Make sure you receive these documents when you buy a car

March 20, 2014 20:53 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: When you buy a car, what documents is the dealer required to give you? Consumer Ed Says: When you buy a new vehicle, the dealer must provide you with several documents. These include standard documents, such as the sales contract (which is often referred to as the "Buyer's Order... [More]

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How can I protect my children from identity theft?

March 6, 2014 20:43 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I really want to protect my children from identity theft.  At what age should I check to see if they have a credit report and whether it contains any suspicious information? Consumer Ed Says: Most parents apply for their children's Social Security numbers (SSN) very soon af... [More]

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Car dealer pulling credit report multiple times

February 18, 2014 20:31 by Consumer Ed
Dear Consumer Ed: I am shopping for a new car. I specifically told the sales rep at the dealership to only check my credit one time. After running my credit report, the sales rep came back with a deal that was not good, i.e. the interest rate was too high.  I declined the offer and left. I've ... [More]

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