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Personal Credit Ratings

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2014

    Houston the Top City for Rising Credit Card Debt

    It seems that Houstonians are getting pretty darn comfortable swiping that plastic at the register again. So comfortable, in fact, that Houston has become the top city in the United States for rising credit card debt. We've finally made it onto the top of a list for something other than pollution, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 26, 2014

    Houston Auto Lender Fined $2.75 Million for Screwing With Customers' Credit

    If you happened to need a sub-prime auto loan sometime in the past few years, and you happened to get said sub-prime loan from Houston's First Investors Financial Services Group, you may want to check your credit score. Seriously. These guys might have screwed you over. Last week, First Investors ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 14, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    Thieves Suck: How to Protect Yourself When Your Stuff Is Stolen

    ​Sunday evening while I was out for a jog, my car was broken into and my purse was stolen. By some miracle of paranoia, I happened to have both my cell phone and wallet with me on the run, not for fear of them getting jacked, but because I'm always worried I might get lost, or need my ID if I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 19, 2011

    Texas Publishes Their Social Security Numbers, Now Someone's Trying to Scam Them

    Just give 'em John Doe's number, he won't mind.​Attorney General Greg Abbott is warning any Texans whose Social Security numbers were inadvertently exposed by the state government to, ummm, not just hand out that info to anyone calling to try to "confirm" things. More than three million emplo ... More >>

  • News

    June 25, 2009

    ID Theft

    Someone gets your social, ruins your credit, upends your life. And gets away free and clear.

  • Calendar

    July 24, 2008

    Marilyn Logan

    “The Money Lady” reads from I Can’t Afford to Marry You

  • News

    January 26, 2006

    Eaten Alive

    Rent-to-own stores, pawnshops, payday lenders -- it's hope for sale, with interest

  • News

    September 2, 2004

    The Specialist

    Scott Wizig's bread and butter is first-time home buyers with bad credit. He says he's making dreams come true, but many say dealing with him has been a nightmare.

  • News

    October 28, 1999

    Placed in the Discard Pile

    About to be booted from the Fourth Ward, poor people are being told they are too poor to qualify for public housing in Houston

  • News

    August 27, 1998

    Easy Money

    Is a state rep taking Houston's poor for a ride on the law of the lend?

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