Category Archives: Q&A

Q&A: Remove Paid-off Accounts?

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QUESTION: Should I close or remove old accounts from my credit report once I pay them off? ANSWER: One of the best ways to maintain a strong credit score is to show the longest possible credit history on your report. Some people erroneously believe showing old debt is a negative… Read more »

Q&A: Carbon Monoxide Safety

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QUESTION: Is carbon monoxide more of a threat in winter months? ANSWER: Carbon monoxide poisoning is always a threat, but tends to happen more often during colder months—causing an average of 430 deaths, 20,000 visits to the emergency room, and more than 4,000 hospitalizations each year in the U.S. The… Read more »

Q&A: Vacation Mail

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QUESTION: I’m going out of town and I don’t want to ask my neighbors to collect my mail. What should I do? ANSWER: Whether you’re on vacation or a business trip, you can rest easy knowing your mail is safe and sound simply by asking the Post Office to suspend… Read more »

Q&A: Hey! I Didn’t Buy That!

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QUESTION: What should I do if a stranger uses my debit or credit card fraudulently? ANSWER: Though credit card fraud is limited to about 0.1 percent of all transactions, if it happens to you it’s a real hassle. By law, you have 60 days to spot and report fraudulent charges… Read more »

Q&A: Find a Lost Cell Phone

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QUESTION: How do I find a lost cell phone? ANSWER: Over 100 smartphones are lost or stolen in the U.S. every minute. If one of them happens to be yours, take a few deep breaths, then try these four steps: 1. Call your service provider to report the phone missing,… Read more »