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07/21/2020
VantageScore vs. FICO Scores: What's the Difference?

VantageScore vs. FICO Score: What’s the Difference?

What is a VantageScore credit score and how is it different from a FICO credit score? Which one is better? We compare the two types of credit scores in this article.
06/29/2020

FICO 10: What You Need to Know About the New Credit Score

FICO 10 and FICO 10 T will cause millions of consumers' credit scores to change. Learn more about the new FICO credit scores and how they will affect the tradeline industry.
06/15/2020
business credit starts with personal tradelines

Business Credit Starts With Personal Tradelines

Business credit is similar to personal credit, but it uses a different reporting system. If you are interested in building business credit, our article breaks down business credit vs. personal credit, what business tradelines are, and how to build business credit.
06/11/2020
A Spotlight on the Staggering Financial Inequalities in America

A Spotlight on the Staggering Financial Inequalities in America

As our nation collectively reckons with its history, we want to shed some light on the economic inequalities in America.
05/28/2020
Are Credit Inquiries Really Killing Your Credit?

Are Inquiries Really Killing Your Credit? What You Need to Know

Inquiries are often blamed for people's bad credit, but we're not so sure that's the case. Read this article to learn what hard inquiries and soft inquiries are and the truth about how inquiries affect your credit score.
05/24/2020

What Is Bad Credit and How Can It Affect You?

Bad credit is something we all fear, but what is actually considered poor credit and how could it affect you?
05/03/2020
Credit Reports: What You Need to Know

Credit Reports: What You Need to Know

Credit reports are an integral part of our financial system, yet many of us are seriously misinformed about how credit reports work. We'll help you understand what your credit report is and why it’s important.
04/27/2020
Missing a payment even once can seriously set back your credit score, but the damage will be even worse the longer you put off bringing the account current.

What Is a Derogatory Item on Your Credit Report?

Derogatory items can stay on your credit report and damage your credit scores for years. We’ll help you understand minor and major derogatories, how derogatory items affect your credit score, and what you can do about them.
04/26/2020
Tradeline Myths

Watch Out for These Tradeline Myths

The tradeline industry is full of rumors, myths, and inaccuracies. Since we aim to educate consumers on how tradelines work, we want to dispel these common myths about tradelines.
04/25/2020

What Happened to Equal Credit Opportunity for All?

Equality, fairness, and justice are all concepts that the United States promotes as some of its highest values. In reality, good credit is something that many privileged Americans start out with, while others do not. How do tradelines fit into equal credit opportunity?
04/22/2020
The Surprising History of the Credit Bureaus

The Surprising History of the Credit Bureaus

Most of us have credit reports assembled about us by the credit bureaus, yet few of us know about the surprising history of credit reporting. Learn about how the credit bureaus evolved into what they are today and the many controversies that have taken place along the way.
03/26/2020
How Do Closed Accounts Affect Your Credit?

How Do Closed Accounts Affect Your Credit?

How important are closed accounts when it comes to your credit score? Perhaps more than you think. Let’s shed some light on the question of how closed accounts can affect your credit.
03/13/2020

Easy Credit Hacks That Will Actually Get You Results

Credit repair can take months to see results, but fortunately, there are some credit hacks that you can use to get better credit on a shorter time scale. Check out our list of the best credit hacks to help you improve your credit.
03/03/2020
Is a Balance Transfer Worth It? How to Know if It’s Right for You

Is a Balance Transfer Worth It? How to Know if It’s Right for You

Balance transfers can be a valuable tool for helping consumers get out of credit card debt without being crushed by interest charges. On the other hand, if you’re not careful, they can leave you worse off than you were before. Read this article to find out everything you need to know about balance transfers and how to decide if a balance transfer is right for you.
02/24/2020
How to Fix The Most Common Credit Report Errors

How to Fix the Most Common Credit Report Errors

It’s all too likely that you may have an error on your credit report. Read this article to learn about common types of errors on credit reports and how to fix them.
02/12/2020
Credit Mix: Do You Need to Care About Types of Credit?

