Bad Credit History. Legal news and articles for April 28 - 30, 2017

What You Need to Know About Credit Card DebtStart a New Habit: Check Your Financial HealthJohn Deere's Digital Transformation Runs Afoul Of Right-To-Repair MovementMontana Catholic officials say bankruptcy 'best and only way' to compensate the sexually abusedRecognition: Deborah Petersen Receives HonorsJulie Jason: Write your own credit history with a secured cardPrograms would offer alternative to payday loansMoney Talk: Cut Your Credit Utilization to Help Boost ScoresReformed tattoo artist uses his skills to change breast cancer survivor's lifeCashMax closes its shop in North Little RockCashMax closes its shop in NLRCashMax closes its shop in North Little Rock3 of the Worst Credit Score Tips"Fractivist" O'Connor talks violence against oil and gas rigsWoman Worried About Recurring Unpaid Medical Bill Calls NBC 6 Responds

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New data highlights errors on credit reports
WXIA-TVApril 3, 2017

"There's really no reason if somebody has a bad credit score, they are not really sure why, there's no barrier for them to get the information and then to try to fix it." Prior to a mortgage loan or other major purchase, you may want to order a report ...more »

Virtual People, Real Lessons: How Card Use Affects Credit Score
NewsOK.comApril 7, 2017

Credit bureaus don't decide whether a particular score is “good” or “bad”; that's up to lenders and other users. NerdWallet uses this general guide when discussing credit scores: poor (under 630), average (630-689), good (690-719) and excellent (720-850).more »

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What You Need to Know About Credit Card Debt
Auto Credit Express (blog)April 30, 2017

If you have bad credit and need to buy a car, financing your vehicle purchase with a bad credit auto loan will provide you with an excellent opportunity to rebuild your credit. You can increase your credit score as you pay off your loan by making every ...more »

Start a New Habit: Check Your Financial Health
NasdaqApril 30, 2017

In general, lenders consider a score of 300-629 bad credit, a score of 630-689 fair or average credit, a score of 690-719 good credit and a score of 720 and up excellent credit. To build your credit score, pay all of your bills on time and aim to pay ...more »

John Deere's Digital Transformation Runs Afoul Of Right-To-Repair Movement
ForbesApril 30, 2017

John Deere is now in hot water with the 'Right to Repair' movement for making farmers sign EULAs in order to use their farm equipment – EULAs that prevent farmers from repairing their own gear. ... However, subsequent to the passing of the DMCA ...more »

Montana Catholic officials say bankruptcy 'best and only way' to compensate the sexually abused
Billings GazetteApril 30, 2017

“The Diocese did not seek (bankruptcy) to shirk any responsibility regarding sexual misconduct by clergy or any mistakes made by the Diocese's administration. The Diocese is not attempting to deny victims their day in court or hide the truth,” Eultgen ...more »

Recognition: Deborah Petersen Receives Honors
The Daily NonpareilApril 30, 2017

The American College of Bankruptcy inducted Deborah L. Petersen, attorney at Petersen Law PLLC in Council Bluffs, as a Fellow of the College on March 10, 2017 in Washington, D.C. There were 30 Fellows being honored and recognized for their ...more »

Julie Jason: Write your own credit history with a secured card
The AdvocateApril 30, 2017

Julie Jason: Write your own credit history with a secured card ... A student may have a credit history based on renting a dorm or an apartment on or near campus (or even having a gym membership, adds DeCandia). ... Julie Jason author of "The AARP ...more »

Programs would offer alternative to payday loans
Crain's Detroit BusinessApril 30, 2017

Made through members of Michigan ERN, which organizes workforce assistance groups known as employer resource networks, with backing from credit unions and community banks, the programs loan up to $1,000 at interest rates of 5.9-11.9 percent. They are ...more »

Money Talk: Cut Your Credit Utilization to Help Boost Scores
Valley NewsApril 30, 2017

You're already doing most of what you need to do to repair your credit, including having different types of credit (credit cards are revolving accounts while car loans are installment accounts) and paying those debts on time. One tweak you can try is ...more »

Reformed tattoo artist uses his skills to change breast cancer survivor's life
Akron Beacon JournalApril 30, 2017

Jaclynn Fulkman walked into Righteous Tat2 a couple of months ago hoping to change her life. “I have kind of a weird request,” Jaclynn told Jody Boring, the brawny .... Someone wanted the same skull tattoo as their late father or the name of their ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in North Little Rock
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

CashMax was one of several efforts around the country to use laws meant to help consumers repair their credit histories in new ways. Some national advocates thought Arkansas' constitutional cap would be enough to stop such businesses. "Arkansas is a ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in NLR
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

"Arkansas is a little unique in that you have that constitutional interest rate cap," said Nick Bourke, director of small-dollar loans for the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a previous interview. "It's a pretty powerful tool and law -- if the regulators ...more »

CashMax closes its shop in North Little Rock
Arkansas OnlineApril 29, 2017

"Arkansas is a little unique in that you have that constitutional interest rate cap," said Nick Bourke, director of small-dollar loans for the Pew Charitable Trusts, in a previous interview. "It's a pretty powerful tool and law -- if the regulators ...more »

3 of the Worst Credit Score Tips
Bloomington PantagraphApril 28, 2017

Over the course of time, I've heard more than my fair share of bad credit score tips, but these three are among the very worst. ... When he walked into the bank, his banker advised that paying off the car loan ahead of schedule would be a bad choice.more »

"Fractivist" O'Connor talks violence against oil and gas rigs
Colorado Springs GazetteApril 28, 2017

The man who is now poised to mount a petition drive for what could be the next big ballot battle with the oil and gas industry said his foes are dredging up the old, bad press to change the subject. ... OK, but what about the two-part series on him in ...more »

Woman Worried About Recurring Unpaid Medical Bill Calls NBC 6 Responds
NBC 6 South FloridaApril 28, 2017

But, county and city agencies are concerned about a state law that would limit what they could do to regulate a business. NBC 6 Responds Myriam Masihy is here to explain... what could ... She called NBC 6 Responds a second time, hoping we could help ...more »

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