Credit Scores

13
Oct
Why Your Credit Score Matters Day-to-Day

If you think that your credit score is just a number entered into a system by someone who either likes you or not, you are incorrect. Your credit score is an important part of you and if you let it fall wayside, you will be in trouble when it comes time to put it to […]

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24
Jun
How Do Student Loans Affect Credit Score?

Whether you like it or not, your credit score and credit report will affect many aspects of your life, both now and in the future. Credit scores will determine if you can buy a car or a house or get credit cards. If you’re still attending college, you must also consider the ways in which […]

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22
Oct
7 Tips to Raise Your Credit Score

There’s no “6-Minute Abs” for boosting your credit – by raising your credit score “now,” we mean helpful strategies you can adopt to regularly and consistently increase your score. Getting perfect credit isn’t as simple as swiping that little piece of plastic and watching a number tick up to 800. Proper debt management requires patience and [&hel

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21
Sep
How to Protect Your Credit After the Home Depot Leaks

Fifty-six million. That’s the number of cards stolen within five months from Home Depot, overshadowing the huge Target leak last year by sixteen million. Credit card fraud and identity theft can be devastating and life-altering if not caught early. Instead of pretending fraud could never happen to you, take a few simple precautions to protect […]

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21
Sep
Good Credit vs. Bad Credit: What Are the Differences

Your credit score isn’t just a number – think of it as the key that unlocks your financial freedom. A good credit score is a skeleton key capable of snagging credit cards, loans, and housing rentals at the lowest interest rates. Having a bad score is like trying to pick a lock with a hairpin. It’s frustrating, […]

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14
Sep
Credit Tips for Students and Graduates

One of the most important parts of growing older is becoming financially independent, but learning how to do so can be challenging for most. Building good credit is a must for students and graduates. Good credit will help you qualify for loans, auto insurance, rental applications, cell phone plans and can even affect whether you get a […]

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