Your Credit Score Matters – Here’s Why

Your Credit Score Matters – Here’s Why

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Your Credit Score Matters – Here’s Why
Your Credit Score Matters – Here’s Why Rachel Thu, 02/01/2018 – 09:25 It’s time to improve your credit score Image by Fab Lentz via Unsplash Like it or not, your credit score is an all-important number. During your life, the ability to use credit for key purchases can greatly impact your quality of life. Your credit score is […]
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How Medical Debt Affects Your Credit Score

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How Medical Debt Affects Your Credit Score
How Medical Debt Affects Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 02/15/2018 – 08:58 Medical debt can impact your credit score Image by Free-Photos via Pixabay Medical debt is not like other debt. It’s not something you usually want to incur. It’s not a fun purchase and it’s often costly and unexpected. Medical debt is also something […]
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Turned Down For Credit With a Good Score? Here’s Why

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Turned Down For Credit With a Good Score? Here’s Why
Turned Down For Credit With a Good Score? Here’s Why Rachel Thu, 02/08/2018 – 08:01 Turned down for credit? Image by Isaiah Rustad via Unsplash There is more to being approved for financing and lines of credit than just your credit score, although your credit score is first and foremost. Depending on the type of credit you’re […]
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6 Ways to Get A Better Credit Score

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6 Ways to Get A Better Credit Score
6 Ways to Get A Better Credit Score Rachel Thu, 01/25/2018 – 08:11 Make a list of good credit habits and stick to them Image by Thought Catalog via Unsplash Your credit score determines whether you can have a credit card in your wallet and get an affordable car loan or mortgage with a reasonable interest rate. Your […]
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How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score?

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How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score?
How Many Credit Cards Do You Need to Improve Your Credit Score? Rachel Thu, 01/18/2018 – 09:20 How many credit cards should you have? Image by The Digital Way via PixaBay If you are just coming out of bankruptcy, you might view credit cards in a dim light because of your recent debt experience. People […]
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Credit Card Debt on the Rise – Protect Your Credit Score

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Credit Card Debt on the Rise – Protect Your Credit Score
Credit Card Debt on the Rise – Protect Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 01/11/2018 – 08:26 Credit card debt is rising Image by CafeCredit.com via Flickr Successfully going through with a bankruptcy filing is an accomplishment. It can be life-changing for those that recognize that they are stuck with overwhelming debt and decide to do […]
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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Credit Score in 2018

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5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Credit Score in 2018
5 New Year’s Resolutions for a Better Credit Score in 2018 Rachel Thu, 01/04/2018 – 08:38 Plan now for a better credit score in the New Year! Image by Brooke Lark via Unsplash The year 2017 is behind us and with it went a year of triumphs and disappointments. If one of your regrets from last year is […]
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Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy

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Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy
Better Credit in the New Year – How to Rebound Your Credit Score after Bankruptcy Rachel Thu, 12/28/2017 – 09:12 Make some credit score resolutions for 2018 Image by NordWood Themes via Unsplash The New Year is an opportunity to start things fresh. It is a time when you make resolutions and goals for the coming year. Some […]
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When Rebuilding Credit, What's the Difference Between an Authorized User and a Joint Cardholder?

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When Rebuilding Credit, What's the Difference Between an Authorized User and a Joint Cardholder?
When Rebuilding Credit, What’s the Difference Between an Authorized User and a Joint Cardholder? Rachel Thu, 12/21/2017 – 08:48 Get started rebuilding your credit now Image by Corinne Kutz via Unsplash When you come out of bankruptcy, as soon as you have your discharge in hand, it’s time to start rebuilding your credit. For most consumers, the […]
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6 Ways to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy

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6 Ways to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy
6 Ways to Rebuild Credit After Bankruptcy Rachel Thu, 12/14/2017 – 08:31 Kick start your credit score after bankruptcy Image by ChrisGeirman via Unsplash When you’re deep in debt you can’t dig out of by yourself, bankruptcy can come in handy. But once you have your discharge, it’s time to get busy rebuilding your credit score. It’s true […]
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5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score

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5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score
5 Things That Won’t Help (And Could Hurt) Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 12/07/2017 – 08:56 Look for the signs about what can affect your credit score Image by Austin Chan via Unsplash Your credit score is the most important three-digit number in your financial life. It tells potential lenders how likely you are to pay your […]
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5 Times A Good Credit Score Can Make or Break You

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5 Times A Good Credit Score Can Make or Break You
5 Times A Good Credit Score Can Make or Break You Rachel Thu, 11/30/2017 – 08:51 Five times you need good credit Image by Bryan Minear via Unsplash If you chose bankruptcy to deal with your debt, it could be life-changing for the better. But after you get your bankruptcy discharge, it’s time to start the work […]
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Is Your Credit Score at Risk from the Equifax Hack? Is Freezing Your Credit Enough?

