maintaining your credit score

How To: Maintain Your Credit Score

>Whether you’re working to improve or maintain your credit score or are looking for ways to maintain it, you might be making some easy-to-miss mistakes. The good news is that by knowing simple information about your credit score, you can avoid negatively affecting your credit. Even though most credit scoring models — such as the […]

understanding your credit score

How To: Understanding Your Credit

A recent survey conducted by the Consumer Federation of America (CFA), a non-profit consumer organization, shows that almost half of American adults don’t know how their credit scores are determined. The survey results go beyond a lack of information about credit. Forty percent of those who took part in the survey also believed incorrect information, […]

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Identify Credit Report Mistakes

What’s the best way to find out if you have errors on your credit report? Checking it. To make sure your credit scores are where you need them to be to get lower interest rates on thing like mortgages, auto loans, and even for credit checks performed by landlords and potential employers, you should review […]

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Your Need To Know Finance Numbers

Too many financial terms, facts, and figures to keep track of these days? It’s easy to get lost in a sea of finance-related acronyms. Which terms and numbers should you know at all times? Here are three need-to-know finance numbers you should always have in mind.