Tips to Raise Your FICO Credit Score

Your FICO credit score is one of the major factors a lender will consider when determining whether or not to approve you for credit. There are many things that go into your FICO score, which means that there are things that you can do to improve it. Careful attention to your FICO score can help[…]

Will Canceling My Credit Card Hurt My Credit Score?

We’ve all heard the importance of paying close attention to our credit scores. Many of the credit card companies are beginning to catch on to the importance of having consumers keep it in control, and helping them track it—whether on a monthly statement, like Discover, or through the online account, like Chase and US Bank.[…]

What Effect Do Student Loans Have on Your Credit Score?

It’s no surprise that the average college student graduates with well over $30,000 in student loan debt. However, too many people fail to realize that not paying their student loans, or not paying them in a timely manner, can seriously hurt their credit. A student loan is just like any other loan. It must be[…]

Popular financial advice we tell everybody that’s actually pretty harmful

There are tons of advice givers and wisdom providers out there. Regardless of what topic you seek help and guidance on, there is always someone within arm’s length who is eager to drop some knowledge on you. This surplus of advice is great, considering that years and years ago, you were limited to the advice[…]

How To Dispute Inaccurate Information on My Credit Report

How to Dispute Inaccurate Information on My Credit Report

How to Dispute Inaccurate Information on My Credit Report? You’ve got your eye on a new credit card with great rewards and a sweet sign-up bonus. You completed the application, and you know that it’s just a formality because you have good credit and there will be no problem getting that new card. But then,[…]

How Many Credit Cards is Too Many?

  When it comes to your credit score, bigger, and more, is better. With the exception of how much debt you have (obviously you want that as small as possible if not gone completely), you always want bigger with your credit line. If you have more credit cards, then your credit limit rises, which means[…]

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How does credit card interest work?

Seventy five percent of Americans have credit cards but only one-third of the country understands how they actually work how. No wonder credit card companies are getting richer while Americans are going even further into debt! These companies are “banking” on the fact that their customers do not really understand how credit card interest works, allowing[…]