NextAdvisor Blog - Personal Finance

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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Equifax Breach Updates: Malicious URLs, 10.9 Million Stolen Driver’s Licenses and More

We bring you the latest in the Equifax breach, including details on malicious URLs on its own website and how many stolen driver's licenses there were.
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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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Where are They Now: Catching Up with 4 Past Data Breaches

What happens after the dust settles and a breach is no longer in the news? We follow up on four past data breaches to see where things stand today.
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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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How to Break a Cycle of Credit Card Debt

Credit card debt is something that everyone would like to avoid, but is there a way you can avoid falling into debt again and again? Our tips can help.
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The Best and Worst Reasons to Apply for a Personal Loan

There are great reasons to apply for a personal loan, and there are not so great reasons. We sorted through them to let you know which reasons are worth it.
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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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Do You Pre-Qualify for a Special Offer from American Express? We Can Help You Find Out

NextAdvisor's Pre-Qualification Tool provides our readers with some special credit card offers from American Express. Learn all about this tool.
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Best Credit Cards for Avoiding Interest on Holiday Purchases

'Tis the season to be jolly, especially if you're paying no credit card interest. See which cards allow you to avoid interest on holiday purchases.
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