Credit Mix: Do You Need to Care About Types of Credit? [Infographic]

While credit mix only makes up 10% of your FICO score, it’s still important to consider when building credit. Check out our infographic about mix of credit and types of credit.
01/30/2020
What Does It Mean to Be Credit Invisible?

What Does It Mean to Be Credit Invisible?

Nearly one in five American adults do not have a credit score. Find out what it means to be "credit invisible" and how consumers can become credit visible.
01/29/2020
At What Age Can You Start Building Credit?

At What Age Can You Start Building Credit?

There’s never a bad time to start building good credit, but there definitely is a good time to start: as early as possible. The earlier someone starts building credit, the easier it will be to seek credit as an adult. The question is: at what age can you start building credit?
01/27/2020
Credit Piggybacking

What Is Piggybacking for Credit?

Credit piggybacking, also called credit card piggybacking, is a commonly used credit-building strategy. However, many people are still unaware of how to access this strategy and use it to their advantage. We’ll define piggybacking for credit and tell you how it can help your credit.
01/23/2020
Fastest ways to build credit

The Fastest Ways to Build Credit [Infographic]

Building credit using traditional methods can take years. In this article and infographic, we’re talking about the fastest ways to build credit.
01/22/2020
Tradelines in 5 Easy Steps

Tradelines in 5 Easy Steps

Buying tradelines doesn’t have to be complicated. Just follow these five steps to make buying tradelines easy!
01/17/2020
How to Get Tradelines to Post

How to Get Tradelines to Post

The worst thing that can happen after you buy tradelines is not seeing your tradelines post to your credit report. Fortunately, there are a few things you can do to boost your chances of getting your tradelines to post.
01/13/2020
Do Tradelines Still Work in 2020? | Tradeline Supply Company, LLC

Do Tradelines Still Work in 2020?

One question we often hear is “Do tradelines still work in 2020?” Fortunately, we can say with certainty that tradelines do still work in 2020, and we are confident they will continue to be effective for years to come.
12/26/2019
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Is There Such a Thing as Too Much Credit?

Is it possible to have too much credit? We answer the question of whether having too much credit could hurt your credit score by breaking it down into three parts: having too much available credit, having too much debt, and having too many credit accounts.
11/22/2019
Questions every authorized user should ask when buying tradelines

Questions Every Authorized User Should Ask When Buying Tradelines

Tradelines are investments in your financial future. Make sure you are getting the most out of your authorized user tradelines by asking yourself the following questions first.
11/21/2019
How many tradelines to buy

Buying Tradelines: How Many Tradelines Do I Need?

How many tradelines should you buy? There are cases when it’s best to get a single tradeline and other cases when multiple tradelines might be more appropriate. To help you decide, we’ll discuss examples for each scenario.
11/16/2019
What Happens to Your Credit When You Get Married or Divorced?

What Happens to Your Credit When You Get Married or Divorced?

What happens to your credit score when you get married? Does getting a divorce hurt your credit? Read this article to find out how marriage and divorce can affect your credit score.
11/06/2019
What Is a Credit Freeze on My Credit Report?

What Is a Credit Freeze on My Credit Report?

A credit freeze can be a valuable tool for those who may be concerned about identity theft. However, many people are unaware of how credit freezes work and how to use them.
10/29/2019
Credit Repair & Tradelines - Infographic

Credit Repair vs. Tradelines [Infographic]

Perhaps the title “Credit Repair vs Tradelines” is not entirely accurate, but this is a common way that many consumers think of the two industries. In truth, the services really go hand-in-hand, but we will highlight several differences in order to understand the full range of credit-related options.
10/21/2019
Thinking about credit report and buying tradelines

How to Choose a Tradeline: A Buyer’s Guide

Choosing the right tradelines for your credit can be a challenge. Since everyone's credit report is unique, there is no "one size fits all" approach. Learn more about how to choose the right authorized user tradelines to buy using our helpful buyer's guide.
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