January 3, 2017

Resolve to Improve Your Financial Health This Year

Saving money and reducing debt don’t usually appear at the top of most consumers’ list of New Year’s resolutions, where […]

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April 14, 2016

Buying a Home After Bankruptcy—It Can Be Done!

Home ownership is generally considered an integral part of the American Dream, but when the U.S. housing market collapsed in […]

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Medical Word Cloud

February 23, 2016

How Medical Debt Affects Your Credit Score

Medical debt is rampant in the United States; it’s one of the top reasons Americans file for bankruptcy.1 While consumer […]

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December 22, 2014

Know the Facts Before Opening — or Closing — a Credit Card Account

A well-meaning choice on your part could do more harm than good Most consumers understand that one more obvious way […]

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December 10, 2014

Lesser Known Factors That Can Lower Your Credit Score

Your credit score is a predictive tool used by lenders, insurance companies and even employers to evaluate your credit risk. […]

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October 14, 2014

Beware of Auto Loans That Can Break Your Budget

High finance charges and long payment terms can make a car loan seem more like a mortgage You need transportation […]

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August 5, 2014

Do Authorized Users Build Credit? Pitfalls and Alternatives

In an effort to build credit, consumers that have no credit history or need to repair negative credit history frequently […]

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secured credit card

June 10, 2014

A Secured Credit Card — Your Stepping Stone on the Path to Building Credit

Many people find themselves in need of a credit card but are unable to qualify for one. For younger people […]

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The shelf life of bad credit

May 27, 2014

The Shelf Life of Bad Credit

When a credit card bill, loan payment or other financial obligation is not paid as agreed, lenders may send a […]

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Myths and facts about your credit score

May 13, 2014

The Truth and Fiction About Your Credit Score

As with many financial topics, credit scores are often misunderstood, creating myths about them and how they may affect you. […]

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