When spouses apply for loans together, data from both spouses may be taken into consideration. When couples apply for a mortgage, lenders may pull credit scores for both spouses from all three credit bureaus- Equifax, Experian and Transunion. They will use a formula mixing the scores to decide on the interest rate. For other loans, … Read More
The biggest credit reporting firms will remove medical debt from consumers’ credit reports. Beginning in July, 29222 the companies will remove medical debt that was PAID after sent to collections New UNPAID medical debts will not get added to credit reports for a full year after being send to collections. The firms are also planning … Read More
Under new rules, debt collectors can now contact you by email, text messages and social media, in addition to phone calls and mail. They must identify themselves and any messages they send must be private. In other words, they cannot report your debt on Facebook or Twitter. Under the new laws, debt collectors cannot attempt to contact … Read More
For years, millions of Americans with medical emergencies could receive another nasty surprise: a bill from a doctor they did not choose and who did not accept their insurance. A law that goes into effect Saturday will make many such bills illegal. If you are having a medical emergency and go to an urgent care … Read More
In order to protect your privacy and personally identifiable information, there are certain documents you should shred. These documents include prescription labels that give your name, the drug’s name and dosage and pharmacy. Also, make sure to shred pet medical papers that show the pet’s name-which many people use as a password.