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How to Tell Family and Friends about Your Bankruptcy

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Bankruptcy is a public process in the United States. Not only are your court records public, but people can find out about your bankruptcy by doing a background check. Some newspapers also publish a list of the names of people who filed for bankruptcy in that jurisdiction. It’s unlikely that your friends and family… Read More »

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Credit Card Fraud is Declining

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New research has shown a helpful decline in credit card fraud. According to a report discussed in Forbes magazine, fraud dropped to $6.4 billion in 2018, down from $8.1 billion in 2017. The numbers were compiled by Javelin Strategy & Research. These numbers might not mean much to consumers, since banks end up eating… Read More »

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House Democrats Look to Ban Use of Credit Score when Setting Car Insurance Rates

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

Your credit score matters, particularly when you try to get a loan. Those with the best credit scores tend to qualify for the lowest interest rates. If your score is weak, then your interest rate will be higher, and you will ultimately pay much more over the life of the loan. Your credit score… Read More »

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Have You Checked Your Credit Report Lately?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

To qualify for loans, you need a solid credit history of timely payments. Without it, the only types of loans you can get are those with outrageously high interest rates. Most people have no idea what their credit history consists of. Even worse, they have never taken a look at their credit history report,… Read More »

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NBC Promotes Experian Program that “Instantly Boosts” a Participant’s Credit Score

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

In a recent blog post, NBC News has decided to promote a program from credit bureau Experian that promises a quick increase in a person’s credit score. Though consumers should carefully consider all techniques for improving credit, NBC buries some valid criticisms of the program. What is Experian Boost? Giant credit bureau Experian is… Read More »

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Will Congress Investigate the Credit Score System?

By Nowack & Olson, PLLC |

New York’s freshman Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez continues to make waves. In January, she announced that high-income people should pay a 70% income tax, which is roughly double what they currently pay. She has also proposed a “New Green Deal” which seeks to lower carbon emissions while boosting the number of good-paying jobs. But in… Read More »

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