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Posted on 14 Apr 2017 | 1,983 views
How Does a Credit Score Increase or Decrease Each Month?

The majority of credit scores don’t increase or decrease every month, largely because the person is in what is known as “steady state” or equilibrium where their patterns of credit use and payment are balanced over time.

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Posted on 13 Apr 2017 | 5,378 views
Fix Your Credit Report After a Divorce

When a couple is married, they often hold joint accounts, such as savings, credit cards and mortgages. This links their credit scores together. If you’ve just gone through a divorce, your credit may be in shambles. Sometimes, one partner will run up a huge credit card bill, deplete the equity in the home or otherwise try to wreak havoc with the credit score of the other party. It’s important to address this problem head on.

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Posted on 12 Apr 2017 | 2,352 views
Why Your Credit Score Hates Halloween, Thanksgiving and Christmas

You and I might revel in the crisp autumn weather, but your credit score hates this time of year. The reason? Starting in October and continuing through the next 90 days, many households dramatically increase their spending.

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Posted on 10 Apr 2017 | 1,024 views
Can I File Bankruptcy on Credit Cards Only?

You can file bankruptcy on just credit cards — you must list all of your credit cards and all of your debts when you file bankruptcy. Some people have gotten the wrong idea that bankruptcy help is no longer available for credit cards, medical bills or other categories of bills. The credit card industry spent millions of dollars promoting an anti-debtor message, which resulted in the passage of the pro-creditor bankruptcy amendments, BAPCPA — the myth grew with all the media stories about the law changes.

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Posted on 10 Apr 2017 | 3,031 views
Is a FICO Score the Same as my Credit Score?

A FICO Score is a brand of credit score — FICO stands for Fair Isaac Corporation and Fair Isaac is the company that developed the software program used by the credit bureaus to compile and calculate credit scores for U.S. consumers.