Widow Loses Credit History Along With Husband

Widows finds that she’s lost more than just a husband, she’s also lost decades worth of credit history, as creditors are unwilling or unable to transfer the joint accounts into her name. Takeaway: married couples, make sure your credit history is correct and listed under your individual name. Free credit report copies available at annualcreditreport.com.

Widow finds credit tied up in husband’s name [North County Times] (Thanks to Cazi!)