How Credit Checks Can Trip Up Job Hunters

Credit checks for job applicants are keeping those who are already struggling in a vicious cycle of unemployment and financial woe, according to recent research

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A Guide to Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair

His credit’s taken a beating in the past year due to a divorce, unemployment and a vehicle repossession. Is a credit repair service the answer?

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Beware the 'Free Trial Offer' Trap

It sounds like a great deal: Just type in your credit card number, and you get to try out a product for free.
But free trial offers often come at a price

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What if I Need a Co-Signer But Can't Get One?

She needs a co-signer to get a car loan — but there’s nobody she can count on. Credit expert Eva Norlyk Smith explains how she can get that loan without outside help

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Denied a Car Loan Thanks to Ex-Husband's Debt

She tried to get a car loan, but her ex-husband’s student loan debt is holding her back. Erica Sandberg helps her review her options

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