How to fix a consumer or business credit report

Mar 23, 2011 Todd Milner

How to fix a consumer or business credit report

There are plenty of ways to protect a consumer or business credit score, but how can you restore credit once it's been damaged by a fraudster or identity thief?Personal finance advisor Erica Sandberg recommends these steps for people who's


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North Carolina county trying to recoup property taxes

Mar 22, 2011 Kyle Duncan

North Carolina county trying to recoup property taxes

Property taxes are often the lifeblood of local community funding, making it imperative that local governments stay on top their collection. Onslow County, North Carolina, is finding out the hard way what poor debt collection practices can


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Report reveals depths of alternative banking industry

Mar 22, 2011 Brian Bradley

With millions of Americans suffering through a loss of buying power and personal wealth, it should be no surprise that the alternative credit market has grown leaps and bounds in recent years. According to a recent report from Research and


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Consumers beginning to lean to fuel efficiency

Mar 22, 2011 Brian Bradley

With gas prices on an upward climb, consumers may begin to lean toward fuel efficiency as their leading motivator in buying, according to a new report from AutoTrader.com. Though trucks and sport utility vehicles remained the inventory with


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Massachusetts AG seeks to change debt collection law

Mar 22, 2011 Kyle Duncan

Massachusetts AG seeks to change debt collection law

Massachusetts Attorney General Martha Coakley recently proposed updates to state debt collection regulations that change how collectors can contact consumers via cell phone and text messages. The proposal also includes amendments to how "passive"


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