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The Equifax Data Breach

By |2017-09-14T14:08:45+00:00September 14th, 2017|Categories: On Our Minds|Tags: , , , , , |

On September 7, 2017, Equifax, one of the three main credit reporting agencies, announced a massive data security breach that exposed vital personal identification data — including names, addresses, birth dates, and Social Security numbers — on as many as 143 million consumers, roughly 55% of Americans age 18 and older.1 This data breach was especially [...]

Why Your Credit Score Matters

By |2017-05-09T22:13:32+00:00June 30th, 2015|Categories: Personal Planning, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , , , |

A good credit score is essential to prosperity. Your credit score not only impacts your ability to get credit, it also impacts the interest rate you pay when you do use credit. Other than lenders, other companies use your credit score. A poor credit score can drive up the cost of your automobile coverage, or cause [...]