Category Archives: Credit

Where are Mortgage Rates after Brexit?

As you may know, Britain voted recently to leave the European Union – this was coined Brexit – which caused immediate instability to the world’s financial markets. The European Union – often known as the EU – is an economic … Continue reading

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Is Costco’s switch from American Express to Citi Visa Credit Cards going to Impact your Credit Score?

Like many of you, we are long-time Costco loving members who have used our Costco American Express credit card extensively to earn rewards. Effective today, Costco has switched to a Citi Visa credit card that they believe is better in … Continue reading

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Phishing Scams on the Rise – How to Protect Yourself

Phishing scams are on the rise and we’ve also noticed our virus protection detecting a lot of threats in our incoming email. As recent victims of identity theft, we feel it’s important to arm the people we know and care … Continue reading

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Time Sensitive! Protect Your Students Private Personal Data

Recently, there was a lawsuit brought against the California Department of Education that has resulted in the unfortunate order to release sensitive private personal information for any student enrolled in a California school at any time since January 1, 2008. … Continue reading

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What Personal Documents You Need To Keep and For How Long

At this time of the year it is pretty common to start thinking about how to get better organized for next year. An important area to pay particular attention to is all of the paperwork that has piled up during … Continue reading

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Phone and Email Scams on the Rise – How You Can Protect Yourself

We’ve noticed a huge increase in the number of scam attempts we’ve been receiving lately. Here are some examples of what we’ve seen: By Email (Fortunately, all caught by our anti-virus – make sure yours covers your email – clicking on … Continue reading

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Your Top 5 Credit Questions – Answered!

We get questions about credit and credit scores all the time, and we rounded up a few of our favorites to run by local credit expert Key Strey of Scorewell Inc. in San Ramon. Will opting out of credit card … Continue reading

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