November 16, 2016

What’s In Your Credit Mix?

Having a variety of account types can boost your credit score Potential lenders want to know how responsibly a consumer […]

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August 24, 2016

Joint Account? Authorized User? Which is Best for Credit Sharing?

There are two ways to share a credit card: via a joint account (owner) or as an authorized user. Both […]

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February 8, 2016

How Does the Federal Reserve Interest Rate Increase Affect You?

On December 16, the Federal Reserve (the Fed) announced it would raise interest rates one quarter of a percentage point […]

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January 21, 2015

Understanding How Credit Scoring Models Work

Credit scoring is a system used by lenders to help determine a consumer’s creditworthiness, the terms they will be offered […]

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fiscal fitness

July 22, 2014

Fiscal Fitness Part III — Using Lessons Learned About Physical Fitness

Fiscal fitness has more in common with physical fitness than one might think. Many financial experts draw parallels between the […]

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Best practices for your tax refund

April 29, 2014

How Will You Spend Your Tax Refund?

If you’re waiting for a tax refund, chances are you already have some ideas of your own. For the past […]

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Build your savings

February 19, 2014

Ways To Start Building Your Savings

With 40% of Americans saving less this year than last, building your savings can seem like an almost impossible task […]

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Credit Reporting Agencies

January 21, 2014

Fiscal Fitness Part II — Understanding the “Big Three” Credit Reporting Agencies

This second article in our Fiscal Fitness series outlines the basics of how the “big three” credit reporting agencies (CRAs) […]

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October 15, 2013

Fiscal Fitness Part I – Getting Your Credit In Shape

The list of things we “should” do is always growing, isn’t it? You should get more sleep, drink more water, […]

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