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Free Credit Scores, Reports, and Monitoring: Complete guide.

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If you often apply for credit cards in order to earn welcome bonuses, then you've probably realized that managing your credit is important. And...
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How to Survive the Equifax Hack

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Equifax was hacked and the world changed.  The old advice about protecting your personal information now seems quaint.  The prudent thing to do today...
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How the Equifax Hack scared me into installing Google Search and may have saved...

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This story involves an aging dog, the Google Search app, a Citibank credit card perk I've never before used, and the infamous Equifax Hack...
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Equifax Hack Rx: Free credit monitoring

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Did you know that you can get credit monitoring for free? Unlike Equifax's limited one-year free option, multiple services offer free credit monitoring without an...
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Equifax Hack Rx: Free Identity Theft Insurance

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Did you know that you can get identity theft insurance for free?  Unlike Equifax's one-year free option, multiple services offer free insurance without an...
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Is the Equifax cure worse than the hack? Here’s what I plan to do…

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Ouch.  Equifax failed to properly secure private data concerning 143 million US consumers.  Hackers may have gotten our names, Social Security numbers, birth dates,...
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Equifax data breach: Find out if you’re affected and get protected

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Equifax today announced a "cybersecurity incident".  In other words, they were hacked, and about 143 million US consumers are potentially affected. Equifax says that the...
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A case study of a 470,000 point application spree

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In mid August, my wife applied for 8 credit cards across three banks.  After a few phone calls, all 8 cards were approved.  You...

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