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Articles About credit score
July 29, 2015
5 Factors That Don’t Affect Your Credit Score
Your precious three digits won't be affected by these five things.
July 29, 2015
3 Reasons Why You Should Close a Credit Card
Sometimes it's OK to break certain credit rules.
July 13, 2015
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.
July 09, 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.
July 01, 2015
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.
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?"
January 14, 2015
The Hidden Costs and Benefits of Moving in With Your Significant Other
Be sure to consider the financial implications of moving in together in addition to the emotional ones you might already be thinking about.
December 15, 2014
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 14, 2014
How I Achieved a Near-Perfect Credit Score by Age 30
Credit is still one of the great enigmas of personal finance.
December 05, 2014
3 Financial Topics You Should Never Discuss at Work
The office isn't exactly the place to relax and put your feet up. It's also not the place to discuss certain financial topics, either.
December 01, 2014
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.
November 29, 2014
5 Questions Everyone Should Ask Before Making a Financial Commitment
Here are five questions you should ask yourself before you make a financial commitment.
November 24, 2014
5 Good Financial Habits for 20-Somethings
Whether you just got out of college, or you have been working for a few years, planning for your financial future early can help you be financially stable for life.
November 23, 2014
6 Ways to Increase Your Credit Limit
An easy way to increase your credit rating is to get a higher spending limit on your credit card.
September 10, 2014
Younger People Use Less Debt, and It Could Be Hurting Their Credit
These days, 20-somethings are less inclined to use credit cards and more likely to lean toward debit cards as their preferred method of payment.
September 03, 2014
5 Cities Warming Up to Credit Card Debt
The financial lessons taught by the Great Recession might be fading into the background.
July 23, 2014
Everyone Should Know the 5 Parts of a Credit Score; Do You?
Results of a recent WisePiggy.com survey indicate that many people don't know what goes into a credit score.
July 21, 2014
Risk and Responsibility: Should You Cosign on a Loan?
Considering cosigning on a loan? Read this first.
July 07, 2014
Protect Yourself: The Importance of Financial Background Checks
Protecting yourself against liabilities during home improvement projects is an important step in the process.
June 23, 2014
What Really Matters When It Comes to Credit Reports
You've heard about credit reports, but do you know why they matter?
June 16, 2014
3 Ways to Improve Your Credit, Free of Charge
The average credit score is around 689. Here are a few ways to start fixing your credit without paying off all of those debts right away.
May 31, 2014
Should You Pay Someone to Help Fix Your Credit Problems?
Everyone knows it’s important to have good credit, but is it worth paying someone to repair it?
May 22, 2014
In Debt? Here’s How to Deal With Creditors
Here are some tips on how you can handle creditors.
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