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Articles About credit score
February 08, 2016
Millennial Long-Term Debt: How a Generation Ended Up in a Rut
Millennials have a debt problem, everybody knows that. But how did it happen? We have answers.
February 02, 2016
3 Reasons Why You Should Close a Credit Card
Sometimes it's OK to break certain credit rules.
February 01, 2016
10 Things Credit Card Companies Don’t Want You to Know
The credit card industry is incredibly powerful. Cardholders and non-cardholders alike ought to know know just how powerful.
February 01, 2016
What You Need to Know About Employers That Check Your Credit
Applying for a job sometimes means a credit check. This is what your employer sees, and what they won't find.
January 26, 2016
The 7-Question Credit IQ Test: Can You Pass It?
How much do you know about credit?
January 23, 2016
3 Things That Can Destroy Your Credit Score
If you want to keep your credit score in tip-top shape, you'll have to keep a close eye on how you manage your money.
January 20, 2016
10 States Where People are the Worst at Money Management
You'd think people with more money would be better at financial management. But that's not always the case.
January 06, 2016
5 Things You Should Know Before Filing for Bankruptcy
Look at all of your options before taking the leap.
January 05, 2016
The 3 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit Score
If you want to maintain excellent credit, you'll need to pay special attention to these three things.
January 01, 2016
6 Good Financial Habits for 30-Somethings
Thirty may be the new twenty in terms of having kids, getting married, and owning a home, but hopefully you started saving earlier.
December 28, 2015
What Happens If I Only Pay the Minimum on My Credit Card?
If you’re like the average consumer, you’re probably plodding around town with thousands of dollars of credit card debt shackled to your legs.
December 24, 2015
3 Credit Reporting Errors You Need to Watch Out For
Keep your credit in tip-top shape by keeping an eye out for these mistakes.
November 24, 2015
5 Ways to Pay Down Credit Card Debt Faster
Here’s how to put the smackdown on debt.
October 25, 2015
How Your Credit Score Can Help (or Hurt) Your Relationship
You might want to compare credit scores with your partner sooner, rather than later.
October 03, 2015
3 Steps to Get Out From Under Your Student Loan Debt
Student loans have you buried? Here's how to start digging your way out, and take control of your finances.
September 26, 2015
10 Car Dealer Scams That Should Be on Every Consumer’s Radar
The folks at CarBuyingTips.com went to the dark side and uncovered the ugliest auto dealer tricks ever. Here are 10 scams to avoid.
September 21, 2015
Employer Credit Checks: Are They Costing People Jobs?
Employers are starting to check applicants' credit histories. Should this unnecessary and unwarranted practice be allowed to go on?
September 21, 2015
How to Dispute Errors on Your Credit Report
Here's how to clean up your credit report.
September 09, 2015
How to Rebuild Your Credit After Bankruptcy
You can have a stable financial future after bankruptcy.
August 28, 2015
4 Things You Should Know About Credit Counseling
Is your credit a mess? Here's what you need to know about working with a credit counselor.
August 26, 2015
How to Game the System to Maximize Credit Card Rewards
For a lot of consumers, rewards programs are a bad idea. But for others, chasing rewards becomes a clever way to take money back from credit card companies.
August 13, 2015
5 Factors That Don’t Affect Your Credit Score
Your precious three digits won't be affected by these five things.
June 20, 2015
The 10 Worst States to Have No Credit
Having no credit history may affect your finances more than you think.
May 15, 2015
Here’s Why Millions of Credit Invisible Americans is a Huge Problem
Twenty six million Americans, or roughly 10% of U.S. adults, are “credit invisible,” according to a new report from the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau.
April 23, 2015
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Without a Credit Card
For those who opt to live without credit cards, there are other options for building a healthy credit report.
April 12, 2015
What FICO’s New Credit Scoring System Means for You
It’s hard to build a solid credit history if you can’t get credit in the first place. Recent changes to the way the FICO determines credit scores could change that.
February 09, 2015
Here’s Why the Rich Use Credit Cards; Should You Follow?
While some people view credit cards as nothing more than toxic plastic, affluent consumers enjoy cash rewards that add up over time.
January 31, 2015
What’s the Minimum Credit Score You Need to Buy a House?
Although there's no exact or specific credit score requirement, if you want to buy a house, you should have a credit score that's at least in the 620 range.
January 29, 2015
10 States With the Lowest Average Credit Scores
Is your credit score higher than the statewide average where you live?
January 28, 2015
3 Hidden Reasons Why Your Credit Sucks
"I pay my bills on time. Why isn't my credit score higher?"