Category Archives: Credit Scores

Online credit tools

Financial technology has given us so many ways to do traditional banking on our phones. We can protect and monitor our credit score through our phones and online as well. There are two types of tools that you should have on your mobile device – a way to check your score and an identity theft [...
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3 Steps to build credit score

Understanding how credit is calculated can help you to make specific moves to increase your credit score. There are easy things you can start doing now to help improve your credit score while there are other things you can do that will take some effort, but put you into that excellent credit score r...
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Protecting your credit score

Being a victim of identity theft is so easy. You may not even realize you are a victim of this crime until it is too late and your credit score has been impacted. There are two ways to protect yourself from identity theft and protect the credit score that you’ve been working on building. Check [&h...
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Build Your Credit in 4 Quick Steps

Getting started building up a credit score can be an overwhelming process and finding a jumping-off point can be even more challenging. Let’s break down the process into simple steps: You should start by downloading an accredited credit management application. I suggest Credit Karma or Experian as...
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Improve Your Credit Just in 30 Days

You probably don’t think about your credit score every day, but it can impact your life in significant ways. That’s why it’s crucial to keep your score as high as possible. If you’re currently struggling with your credit, here’s how to raise your score in just one month’s time. Image via...
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5 Steps to Disputing an Error on Your Credit Report

The reason financial professionals are forever encouraging consumers to check their credit reports annually is that errors often happen – and they can be costly. What do you do if you notice an error on your report, though? That information tends to be less readily available. Check out these five ...
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How to Dispute a Credit Report Error

The reason financial professionals are forever encouraging consumers to check their credit reports annually is that errors often happen – and they can be costly. What do you do if you notice an error on your report, though? That information tends to be less readily available. Check out these five ...
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Is a FICO Score the Same as a Credit Score?

Financial jargon can be difficult to understand, and many consumers are confused about the difference between their FICO score and their credit score. Both numbers are important indicators of your financial health, and they are actually quite similar. Read on to learn more and level-up your personal...
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Your Credit Score: How Often Does it Change?

If you’re not paying close attention to your credit score, you should be. This all-important number is a crucial indicator of your overall financial health, and it can make or break your ability to get loans for everything from a new car to your first home. How often do you need to check in on [&h...
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Secrets to a Stellar Credit Score

Many people underestimate the value of an excellent credit score, but the truth is your credit impacts much more than your ability to get a good interest rate on a loan. It’s integral to raise your score and keep it high, and these secrets from the experts will help you do it. Image via Unsplash/B...
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