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[16 Mar 2019 | 2 Comments | 6,414 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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[15 Mar 2019 | One Comment | 2,956 views]
Asking a Banker to Check Score can Hurt Your Credit Score

If you have friends who work at banks, especially if they are in lending, you might be tempted to ask them to check your credit score for free.

Fico Scores »

[12 Mar 2019 | One Comment | 3,987 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.

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[9 Mar 2019 | One Comment | 2,815 views]
Credit Cards With no Limit can Hurt Your Credit Score

Some credit cards come with absolutely no listed limit, which at first may seem like a good thing.

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[26 Feb 2019 | One Comment | 5,599 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.