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Free Credit Report and Credit Monitoring Services
May 1st was the one of the three times in a year that we request a free credit report from one of the three credit agencies. We have been doing this, getting a free credit report every four months, for several years and it had worked out quite well for us. All I need to […]
FICO Scores vs FAKO Scores: Differences and Correlations
If you are using one of the free credit score reporting services, such as those from Credit Karma and Credit Sesame, then you know what you get isn’t FICO scores that were developed by Fair Isaac Corporation and are by far the widely used scores by creditors in determining a borrower’s credit worthiness. Those, also […]
Scottrade Flexible Dividend Reinvestment Program Review
This time last year, I wrote that Scottrade, a discount online stock brokerage that I have been using since 2001, was about to launch its own free dividend reinvestment program. I was really excited when I first heard that the program might be available in the fall of 2012 because that’s what I have been […]