In any case, it definitely pays to investigate your credit score if you aren't already aware of it. Home or auto purchases depend on having a solid rating, and your score can often be improved. But there's no chance of doing so until you know where you stand. Businesses like Credit Karma and the major bureaus should get you started. But after that, it's up to you. … [Read more...] about How to Check Your Credit for Free in Canada
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A one-way Los Angeles-San Francisco nonstop flight on 4/17 is $44.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 2,227 points plus $5.60 tax. So 2,227 points gets you a value of $39.38 ($44.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 1.77 cents (39.38/2,227) per point. A one-way Newark-Ft. Lauderdale nonstop flight on 3/5 is $50.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 2,669 points plus $5.60 tax. So 2,669 points gets you a value of $45.38 ($50.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 1.7 cents (47.38/2,669) per point. A one-way Philadelphia-Orlando nonstop flight on 1/13 is $50.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 2,669 points plus $5.60 tax. So 2,669 points gets you a value of $45.38 ($50.98 airfare less the $5.60 tax on the points ticket), imputing a value of 1.7 cents (47.38/2,669) per point. A one-way LaGuardia-Chicago nonstop flight on 3/20 is $50.98 with tax. It can also be bought for 2,669 points … [Read more...] about HOT! Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!
Note that while you can close a card via secure message or chat without having to call up, typically if you call up, the retentions department may offer to waive the fee for another year or give you miles to keep the card. Even if they don’t do that, many cards can be downgraded to a free version and you’ll get a refund of the annual fee. You typically have between 30 and 60 days from when an annual fee is billed to have it refunded if you close a card though some people have had success getting a fee refunded by cancelling a card for up to 6 months after being billed. … [Read more...] about Building Credit And Credit Card FAQs: Your Questions Answered
Another benefit of business cards not reporting on your personal credit report is that your credit score won’t be hurt when you spend money on your cards. When you spend money on personal cards your score will be hurt even if you pay your bill on time. That’s because a whopping 30% of your credit score is based on credit utilization, so you lose lots of points even if you pay your bills before the statement due date. You can pay off your credit card bill before your statement close date to avoid that, but that takes effort and laying out money well before you have to. Additionally it’s good to have the statement close with a couple dollars to show the card is active and being paid every month. On business cards from banks like AMEX and Chase the spending is not reported on your personal credit report, so you can wait until the money is due without it having a negative effect on your score. That also means if you close the card, it won’t have an … [Read more...] about 1 Hour Left! Amazing Limited Time Offer: Signup For A Southwest Card And Get An Unlimited Use Free Companion Pass And 30,000 Points!
You can enter your last name and the last 6 digits of your social security number here to see if your information was accessed. It appears that Equifax is letting anyone enroll in a free year of TrustedID Premier, which is Equifax’s own credit monitoring service. I’m sure they would love it if you love the service and decide to pay for it after the year is over… … [Read more...] about Equifax Hacked: Signup For A Year Of Free TrustedID Premier
No credit card account numbers or log-in credentials were compromised Over 99 percent of Social Security numbers were not compromised. Compromised information included data that Capital One collects at the time it receives credit card applications: Names, addresses, zip codes/postal codes, phone numbers, email addresses, dates of birth, and self-reported income. Credit scores, credit limits, balances, payment history, contact information Fragments of transaction data from a total of 23 days during 2016, 2017 and 2018 About 140,000 Social Security numbers of credit card customers were compromised. These are comprised of those who used their Social Security number as their employer identification number in applying for small business credit cards. About 80,000 linked bank account numbers of secured credit card customers were compromised. It’s important to watch your credit report to ensure that you don’t find any fraud on it. You can check your credit reports from all 3 … [Read more...] about Step Right Up: Capital One Is The Latest To Report A Data Breach