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[23 May 2019 | 2 Comments | 5,764 views]
Holiday Season Retailers may Ding Your Credit Score

This holiday season, retailers may nudge you a little harder to sign up for their store credit cards. Perks could include discounts of 10% or more on your first purchase and introductory offers that allow you to delay payments, interest or both.

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[22 May 2019 | No Comment | 2,839 views]
Do you Want a Credit Card? Do This First!

There’s no need to waste your time — and some short-term damage to your credit score — by applying for a credit card offer that’s out of your league. This first step is crucial because the information in your credit reports — and the scores that are calculated as a result — will be critical in determining which cards you get and how much you pay for them.

Fico Scores »

[19 May 2019 | 2 Comments | 3,627 views]
How Auto Insurance Companies use Your Credit Score to Determine how Much you pay for Your Auto Insurance Rates

Insurance companies can use use drivers’ credit scores and personal credit score information to determine how much to charge for auto insurance rates.

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[15 Apr 2019 | One Comment | 2,945 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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[14 Apr 2019 | 2 Comments | 7,956 views]
About the Big Three Credit Bureaus

A credit bureau is an information clearinghouse that compiles information on consumers. The credit grantors, or lenders, report consumer payment history to the credit bureaus. The credit bureaus then compile that information together with information on tax liens, bankruptcies, and court judgments that is available in public records. In return, when consumers apply for credit, lenders can check credit reports to determine the creditworthiness of consumers.