How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score

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How Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score
Hold on, what is a credit score? Used by lenders (banks and credit unions) to evaluate a borrower's creditworthiness, a credit score is a number between 300 and 850. Of course, it's not just a number – a credit score actually holds a lot of power in …
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New Year, New FAFSA

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New Year, New FAFSA
If your child will be in college between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018, it’s time to apply for financial aid.
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What Happens When You Pay Off A Loan Early?

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What Happens When You Pay Off A Loan Early?
Living with debt is an expensive and super stressful experience. Though the road may seem long, paying off debts and loans will strengthen your financial future. Nearly every type of… The post What Happens When You Pay Off A Loan Early? appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Financial Planning for College Freshmen

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Financial Planning for College Freshmen
With the costs of higher education continuing to rise, it is more important than ever for students and their families to develop a strategy to pay for tuition, housing, meals, books and more. While the fall semester may seem like a long way off, now is the time to develop a payment plan.
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The Big Risks of Cosigning for Student Loans

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The Big Risks of Cosigning for Student Loans
What To Know Before Cosigning A Student Loan A person might have a child, family member, or even a close family friend who is about to start college. They turned in their… The post The Big Risks of Cosigning for Student Loans appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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How To Deal With Student Loan Debt

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How To Deal With Student Loan Debt
Congratulations on completing college! But maybe you’re not in a celebrating mood because your first student loan payment is due? You might be a college graduate in a rough or… The post How To Deal With Student Loan Debt appeared first on Advantage CCS.
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Credit explained: Understanding how to improve your credit score

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Credit explained: Understanding how to improve your credit score
If you're looking to buy a home this summer, spring is a good time to evaluate your credit score. That three digit number is one of the most important factors in qualifying for a home loan. Thursday, Brenda Miernyk, Area Sales Manager of Wells Fargo …
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5 reasons why a nearly perfect credit score's not enough

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5 reasons why a nearly perfect credit score's not enough
It is possible to have an excellent score even if you filed bankruptcy in the past. For example, you could have filed six years ago and have behaved perfectly ever since. However, some lenders might still have a rule that prohibits anyone with a …
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Worst-Case Scenario: What Does a Late Payment Do to My Credit Score?

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Worst-Case Scenario: What Does a Late Payment Do to My Credit Score?
You can go here to see what a worst-case scenario bankruptcy could do to your credit.) However, Paperno said, a consumer could see their score return to its pre-late-payment days in a few years. In a worst-case scenario, one late payment will lead to …
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Five simple tips to boost and improve your credit score

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Five simple tips to boost and improve your credit score
So much of our lives are tied to three little numbers, our credit score. Whether you're buying a car, searching for a new job or looking to buy a house, your credit score could mean the difference between success and failure. Whether you just need a …
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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score

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Visalia ranks “bad” on credit score
… elevated credit standing will be yours to enjoy. Odysseas Papadimitriou is CEO of the personal finance website WalletHub, which offers free credit scores, full credit reports and 24/7 credit monitoring. He previously worked as a senior director at …
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Tips for Buying a Car in Arcadia Based on Your Credit Score

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Tips for Buying a Car in Arcadia Based on Your Credit Score
This content is brought to you by Foothill Credit Union. Foothill Credit Union is a local financial institution dedicated to improving its members' financial well-being. Commuting to Pasadena or getting around L.A. isn't easy and can prove impossible …
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10 Things I Hate About Student Loans

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10 Things I Hate About Student Loans
Student loans are generally not dischargeable in bankruptcy. Most student loans do not go away with … But these loans often require parents to co-sign and tend to have higher interest rates, depending on your credit score. (You can view your credit …
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What happens if you lie on your credit card application

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What happens if you lie on your credit card application
And, of course, they take your credit score into account as well. The bank (I don't know … In another scenario, let's say you max out your credit cards, can't afford the payments, and want to file bankruptcy to have the debts discharged. If the bank …
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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons

