NextAdvisor Blog - Credit Monitoring

Government Agencies That Can Help You with Consumer Complaints

if a company isn't taking your consumer complaints seriously, learn about which government agencies you can turn to for help.
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FTC Identity Theft Assistant Links with IRS to Help Tax Fraud Victims

The FTC has updated its identity theft assistant to include additional aid for victims of tax identity theft. Find out whether you should use it.
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The Credit Bureaus are Removing Tax Liens from Credit Reports: Will Your Scores Increase?

The credit bureaus have agreed to remove all tax liens from consumer credit reports across the board. Will this impact your credit scores, and by how much?
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What Counts as an Error on My Credit Reports?

If you've never checked your credit reports before, you might be wondering exactly what they contain and what counts as an error. We help you decide.
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How Filing for Bankruptcy Affects Your Credit

Filing for bankruptcy hurts your credit, but how badly? Read this to learn all the ways bankruptcy influences credit, and how to mitigate the damage.
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What is a Credit Card APR?

What is a credit card APR? We're digging into the details to help you understand your credit card APR and why it matters.
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Are FICO Scores the Same as Credit Scores?

What exactly are FICO scores and how are they related to credit scores? We detail the FICO scoring model and explain why it's important.
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Identity Theft 101: Employment and Benefits Identity Theft

Employment and benefits identity theft are both devastating, but they're rarely discussed. Learn about both and find out how to protect yourself from them.
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Identity Theft 101: What is Tax Identity Theft?

While identity theft is a major problem, tax identity theft is one of the worst variants. Learn about tax identity theft and how to protect yourself.
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Can You Be Financially Cautious and Still Use a Credit Card?

Being financially cautious is a good idea, but avoiding credit cards at all costs means missing out on excellent benefits and security features.
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