NextAdvisor Blog - Credit Monitoring

What Factors Affect My Ability to Get a New Credit Card?

Does your income or employment status impact your ability to get a new credit card? We detail the factors lenders look at to determine if you're approved.
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Why are There so Many Credit Bureaus?

Over 40 credit bureaus in the U.S. collect and sell consumer information. Learn why there are so many credit bureaus and what they're doing with your data.
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Scams to Look Out for After the Equifax Breach

Scammers are on the prowl after the Equifax breach, but is there a way to protect yourself? We describe four scams you should be on the lookout for.
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When Should I Give Out My Social Security Number?

"When should I give out my social security number?" We detail situations when you are and are not required to give out your social security number.
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What We Learned from the Congressional Equifax Hearings This Week

Learn what the credit bureau's former CEO revealed in a series of congressional Equifax hearings this past week on the massive data breach.
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Equifax Breach Impacted 2.5 Million More People Than Originally Reported

A completed forensic investigation revealed that the Equifax breach impacted an additional 2.5 million people. What does this mean for you?
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A Complete Guide to Freezing Your Credit

If you've been following the news on the Equifax breach, you're likely considering a credit freeze. Our guide to freezing your credit explains it all.
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Cleaning Up Its Mess: Equifax TrustedID Premier Enrollment Extended and New Service Announced

Equifax has extended its TrustedID Premier enrollment period, announced a forthcoming credit locking service and much more. Get the details.
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What Happens When I Miss a Credit Card Payment?

Late fees and an increase in APR are just a few of the consequences when you miss a credit card payment. Find out what it does to your creditworthiness.
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Data Breaches on the Rise: How to Protect Yourself

With data breaches on the rise, according to the Identity Theft Resource Center, we're detailing some of the ways you can protect yourself and your family.
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