NextAdvisor Blog - Credit Monitoring

Your Social Security Number Was Stolen! Now What?

You find out that your social security number was stolen, and now you're not sure what you should do. We're here to assist you.
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Do Banks Share Your Personal Information with Third Parties?

We like to think that our banks secure our data, but many banks share your personal information with third parties. What is shared and can you opt out?
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What’s the Difference Between Credit Locks and Credit Freezes?

Credit freezes and credit locks sound similar, but there are important differences between the two that you should know about before choosing one.
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3 Credit Card Nightmares to Avoid This Halloween

Credit card nightmares can be real things. Lucky for you, we explain what you can do to avoid getting caught in a real-life credit card horror story.
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New Federal Law Lets You Freeze Your Credit for Free

Starting Sept. 21, you can freeze your credit for free, freeze your children's credit and set fraud alerts that last one year. Learn all about it.
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What is the National Consumer Assistance Plan?

Have you heard that overdue parking fines can hurt your credit reports? The National Consumer Assistance Plan could put an end to that (and much more).
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A Year Later: What the 2017 Equifax Breach Taught Us

It's been one year since the 2017 Equifax breach, and we're looking at the mistakes that were made, what's been done to make it right and what comes next.
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How to Improve Your Credit Scores

You're probably wondering how to improve your credit scores. We break down four reasons your credit score may be slumping — and what to do about it!
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How Your Credit Can Impact Your Employment

Employers are checking job applicants' credit history for negative marks, meaning your bad credit could keep you out of employment.
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Why the Ongoing Legal Battles with Student Lender Navient Matter

Major student loan servicer, Navient, has been the subject of a number of lawsuits alleging harm to student borrowers. We explain what you need to know.
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