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Is Your Credit Score at Risk from the Equifax Hack? Is Freezing Your Credit Enough?
Is Your Credit Score at Risk from the Equifax Hack? Is Freezing Your Credit Enough? Rachel Thu, 11/23/2017 – 08:57 The aftermath of the Equifax hack  Image via MarkusSpiske on Unsplash You may be one of the more than 143 million Americans whose private information was exposed in this year’s massive Equifax hack. Enough data was stolen to […]
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Using Credit Cards to Raise Your FICO Score? 7 Things to Think About When Opening New Accounts

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Using Credit Cards to Raise Your FICO Score? 7 Things to Think About When Opening New Accounts
Using Credit Cards to Raise Your FICO Score? 7 Things to Think About When Opening New Accounts Rachel Thu, 11/16/2017 – 08:38 What you must know about credit cards and your FICO score Image Source: Pixabay.com After bankruptcy, when you’re rebuilding your credit score, using credit cards strategically can be one of the fastest and […]
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4 Reasons You Can Be Turned Down For Credit Even With a Good Score

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4 Reasons You Can Be Turned Down For Credit Even With a Good Score
4 Reasons You Can Be Turned Down For Credit Even With a Good Score Rachel Thu, 11/09/2017 – 08:23 You can be rejected for credit even with a good score Image Source: Pixabay.com You’ve worked hard to improve your credit score and it’s great. So why did you get turned down for a new line […]
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Are You Living Beyond Your Means? Signs Your Credit Score May Be At Risk

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Are You Living Beyond Your Means? Signs Your Credit Score May Be At Risk
Are You Living Beyond Your Means? Signs Your Credit Score May Be At Risk Rachel Thu, 11/02/2017 – 08:02 Are you living within your means? Image via freestocks.org on Unsplash After you file bankruptcy and get your discharge, you have a fresh start, but it’s up to you to make the most of it. One of the […]
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If You Qualify For a VA Loan, a Lower Credit Score Might Not Matter

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If You Qualify For a VA Loan, a Lower Credit Score Might Not Matter
If You Qualify For a VA Loan, a Lower Credit Score Might Not Matter Rachel Thu, 10/26/2017 – 09:26 VA loans can be faster to get after bankruptcy Image Source: Scott Webb via Unsplash When you’re bouncing back from a financial disruption in your life, like bankruptcy, job loss, etc., your credit score will drop. […]
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Common Mistakes People Make When Disputing Items on a Credit Report

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Common Mistakes People Make When Disputing Items on a Credit Report
Common Mistakes People Make When Disputing Items on a Credit Report Rachel Thu, 10/19/2017 – 09:00 Credit report dispute mistakes are common Image Source: Flickr User CafeCredit.com One of the ways to potentially improve your credit score is to clear errors off your credit report. This process starts with filing a dispute for any erroneous […]
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Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score

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Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score
Credit Report Disputes May Improve Your FICO Score Rachel Thu, 10/12/2017 – 09:21 Filing credit report disputes may help your score Image Source: Flickr User CafeCredit.com Your credit score is determined by an algorithm calculated on your credit report data. Each credit score calculation (and there are hundreds of them) will vary slightly. There are […]
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5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score

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5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score
5 Great Apps To Help Improve Your Credit Score Rachel Thu, 10/05/2017 – 09:21 Apps can help you improve your credit score Image Source: Flickr User Lisa Risager Digital devices are mandatory for life in the 20-teens, but beyond sharing photos of your favorite entrée, cat, kid, or sunset, they offer free and low-cost tools […]
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When Rebuilding Your Credit, Payment History Is Critical

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When Rebuilding Your Credit, Payment History Is Critical
When Rebuilding Your Credit, Payment History Is Critical Rachel Thu, 09/28/2017 – 09:27 Payment history is crucial for good credit Image Source: Flickr User kate hiscock When you’re rebuilding your credit history – after a financial hiccup, after bankruptcy – or if you’re building it for the first time when you’re just starting out, it’s […]
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5+ Reasons You Need Good Credit – Some Of These May Surprise You

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5+ Reasons You Need Good Credit – Some Of These May Surprise You
5+ Reasons You Need Good Credit – Some Of These May Surprise You Rachel Thu, 09/21/2017 – 09:00 Surprising reasons you need good credit Image Source: Flickr User Beta-J Everyone wants good credit. The idea of having bad credit is embarrassing and a secret most people don’t want anyone else to know. Even if you […]
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Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key

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Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key
Credit Score Lingo You Must Understand – When Rebuilding Your Score, Knowledge Is Key Rachel Thu, 09/14/2017 – 09:42 It pays to know your credit terms Image Source: Pixabay.com Finances and credit scores are something we all deal with, but sometimes the words and phrases that get thrown around might be confusing. Even if you […]
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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year

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5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year
5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year Rachel Wed, 07/05/2017 – 03:05 Good habits protect your credit scoreImage Source: Flickr User Araí Moleri Riva-Zucchelli   After bankruptcy, one of the first things to do to take full advantage of the fresh start you have is to begin rebuilding your credit as soon as […]
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When Paying Debt Can Hurt Your Credit Score – And Why

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When Paying Debt Can Hurt Your Credit Score – And Why
When Paying Debt Can Hurt Your Credit Score – And Why Rachel Thu, 07/13/2017 – 03:08 When paying debt can hurt your credit scoreImage Source: Pixabay.com     There are lots of reasons to improve your credit score. If you want to buy a new car or get a home loan or refinance your existing […]
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Credit Scores Are Better Than Ever – Why It’s the Perfect Time to Improve Your FICO Calculation

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Credit Scores Are Better Than Ever – Why It’s the Perfect Time to Improve Your FICO Calculation
Credit Scores Are Better Than Ever – Why It’s the Perfect Time to Improve Your FICO Calculation Rachel Thu, 07/20/2017 – 03:10 Now is the time to work on your creditImage Source: Flickr User Investment Zen   Credit scores are, on average, higher than they have ever been. If you’re coming out of bankruptcy or […]
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The Benefits of Aging – Most Older Americans Have Higher Credit Scores

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The Benefits of Aging – Most Older Americans Have Higher Credit Scores
The Benefits of Aging – Most Older Americans Have Higher Credit Scores Rachel Fri, 07/28/2017 – 03:13 Older Americans usually have higher credit scoresImage Source: Pixabay.com   When you think about getting older, you might focus on the negatives. You may not be able to jog as far as you once could, and you’ll notice […]
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