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[15 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 10,090 views]
Credit Card Balance Transfers can Help Your Credit Score

A 0% balance transfer offer can seem like an amazing way to eliminate credit card interest payments. Yet some credit card users remain concerned that taking advantage of these offers will hurt their credit score. In fact, the opposite may be true as there are several reasons why receiving a 0% APR balance transfer credit card may actually improve one’s credit score.

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[8 Jan 2019 | 2 Comments | 2,961 views]
Closing Multiple Zero-Balance Credit Card Accounts Will Lower Your FICO Score

In an effort to clean your cluttered finances, you close three zero balance credit card accounts. Lightening your wallet feels good now, but the potential hit to your FICO Score could weigh you down later.

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[2 Jan 2019 | One Comment | 3,810 views]
What is a Good Fico Credit Score?

A good FICO score is one that exceeds 700. Any amount above that number is generally sufficient to qualify for the lowest available rates on most types of loans, but it is not a one way ticket to being able to take out extraordinarily large loans-your income will have a more significant effect on that.

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[21 Dec 2018 | One Comment | 2,821 views]
How Often do Credit and FICO Scores get Updated From the Credit Bureaus?

Credit reporting bureaus continually update credit reports as they receive information from lenders. Your credit score may change with these updates as lenders add new information to your credit report but also as old information drops off your report. How updates affect your credit score can depend on your overall credit history.

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[16 Dec 2018 | 2 Comments | 2,616 views]
Closing a Credit Card you Have had the Longest Won’t Lower Your FICO Score

When you close the credit-card account that you’ve had the longest, it will lower the average age of your credit accounts and drag down your FICO Score.