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  1. Credit Monitoring vs. Credit Freezes: Which Offers More Protection?

    Credit Monitoring vs. Credit Freezes: Which Offers More Protection?

    If you’re worried about identity theft, it’s essential that you take measures to protect your credit. Two options to consider are credit monitoring and placing a credit freeze on your accounts. While both approaches offer extra security, they’re not interchangeable and they each have their own drawbacks and benefits.

  2. How and When to Request a Higher Credit Limit

    How and When to Request a Higher Credit Limit

    Credit cards are valuable tools that can work in your favor if you use them the right way. Plastic makes buying almost anything more convenient, for example, and you can even score cash back and travel rewards for each dollar you spend. Some credit cards also come with valuable consumer protections like guaranteed returns, extended warranties, and travel insurance.

  3. Worried About Your Identity? Now You Can Freeze Your Credit for Free

    Worried About Your Identity? Now You Can Freeze Your Credit for Free

    While many people have kept an eye on their credit by signing up for free credit monitoring or paying for an identity protection service like LifeLock, there has been another option on the table for some time now — freezing your credit. Through a credit freeze, Americans have had the opportunity to stall their credit and make it unavailable to anyone who tries to open an account in their name.

  4. Cosigner vs. Authorized User: Which Do You Need?

    Cosigner vs. Authorized User: Which Do You Need?

    Although complex, the ins and outs of consumer credit aren’t actually that hard to understand. Unfortunately, the vast amount of lingo and jargon inherent in finance can often make it feel as though you’re trying to put together a puzzle without all the pieces.

  5. 5 Ways to Protect Your Credit When Traveling

    5 Ways to Protect Your Credit When Traveling

    If you’re planning on traveling this summer, your credit cards are essential. You’ll need one to do everything from checking into a hotel to renting a car. While credit card theft and fraudulent charges are always a risk, it isn’t as big of a deal when you’re home. You can quickly cancel the cards, and your credit card company will send you new ones right away.

  6. 6 Credit Myths That Won’t Go Away

    6 Credit Myths That Won’t Go Away

    Do you find your credit score and credit reports to be a little bit mysterious? If so, then you’re not alone. The companies that create credit scores use secret formulas, and everyone else is left to guess what’s in it. Furthermore, there are many aspects of credit scores that are counterintuitive and seem to defy common sense. As a result, there are plenty of myths that have persisted about credit and credit scores.

  7. Credit Tips from CreditSoup

    Credit Tips from CreditSoup

    CreditSoup will inform you of money saving tips, ways to improve your credit, which credit cards will provide the best rewards options, which insurance provider has the best auto insurance rates, etc...


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