Keeping up with the Joneses: What Do People With Clean Credit Do Right?

While most consumers these days know that their credit scores play a pretty important role in their financial lives overall, one of the major problems you might face is that you often may not know exactly how they work, and thus may not know how to best maintain them.

arrow Read this post

Are You Making Credit Mistakes Without Realizing It?

You’re probably working very hard to keep your finances as healthy as they can possibly be, especially if you’ve run into a bit of a rocky road in the past. However, there might be a problem or two that you have to deal with, without even knowing about them, and that in turn could lead you to need a credit fix somewhere down the line.

arrow Read this post

How To Rebuild Credit When Summer Vacation Debt Catches Up With You

With summer now officially winding down and the kids preparing to head back to school, many parents across the country are now likely seeing their financial decisions of the summer having an impact on their bottom lines. Whether they spent a little more because schoolchildren were home all day, took trips to local attractions or even went on getaway vacations, spending likely ticked upward, which in turn could have a negative impact on families’ credit scores.

arrow Read this post

Don’t Get Too Comfortable with Credit Card Debt… It Can Lower Your Score

If you’re like millions of other people all over the country, you probably have some amount of credit card debt that you’re carrying in your everyday life. However, what you may not know is that taking little action to reduce those obligations will end up costing you a lot of money, and could even have a negative impact on your credit scores.

arrow Read this post

Parents Co-Signing on Student Loans, Cards Could Impact Clean Credit

In a few weeks, many college students will be going back to campus again, or for the first time. But with college being as expensive as it is these days, the majority will rely on student loans to help them cover all of the costs they might incur, and in some cases, their parents may choose to co-sign on that financing as a means of helping the kids out.

arrow Read this post

Learn from Detroit: Credit Repair and Debt Relief are Imperative for Healthy Finances

The city of Detroit recently made headlines around the world by becoming the largest U.S. city ever to be forced to file for bankruptcy protection from its creditors as a result of its inability to pay off its various debts. Of course, many cities across the country have been struggling financially since the recession hit, and the new of the Motor City’s problems should serve as a warning not only to them, but also to consumers nationwide who want to avoid running into the same situation.

arrow Read this post

Credit Score Implications to Consider When Borrowing for School

College has grown extremely expensive in the last decade or so, and even when attending a public university, Americans are probably facing substantial costs for working toward their degrees. For these reasons, many college kids now take out student loans, but may not be aware that doing so can have a substantial impact on their credit standings going forward.

arrow Read this post

How to Fix Credit By Paying Rent In Full and On Time

Many Americans have been trying to get their credit scores back in order after suffering from numerous financial setbacks in the past few years following the recession. However, they may have been doing themselves even more good than they thought during that time, because of a new consideration now factored into their credit scores.

arrow Read this post

That’s Not Me! How to Get Credit Report Errors Amended ASAP

Many Americans know just how important it is to maintain a good credit score for a number of aspects of their lives and therefore work hard to make sure that everything is as it should be. However, in some cases, consumers may find that the issues they run into when trying to keep up or improve upon their current credit health doesn’t have much to do with them at all.

arrow Read this post

Assets? Income? Things You May Think Affect Credit Scores But Actually Don’t

In recent years, issues like credit reports and credit scores have become more publicized and as a result, millions of consumers now know exactly how important they can be to ongoing financial health. However, despite this increased knowledge of how ratings, which care culled from information contained in reports, can impact one’s financial standing, many typically do not know exactly what goes into such a score.

arrow Read this post