NextAdvisor Blog - Credit Monitoring

Newly Revealed Marriott Data Breach Could Impact 500 Million Customers

Marriott just revealed its Starwood properties suffered a massive data breach. Learn who could be impacted and what you can do about it.
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What’s the Difference Between a Hard Inquiry and a Soft Inquiry?

You may have heard of a hard inquiry and a soft inquiry before, but do you know the difference between the two? We have the breakdown.
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New Equifax Email Details Plans to Extend Credit Monitoring for 2017 Breach Victims

Equifax data breach victims recently received word about extended coverage from Experian. What does this latest Equifax email mean for you?
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7 Circumstances That Make You More Vulnerable to Identity Theft

Are there times when you're more vulnerable to identity theft? We explain what you need to know about major life events and identity theft.
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New UltraFICO Credit Score Aims to Help More People Get Loans

UltraFICO, a new method of credit scoring, is supposed to boost scores and make credit more accessible, but is it worth signing up for?
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Does Checking Your Own Credit Reports Affect Your Credit Scores?

When you check your own credit reports, do your credit scores take a hit? We're digging into credit inquiries and explaining how they impact your scores.
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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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