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15 facts about wealth and income inequality in the U.S. that will shock you.

The richest people in the United States are getting richer at an alarming rate, while the middle class and poorest families are losing ground on both wealth and wage inequality. The wealth gap has gotten markedly worse since the recession and especially the recovery, so much so that we’re at levels not seen since the Great Depression.

Those are the findings of prominent economists like Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucmanm, respected organizations like the Pew Research Center, and credible studies like ...

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Is my credit score FICO or Fake-O?

We’ve all seen them: those quippy credit report commercials with the jingles that get stuck in your head all day long. They talk about credit monitoring, bad credit and of course they offer – what luck! – a free credit report.

Well, as the old adage goes, if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is.
What many credit reporting companies such as these don’t tell you, is that all credit scores are not created equal. Sure, it’s possible ...

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What makes Blue Water Credit different from other credit repair companies?

Your credit score is more important than ever these days, whether you’re trying to buy a home, save money on your car loans or credit cards, or just trying to clean up your finances. You have a lot of choices who to work with to help raise your credit score, but Blue Water Credit would love the chance to earn your business and your trust. We’re a national credit restoration company that works with clients and creditors to improve credit ...

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7 Items that are easy to remove from your credit report.

1. Negative accounts over seven years old.
For unpaid debts and delinquencies, seven years is the magic number for items to fall off your credit report. (Some bankruptcies stay on for 10 years.) In fact, most credit bureaus start erasing those pesky old negative items after six months and change. But if you see an item still reporting, simply dispute it with the credit bureaus. You’ll want to verify the time the debt was unpaid, when it was charged off ...

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