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Saturday, October 19 • 10:00am - 10:45am
Everything Your Readers Need to Know About Credit

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Most of us never took classes in school to learn about credit scores. And some of us didn’t even realize a credit report was important until we applied for our first credit card or moved into our first apartment. Sadly, many people aren’t aware about how credit scores work and how it impacts their financial lives. Not surprisingly, there are a lot of myths and misconceptions about what builds or hurts our credit scores.

Personal finance journalist and credit expert Liz Weston will moderate a discussion on credit scores and provide her insights along with panel members John Ulzheimer (SmartCredit.com), Gerri Detweiler (Credit.com), and Maxine Sweet (Experian).

Takeaways:
-How your credit scores affect you and your financial profile
-What you should know about different kinds of credit scores
-Common credit score myths
-Tips on how to build great credit scores
-How to deal with credit report errors (and advice for getting errors fixed quickly)
-How to rebuild your credit scores after a financial crisis
-How to find qualified, non-profit credit counselors if you need extra help
-How to protect your credit identity (and avoid becoming a victim of identity theft)

Speakers
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Gerri Detweiler

Director Consumer Education, Credit.com
Helping people find reliable answers to their credit questions has been my passion for the past 20+ years. Fortunately, I get to do that a lot (!) as director of consumer education for Credit.com and host of Talk Credit Radio. | | When I am not working, you'll often find me... Read More →
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Maxine Sweet

VP, Public Education, Experian
Helping everyone understand the positives of building a good credit history and encouraging and enabling Experian team members to make a difference in the communities where we live and work.
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John Ulzheimer

Owner, CEO, The Ulzheimer Group
Family, Friends, My work. Blogging for CreditSesame.com, Mint.com, CreditCardInsider.com, DisputeSuite.com, The National Foundation for Credit Counseling, SmartCredit.com, and VantageScore Solutions. I'm published 1.5 times every business day. It keeps me very busy.
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Liz Weston

Personal Finance Columnist, MSN Money


Saturday October 19, 2013 10:00am - 10:45am
Topical Track (F Grand Ballroom)

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