Medical Identity Theft Could Put Your Financial Health at Risk

Medical records theft is the fastest growing form of identity theft. Medical records are highly susceptible to threats and fraudulent activity as they contain extremely valuable personal, credit and protected health information all in one place.

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Changes In Credit Reporting Ease Pain of Medical Debt on Scores

Most of us have been there at one time or another. Waiting for a medical claim to be sorted out, and caught in the middle …

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From Student Loan Default to CEO in Three Short Years

Unemployed and living in his childhood bedroom, Andrew Josuweit had just become the first person in his family to finish college. In 2009, America was …

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No Credit? No Problem! …Almost

Laura, a self-reliant farmer living in New England, has chosen not to use credit: no credit cards, no car loans, no mortgage. She saw her …

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My Family Spent So Much, I Thought We Were Rich

Brittney Thames grew up in the Park Hill area of Denver, Colo., a largely middle class neighborhood known for its tree-lined streets, excellent schools, and …

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Sometimes the Only Way Out of Debt is Up

On the first day of classes, the University of Pittsburgh’s main campus and its towering “Cathedral of Learning” welcome thousands of new and returning students. …

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If You Don’t Use It, You Could Lose It

Chronic saving and a preference for cash leads to unintended consequences: the unconventional path to a comfortable life. In rural Maryland, after quitting time the …

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When Medical Bills Pile Up Credit Scores Can Suffer

Ronda Barmoy was a community services manager with a high-five-figure income, insurance and savings for a rainy day. Then, mounting medical bills made money so …

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From $100,000 in Debt to Financial Freedom: One Family’s Journey

It was early summer in 2010, and Brian Brandow of Long Island, N.Y., was planning a family vacation to California. But as he searched the …

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How One Couple Went From $46,000 in Debt to Financially Independent in a Few Short Years

Lauren Greutman cried the day she brought her husband, Mark, into the bedroom of their custom-built Charlotte, N.C., dream home for a heart-to-heart conversation. They …

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Starting from Scratch: How a Family Moved to America and Built Excellent Credit From Nothing

Janna Dor and her family have had an amazing journey through life and across the world. Her parents, Gavriel and Ester, and her younger brother, …

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Life Happened: Losing, Then Regaining, Good Credit

Jessica grew up in Colorado Springs, Colo., a medium-sized city at the base of the Rocky Mountains. Her mother was a mortgage lender, and it …

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