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Protecting Your Identity

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Freedom Debt Relief has given you the tools to get out of debt, and now we’re showing you a few services that could help protect your steadily rising profile from reporting errors and identity theft.

Credit Reporting Bureaus: If you’re thinking about applying for a new home or auto loan or you just want to check your credit report for errors, you can pull your full report and FICO score from ...

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7 Ways to Fix Your Credit

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Some of you may be thinking, I’m still young, so why should I care about my credit score? Lots of people have debt and less than stellar credit, but they’re still enjoying a cushy lifestyle. As long as I’m able to buy the things that I want, why should I be concerned? The answer is simple. Life is easier when you have good credit.

Take a look at it this way. Landlords, ...

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Cost of Making Minimum Payments

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These days, people just buy, buy, buy with the belief that as long as they make minimum payments on their credit cards, they’ll be OK…but I beg to differ. Yes, if you are making minimum payments on your accounts, your credit score won’t be negatively impacted and you’ll look decent on paper. The good thing is that you can avoid late fees, and you won’t be reported as delinquent to the ...

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Debit or Credit?

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“Will you be paying with debit or credit?”

That’s the one question I get asked almost every day. When it comes to paying with plastic, there are debates about which one is better. Generally, I prefer to pay with credit but the decision to hand over your debit or credit card really depends on the type of purchase you are making.

Some people think credit cards are too great of a temptation and ...

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Does Paying Off Debt Improve Your Credit Profile?

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Many people who have debt problems often suffer from a bad credit profile as well. It’s a double whammy and definitely something that needs to be taken care of. So, how do you approach the issue? One obvious way to address your credit profile is to pay your bills on time, and when possible, in full. If you have extra cash, use it to pay down any outstanding debt.

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