Month: January 2017

4 Strategies for Monitoring Your Credit


As a consumer in the United States, your credit profile can determine the interest rates you pay on loans, the type of apartment you can rent, and even whether or not you get a certain job. Identifying and fixing errors on your credit reports is vital to improving a bad situation but monitoring your credit can also prevent many issues. How can you monitor your credit to avoid digging yourself out of a hole? Here are four strategies you can use today.

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How a Lengthy Credit History Can Improve Your Score


Debt is a dirty word, for millions of Americans, and yet, the average household depends on it for survival. Despite the negative connotations, did you know that owning a mortgage, auto loan and/or student loan can actually help your credit? Surprising, but true. Long-term debts have the ability to improve your credit scores by creating:

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