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OCC Fines HSBC Bank $35 Million Over Credit Card Add-Ons
April 13 — HSBC will pay a $35 million fine and offer restitution for allegedly charging customers for credit monitoring services they didn't receive under a settlement with a federal regulator. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency found the …
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How Having Different Types of Credit Will Increase Your Credit Score

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How Having Different Types of Credit Will Increase Your Credit Score
FICO Score. Is FICO Still the Standard in Credit Scoring? This Easy Trick Will Improve Your Credit Score and Avoid Late Payments · How to Successfully Follow the Authorized User Credit Score Strategy · How to Improve Your Credit Score Using Your Utilities.
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What You Need to Know About Settling a Credit Card Debt

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What You Need to Know About Settling a Credit Card Debt
(If this happens to you, read our guide on how to improve your credit score.) Viale said most creditors will offer a settlement for 50 to 70 cents on the dollar of what you owe. Even though you won't pay the full amount of your debt, you'll need to …
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Worst-Case Scenario: What Does Bankruptcy Actually Do to My Credit Score?

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Worst-Case Scenario: What Does Bankruptcy Actually Do to My Credit Score?
It's the big, bad boogeyman of credit scores: bankruptcy. A formal declaration that you are incapable of paying off all your debts as agreed. And while taking such action could spare you from paying off all — or at least some — of the loans that put …
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First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting A Mortgage When You Have No Credit

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First-Time Home Buyers Guide: Getting A Mortgage When You Have No Credit
For example, a first-time home buyer may not be able to show the same stable work history that a more experienced buyer can show; and a first-time home buyer not have as much money saved. But, perhaps, the biggest difference between a first-time home …
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Shred the word at credit union

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Shred the word at credit union
UKIAH >> Mendo Lake Credit Union (MLCU) invites the public to “Shred the Word — Protect Yourself from Identity Theft” with free shredding opportunities in both Lake and Mendocino counties. Anyone may bring up to five boxes or bags of old documents for …
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You're Not Stuck With Bad Credit Forever, Study Finds

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You're Not Stuck With Bad Credit Forever, Study Finds
Your credit score isn't like your family; you aren't stuck with it forever. In fact, credit scores are quite fluid, as a recent study from VantageScore Solutions shows. The study looked at the credit scores of 2 million consumers between 2011 and 2013 …
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3 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score

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3 Ways To Improve Your Credit Score
Move over GPA, there's another number that has an even greater effect on your lifestyle and future now that you're out in the real world—your credit score. That 3-digit number—calculated based on your credit mix, payment history and debt load—plays …
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Unexpected Ways To Hurt Your Credit Score

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Unexpected Ways To Hurt Your Credit Score
There's a good chance you know the big line items that can tank your credit score — bankruptcy, foreclosures. But there are some other ways you may not be aware of. The exact effects will vary depending on your full credit profile but experts say you …
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Could A New Credit Scoring System Affect Your Ability To Borrow?

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Could A New Credit Scoring System Affect Your Ability To Borrow?
Recently I wrote about how your bankruptcy score, a rating that predicts the likelihood that you'll become insolvent, could affect your ability to borrow. This rating, just like your credit score, is created by Equifax and TransUnion and is based on …
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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …

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Florida Credit repair and identity theft firm – The Credit Cleaners, LLC …
What is a credit report? What does mine say and how do I get one? These questions are on many people's minds and are one of the first topics discussed in the book. Legislation called the FACT Act was passed that allows all Americans to get one free …
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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring

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CreditWise Is the First App to Offer Free Credit Monitoring
Earlier this month, Capital One became the first U.S. bank to offer free credit monitoring through a mobile app called CreditWise. The Virginia-based company launched the free app after the success of CreditTracker, a free credit tracking tool rolled …
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How to buy a car with bad credit

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How to buy a car with bad credit
Shopping for a car is never easy, particularly when you have bad credit. Your credit score dictates what type of interest you'll end up paying on your car loan, and a low score means a higher interest rate. The good news is you aren't necessarily …
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