that creates the software used to calculate credit scores), released a new update to its scoring system called FICO 9. The goal of FICO 9 was to reduce the effect past due medical debt has on a person’s credit score, especially if they have an otherwise clean credit history. Why is this a big deal? Consider these...
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Child Identity Theft Hits 1 in 10 Families
Identity theft is nothing new. But with so much of our personal information stored electronically these days, and the recent rise of hacks and breaches, identity theft continues to be a growing concern. Of particular importance today is child identity theft.  A child's identity is very attractive to criminals because it provides a basically clean slate. They can take a child's social security number, link it to...
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