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Poll: 18 Percent Of Americans Believe They Will Die In Debt

Almost one in five Americans believe they will die while still in debt, according to a new survey commissioned by


A TransUnion survey finds that majority of Americans don't take into account how holiday shopping with credit cards can affect their credit scores. (Photo by DAMIEN MEYER/AFP/Getty Images)

Survey: Holiday Shopping Can Hurt Credit Score

Survey finds that majority of Americans don’t take into account how holiday shopping with credit cards can affect their credit scores.


Get Protected: America’s Top Identity-Theft Scams

Each year, millions of Americans get lured by promises of prizes and unbeatable bargains only to get swindled into some of the county’s top identity-theft scams.


Top Tips For Protecting Yourself From Identity Theft

Identity theft can leave you with financial difficulties, mounds of paperwork and even fraudulent criminal charges. Protect your data to reduce your chances of becoming a victim.


Child Identity Theft: Warning Signs Your Child’s Identity Is Being Used

Identity theft is terrible, no matter whom it happens to, but it seems even more offensive when it’s carried out against a child. Keep watch for these signs that your child has been the victim of identity theft.


The Rise Of Identity Theft: Reports From The Federal Trade Commission

The Federal Trade Commission reports that the occurrence rate for identity theft incidents is high, and it doesn’t look like that trend will change anytime soon.


How To Repair Your Credit After Identify Theft

Many Americans like to believe that identity theft won’t happen to them, but the staggering statistics from the Bureau of Justice Statistics prove otherwise.


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Study: 35 Percent in US Facing Debt Collectors

More than 35 percent of Americans have debts and unpaid bills that have been reported to collection agencies, according to a study released Tuesday by the Urban Institute.


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Md. Audit: Employees Charged Thousands Worth of ‘Inappropriate’ Goods to State-Issued Cards

An audit released by Maryland’s Department of Legislative Services last week says thousands of dollars worth of “inappropriate” items have been charged by state credit card holders in recent years.


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Sally Beauty’s Security Breach Grows in Scope

Sally Beauty says a security breach in March may have affected more of its customers than it earlier estimated.




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