Posted on 1 Dec 2016 | 3,032 views
Raising Credit Scores for Home Loans

While most mortgage applicants know a good credit score is a key element for a loan approval, not everyone realizes raising your credit score by even a few points can make the difference between qualifying for a mortgage or not. In addition, if you are applying for a conventional mortgage rather than an FHA-insured home loan, you can pay a lower interest rate if you are able to boost your credit score into the next level.

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Posted on 2 Dec 2016 | 3,926 views
Do Checking and Savings Accounts Help Establish Credit?

In this day and age, just about every facet of life is connected to your creditworthiness. It’s not just about buying a home or car anymore. Employers check credit reports to see if you are trustworthy. Insurance companies tie premiums to your credit rating. Even landlords check credit ratings to see if you pay your bills on time. Establishing credit helps you get the best deals of life’s big purchases.

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Posted on 1 Dec 2016 | 759 views
Target Black Friday 2014 Deals and Target Ad for Black Friday Credit Card

Target Black Friday 2014 deals have been announcement, which featured the standard discounts on toys, movies and electronics, also contained a bit of a surprise — Target is running a gift card promotion on Black Friday 2014.

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Posted on 30 Nov 2016 | 612 views
Open Numerous Credit Cards and Store Credit Card Accounts to Build Your Credit Score

The Strategy — the more credit accounts you have, the higher your available credit and the lower your credit utilization ratio. So when someone offers you the opportunity to apply for a store or credit card, always answer — “Yes, please!”

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Posted on 28 Nov 2016 | 1,633 views
5 Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

Fixing your credit score can be very stressful at times and it feels like it’s never ending where the bills keep piling in and it seems like you’re making no progress. While most people tend to just give up and declare Bankruptcy, there are many ways you can fix your credit score and start off where you started when you first grabbed your first Credit Card.

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Posted on 28 Nov 2016 | 1,352 views
Creditors are Making Their own Social Media Credit Score and Credit Report System

CoreLogic and FICO partnered last year to offer lenders an alternative credit score for more predictive scoring, which includes data previously not used in credit scoring, from a borrowers cell phone bill, utilities, payday loan activity, to child support judgments, evictions, property tax liens, the status of homeowner’s association dues, whether or not a borrower is underwater on their current home, or whether a borrower owns other properties that credit agencies typically miss.