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City Council Will Likely Ban Practice Of Running Credit Checks On Job Applicants

New York is poised to become one of a handful of places in which it’s illegal for employers to review job-seekers’ credit history, pending a vote in the City Council today. If passed, the bill would not only end the … Continue reading

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How Credit Checks Keep Black People Unemployed

By Charles D. Ellison When New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that his office had cut a deal with the three big credit bureaus—Experian, Equifax and TransUnion—to improve the customer experience, the news shook the financial-services world … Continue reading

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The New Financial Scam Driving Workers Deep Into Debt

By Dave Johnson If you can lure people into borrowing then you own them, sometimes literally—it’s a game as old as money itself. Regular people don’t know much about money, loan terms or the trap of debt-slavery. This enables predators … Continue reading

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6 Things Debt Collectors Can and Can’t Do

By Sheiresa Ngo This week, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau released its annual report outlining how it has worked to enforce the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act. Their activities have included efforts to make it easier for consumers to file … Continue reading

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CNET Top 5 : reasons to go prepaid

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Credit History Discrimination

By The Editorial Board People fall behind on their bills for many reasons — a recession that costs them jobs, a divorce, an illness. Now comes a further obstacle to getting their lives in order: employers who screen job applicants … Continue reading

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60 Minutes: 40 Million Mistakes-Is your credit report accurate?

This was shocking when I watched it two weeks ago. Its even more unsettling now.

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Russell Simmons: Democrats, Don’t Do This to the Poor!

So true and nicely said Russell! Thank you for standing up. Russell Simmons: Democrats, Don’t Do This to the Poor!.

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