Nikitas Tsoukalis

Nikitas Tsoukalis's Articles
  • 5 Ways to Get Credit Bureaus to Remove Erroneous Items From Your Credit Report
  • It's estimated that over 40 million Americans have errors on their credit report. Thankfully, it's possible to have errors removed from your credit history - but there's a right way and a wrong way to go about doing it. Here's a look at some tips for success.
  • Published in Finance on 26 Jun 2015
  • 4 Ways Your Actions Can Ruin Someone Else's Credit
  • There's a lot of attention paid to the ways you can ruin your own credit. But, you can also harm a friend or family member's credit through carelessness when they've trusted you with permission to use cars, library cards or credit cards.
  • Published in Finance on 28 May 2015
  • Debt Consolidation Vs. Bankruptcy
  • If you're in over your head in debt, the two most popular options are to either file for bankruptcy or work out a debt consolidation plan. There are pros and cons to each. Here's a closer look:
  • Published in Finance on 28 May 2015
  • 10 States With the Highest Credit Card Debt
  • Credit card debt: many people carry it, but few people talk about it. Nearly four thousand dollars is the average. These ten states carry the most.
  • Published in Finance on 28 May 2015
  • Why Was Your Credit Card Information Stolen?
  • There are the obvious things that you need to keep in mind to keep your credit card data safe, but you wouldn't think that using it in retail stores would be hazardous. New data suggests that doing so could be the most dangerous thing of all.
  • Published in Finance on 03 Apr 2015
  • Threats, Lies and Coercion: Inside a Debt Collector Boiler Room
  • There are laws governing what a debt collector can say when they communicate with consumers. Two recent judgments have barred abusive debt collectors from continuing to contact consumers.
  • Published in Finance on 03 Apr 2015
  • Can My Credit Card Company Sue Me?
  • A creditor can sue you over credit card debt, after having contacted you and requested you to make payments and you have failed to do so.
  • Published in Finance on 03 Apr 2015
  • 10 Terms Every New Homeowner Should Know
  • When you buy a home for the first time, there can be a lot of complicated concepts that can be difficult to understand. Bone up on your home-buyer's vocabulary to make yourself more knowledgeable about home loans and better able to make good financial decisions.
  • Published in Finance on 19 Mar 2015
  • Credit Score and Home Insurance
  • People with poor credit may pay up to 91% more on home insurance than those with excellent credit; Another pitfall to having less than stellar FICO Score!
  • Published in Finance on 27 Aug 2014
  • How Do Public Records Affect Your Credit Score?
  • From bankruptcy to tax liens to court judgments -- public records can cause your credit score to drop rapidly.
  • Published in Finance on 27 Aug 2014
  • Foreclosure Vs. Short Sale
  • If you can't afford to make payments on your home loan, two options are foreclosure or short sale. Here's a look at each and how it impacts your credit score.
  • Published in Finance on 07 Aug 2014
  • What's Hurting My Credit Score?
  • Many Americans don't have a favorable credit score. Here's a look at some of the most common "negatives" on their reports, which help explain why.
  • Published in Finance on 07 Aug 2014
  • 10 Reasons You Put Off Credit Repair
  • Hiding from your finances? Learn some of the reasons you may be avoiding credit repair and take the first step to better credit.
  • Published in Finance on 07 Aug 2014
  • 10 Signs You Need Credit Repair
  • Not sure whether your credit needs rescuing? Learn the signs that you need credit repair. Not getting approved for a loan, credit card even a job, may be ...
  • Published in Finance on 07 Aug 2014
  • Understanding the Underwriting Process
  • Your credit report is filled with ECOA codes, that are used by mortgage underwriters to determine whether the applicant will be approved or not.
  • Published in Finance on 30 Jul 2014
  • Pre-Qualified Vs. Pre-Approved
  • Pre-Qualified and Pre-Approved offers that come in the mail do not guarantee that you'll be approved for your new credit card once you apply.
  • Published in Finance on 29 Jul 2014
  • Credit Around the World
  • You might be surprised to hear that the credit reporting system is not the same around the world. Many countries only allow negative items on credit reports.
  • Published in Finance on 29 Jul 2014
  • Debt Collectors Can't Pay Their Own Debt
  • Debt collectors are using deceptive collection practices in order to intimidate consumers into paying unnecessary fees and getting additional loans.
  • Published in Finance on 29 Jul 2014
  • Debt Settlement Vs. Bankruptcy
  • Debt settlements typically require you to work with the creditor to see what they'd be willing to accept to settle an outstanding balance. While in many cases, they'll accept less than what you actually owe, there are a few things to consider when it comes to settlement:
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • The State of Mississippi Against Experian
  • The state of Mississippi sues, largest credit bureau, Experian over erroneous reporting on customers' credit reports.
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • Inheriting Debt
  • Are you going to inherit your dead spouse's or parent's debt? Probably NOT. However, if you have cosigned for the debt you are responsible for paying it off.
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • Improve and Get Approved
  • When applying for a mortgage, your credit score can make or break the deal. It is crucial that your credit score is in good standing in order to get.....
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • Understanding Authorized User Accounts
  • Authorized user accounts can be a great way to create credit history and improve your credit score, however be aware of the drawbacks that user accounts have.
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • Bad Credit: How Much Does A Bad Score Really Cost You?
  • Tens of thousands of dollars. That's how much can be saved over the course of a 30-year home loan for someone who has good credit vs. someone with bad credit.
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
  • Should You Apply for a New Credit Card?
  • Most Americans are hit with new credit card come-ons several times a day. When is it a good idea to bite and when should you pass them by?
  • Published in Finance on 09 Jul 2014
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