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Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22
  • Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22

Building Credit Doesn’t Have to Be a Catch-22

By |August 10th, 2016|

By Travis Peterson
It seems like the moment I graduated from high school, I had credit card offers arriving in the mail. They came with offers of free gifts and a promise to fulfill my every desire. One thing they didn’t come with were instructions or information about using credit responsibly.
By the time I graduated, […]

4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score
  • 4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score

4 Things That May Be Hurting Your Credit Score

By |June 29th, 2016|

Often times we do not know that something is harming our credit score until it is too late. We go to apply for a loan, or try and get a new credit card, only to find that our credit rating is much lower than we expected. When this happens it is important to discover […]

Credit Scores in India – Catching up with rest of the world
  • Credit Scores in India – Catching up with rest of the world

Credit Scores in India – Catching up With Rest of the World

By |November 4th, 2015|

The history of organized credit bureaus dates back to 1898. What started off as an endeavor in the USA to create a list of customers with an indication of their credit worthiness for the local retail grocers’ association, has today grown into the tool used by lenders across the world to assess the credit […]

Tips From #Experian to Increase Your Credit Score Knowledge
  • Tips From #Experian to Increase Your Credit Score Knowledge

Tips From #Experian to Increase Your Credit Score Knowledge

By |September 18th, 2015|

Trying to engineer a better credit score for yourself is kind of like trying to diagnose engine trouble without lifting the hood of your car. You can sense the problem a number of ways, but you can’t look in and see what the difficulty is. That’s exactly the way it is with the algorithms […]

What Information Goes Into Calculating a Credit Score?
  • What Information Goes Into Calculating a Credit Score?

What Information Goes Into Calculating a Credit Score?

By |September 3rd, 2015|

If you are looking to obtain credit then you are probably going to want to know more about your credit score, and what factors help to determine the calculation. The information used can be the difference between whether you are able to obtain credit or not.

Often a poor payment history can cause problems if […]

6 Responsible Credit Management Tips
  • 6 Responsible Credit Management Tips

6 Responsible Credit Management Tips

By |July 1st, 2015|

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If your parents have been managing your credit all along, suddenly having to deal with credit balances, credit scores, and credit reports might prove to be a bit of a shocker. And then there are the payments to consider. Credit management takes a sharp turn toward the serious when you become […]

Impoverished College Students and the Various Ways to Build Good Credit ASAP
  • Impoverished College Students and the Various Ways to Build Good Credit ASAP

Impoverished College Students and the Various Ways to Build Good Credit ASAP

By |April 15th, 2015|

The process of growing up carries with it a great deal of excitement, but also stress. One of the main causes of concern for young people all across the country is that of their current financial status, given the tremendous amount of debt that many of them have accumulated after paying for a formal […]

How to Protect Your Credit Score As If Your Life Depended On It
  • How to Protect Your Credit Score As If Your Life Depended On It

How to Protect Your Credit Score As If Your Life Depended On It

By |March 16th, 2015|

First of all, the title of this post is not hyperbolic. Your life does depend on it. In the U.S., it is all but impossible to live over the level of poverty without having some form of credit extended to you. Feel free to waste time trying to prove me wrong. Even if you […]

TransUnion’s Credit Lock App – Credit Identity Security When it Matters Most
  • TransUnion’s Credit Lock App – Credit Identity Security When it Matters Most

TransUnion’s Credit Lock App – Credit Identity Security When it Matters Most

By |February 18th, 2015|

If you are not prepared for identity theft, you are making yourself a target. It’s as simple as that. But even the most prepared consumers are not completely secure. Identity theft has a cascading effect. Once a thief has a single account password, it’ll be all the easier to get your address, your license […]

Got Denied for Credit? Do These Things to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score and Get Approved
  • Got Denied for Credit? Do These Things to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score and Get Approved

Got Denied for Credit? Do These Things to Quickly Boost Your Credit Score and Get Approved

By |February 4th, 2015|

In 5 Reasons to Avoid a Low Credit Score you learn about why having a high credit score is so important.  One of the most important reasons to keep up with your credit score is so that you can apply for credit and get loans that you might need.  Basically your credit score is […]