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#AskanExpert: Should I Use a Credit Repair Company to Fix My Credit?

Q. I filed for bankruptcy, but my case was dismissed. It’s been 16 months since the dismissal. While I was protected during the bankruptcy process, all accounts were closed and not sold to collection agencies. Should I hire a credit repair company to help clean up the mess or should I leave it alone? Right now, I only have one account in collections and maybe 10–12 that have late payments.   …Read More

The NFCC Congratulates NerdWallet for their Recent Award

 By Tara Carter Congratulations to our friends at NerdWallet for their Honorable Mention in the Most Innovative Non-Bank Financial Services Organization category at the 2016 BAI Global Banking Innovation Awards! Those nominated for this award are non-bank financial service organizations that provide financial products or services directly to consumers.[i] NerdWallet stood out among many others with their free online Checking Account Tool that evaluates 14 inputs from users against more than …Read More

Credit Repair Service – Yes or No?

By Kimberly Rotter Credit repair services offer to help consumers raise their credit scores for a fee. They are perfectly legal. Anyone whose credit application has been turned down because of poor credit understands the attraction of the promises they make, but most personal finance experts and consumer advocates advise against it.   Top 3 Complaints Voiced by Real Customers Credit repair services are not inherently evil, and we won’t call out any …Read More