Plan Ahead, Pay Cash For Holiday Shopping, Expert Says

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Whether you’re doing your holiday shopping in stores or online, consumer experts stress caution. For many Americans, those holiday deals add up to a mountain of debt come January. “They don’t plan,” Eric Stuerken, a consumer credit expert and co-founder of Better Qualified, told CBS2’s Jessica Layton. He said his office […]

Equifax hack: What to do now

Hackers breach Equifax’s data putting personal information of millions at risk According to the Better Qualified President Paul Oster, someone could be walking around right now, pretending to be you. He says that everyone should be changing passwords and pins to their accounts after the reporting agency Equifax announced that 143 million people could be […]

How police identify dealers who use the ‘darknet’ to buy, distribute drugs

Did you know there’s a Craigslist-type of hidden network used to sell illegal substances? If you think you know about the dangers lurking on the internet, you may think again after hearing about the ‘darknet.’ “It’s a series of numerous websites that were built kind of specifically for people to be able to browse anonymously,” […]

It’s time to pay those holiday credit card purchases: Here’s how to manage

This is the kind of hangover that can really cause some damage. It’s a little over a month since Christmas Day, and New Jersey residents are facing the bill for all the holiday gifts and entertainment they may have purchased with the simple swipe of a credit card. Known in the industry as the holiday […]

Madison Square Garden Company Alerts Customers of Data Breach

Madison Square Garden Company says there has been a data breach affecting customers who may have used cards at merchandise and food and beverage locations at its properties in the last year. Those include Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre and The Chicago Theatre, from the time period between Nov. 9, 2015 […]

How to avoid falling into debt

4 Steps to help avoid falling into debt Fast internet services and instant gratification has made it harder for people to avoid falling into debt today. All you need to do is make a few clicks on your mouse, and you can buy anything you want and have it delivered to your doorstop. However this […]

CEO Paul Oster speaking with CBS discussing identity theft

Identity theft tips to help you avoid dangerous mistakes made through social media networks. These tips will help you easily and conveniently protect yourself and family online.

Credit Tips From Paul Oster “The Nation’s Credit Repair Man”

Credit Tips To Help You Avoid Dangerous Mistakes Credit cards help you easily and conveniently buy things you want (not necessarily need) and even help bail you out of a jam. Unfortunately all this comes at a price; moreover, uncontrolled spending and credit card use leads to various financial mistakes which come with long-term effects. […]

Moving Scams You Need to Lookout For

With Summer coming to a close, many consumers take this time to relocate. The kids move away to college, thousands of families are leaving their summer getaways and people are ready to settle into their new spot before the winter months arrive. As exciting as moving is, it does bring its share of stress to […]

Avoid These Summer Scams

Summer is back in full swing and that means plenty of BBQs, concerts, and vacations. With summer also comes a variety of scammers looking for their next victim. Don’t worry, Better Qualified has put together this list so you can take the right precautions to avoid being sucked into these summer scams. Vacation Scams The […]