Credit news round-up

Many consumers deal with different kinds of debt in their everyday lives and some can be more challenging to handle than others. One type of debt in particular, though, can have significant negative impacts on a consumer's credit score, and is often difficult to plan for because of the suddenness with which it can strike, […]

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Credit Fix May Be Need if You Move to Area With High Cost of Living

Americans relocate all the time for a wide variety of reasons, and when they do, they might not always consider the ways in which the place to which they are moving might affect their finances going forward. For this reason, it might be important for these people to consider the benefits that seeking out credit […]

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Focus on Building Wealth, Maintaining Quality Credit Scores Before Even Thinking About Investing

Many Americans are now dealing with greater financial success than they've seen in the last few years at least thanks to the recovering economy, and may now be looking at ways they can invest that money. However, many may still need to take some basic steps toward credit repair before they do so, so that […]

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Don’t Know What You Pay In Interest For Loans? Clean Credit Could Be At Risk If You’re Unaware

Millions of Americans have credit in their names but, because of borrowing missteps they might have made through no fault of their own during and following the recession, are paying high interest rates on those accounts. Unfortunately, many might not even know that this is the case, and as such, might face the need for credit […]

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Raising Your Credit Score: Knowing When You’ve Done Enough to Repair It

Millions of Americans are now dealing with diminished credit scores that they are trying to correct as quickly as possible, even if doing so isn't always easy. However, one important aspect of this process that many may not consider is just how they'll know when they've done all they have to in an effort to […]

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After Personal Finances Hit Bottom, Bettering Your Credit Standing Is One Way to Recover

Millions of Americans saw their finances hit the skids over the course of the last several years as serious financial issues arose both during and following the recent recession, leading many to wonder how they can best rebuild their fiscal lives. Fortunately, taking the time to try to fix credit can help to go a […]

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How Early is Too Early? When to Teach Kids About Credit Scores and Reports

Many parents may have a fairly good idea of how their credit standings work and the best ways to maintain a good credit score, but when it comes to their kids, they may not know how to pass on that knowledge. The issue for many parents facing this quandary is that they simply don't know […]

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Your Credit Info Has Been Compromised – Now What?

The unfortunate reality for millions of Americans every year is that the sensitive personal or financial information they hold so dear is exposed in hacking attacks and other incidents that can lead to identity theft. However, those who find themselves in such a position may be able to do as much as possible to protect […]

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Got the Entrepreneurial Spirit? Fix Your Credit Before Planning for New Business Venture

Many Americans are now starting to feel as though their prospects for running their own company have never been better, and as a consequence are now putting together business plans and doing all they can to realize their dreams. However, before they do so, it may be vital that they take the time to evaluate […]

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Long-Awaited Clean Credit Can Be Erased By Easy-to-Make Personal Finance Errors

Millions of consumers saw their credit scores take significant hits during and even following the recent recession and as such have been trying to get their standings back to where they once were just a few years ago with mixed success. Those who have been able to achieve those goals, for example, have often done […]

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