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09/23/2021
When Being an Authorized User Doesn't Help

When You Should NOT Be an Authorized User

While being an authorized user on someone's credit card can be helpful for many consumers, it's important to remember that it can also hurt your credit in some cases. Learn these scenarios where you should not be an authorized user so you can make wise decisions for your credit.
09/21/2021
How to Remove Derogatory Entries on a Credit Report

How to Remove Derogatory Entries From Your Credit Report

Do you have derogatory items dragging down your credit score? Here's how to get derogatory entries removed from your credit report.
09/16/2021
Metro 2, e-OSCAR, and Credit Disputes - Credit Countdown

Metro 2, e-OSCAR, and the Credit Repair Dispute Process

Go behind the scenes of the dispute process used in credit repair and learn the importance of the Metro 2 and e-OSCAR systems in credit disputes.
08/23/2021
Credit Myth Busting The Opt-Out Myth

Credit Myth Busting: The Opt-Out Myth – Credit Countdown

The “opt-out” myth is one of many myths that lead consumers astray when it comes to credit. What is the opt-out myth and why does it not work?
08/21/2021
Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt

Secured vs. Unsecured Debt: What Are the Pros and Cons? – Credit Countdown

Secured and unsecured debt are very different types of credit. Learn the benefits and drawbacks of each and how they can affect your credit score.
08/19/2021
Reasons Why You May Not Have a Credit Score

Reasons Why You May Not Have a Credit Score – Credit Countdown

Millions of consumers in the US lack a credit score and are "credit invisible." Learn why you may not have a credit score and what you can do to gain credit history and become credit visible.
08/12/2021

Will These Strategies Help You Get More Credit Score Points? – Credit Countdown

John Ulzheimer sheds light on which strategies to get more credit score points hold merit and which ones are just myths.
07/26/2021

Are There Negative Items That Can Stay on Your Credit Forever? – Credit Countdown With John Ulzheimer

Certain negative items could potentially stay on your credit report permanently. Here are the three exceptions to the 7-10 year limit on negative information imposed by the FCRA.
07/14/2021
person writing common mistakes when purchasing tradelines

Common Mistakes Made When Buying Tradelines

Use our list of common mistakes to make sure you get the most out of your tradelines. Don't make the same mistakes we've seen before!
07/12/2021
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.
07/11/2021
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.
07/09/2021
How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly Without Going Into Debt

How to Use Credit Cards Responsibly Without Going Into Debt – Credit Countdown With John Ulzheimer

Credit cards often get a bad rap, but you don’t have to get into credit card debt or pay interest in order to take advantage of their benefits. Read this article to learn how to use credit cards the right way.
06/24/2021
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.
06/14/2021
Credit Countdown: What Is a Date of Last Activity?

Date of Last Activity (DLA): What Is It and Does It Really Matter? – Credit Countdown With John Ulzheimer

What is a DLA (date of last activity) on your credit report and do you need to worry about it affecting your credit score? Find out in this Credit Countdown video.
06/11/2021

Tradelines 101 [Infographic]

If you’re new to tradelines, have no fear. At Tradeline Supply Company, LLC, we provide free educational content so you can empower yourself to make smart […]
06/07/2021
Debit Cards vs. Credit Cards

Debit vs. Credit Cards: Which Is the Better Way to Pay? – Credit Countdown With Credit Expert John Ulzheimer

Is it better to pay for purchases using a credit card or a debit card? Use the information in this article to decide.
05/15/2021
What Does It Mean if Your Credit File Is Confused or Mixed?

What Does It Mean if Your Credit File Is Confused or Mixed?

"Mixed" or "confused" files, duplicate files, and fragmented files are all cases in which your credit report may be inaccurate.
05/09/2021
Credit Countdown: Credit Dispute Forms [video thumbnail]

Which Forms Are Used to Complete the Credit Dispute Process?

When you file a credit dispute, there are certain forms and processes required to resolve the dispute. Different forms are used depending on which type of dispute you are filing. Learn what these forms are used for, when they are used, and what information is included on them.
05/04/2021
The Top 3 Credit Myths That Won't Go Away

The Top 3 Credit Myths That Won’t Go Away – Credit Countdown With Credit Expert John Ulzheimer

These are the top three credit myths that just won’t seem to go away, according to credit expert John Ulzheimer.
04/17/2021
Inquiry Bumpage and Choppage

Can Inquiry “Bumpage” and “Choppage” Help Your Credit?

Could inquiry "bumpage" and "choppage" improve your credit? Find out from an expert who has spent three decades in the industry, John Ulzheimer.
03/29/2021

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?
03/11/2021

What Are Credit Scores?

Credit scores impact our lives in more ways than you might think, yet, unfortunately, they are intentionally opaque and difficult to understand. In this article, we’ll clear up what credit scores are, why they matter, how to build credit, and how to improve your credit score.
03/05/2021
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.
01/21/2021
Do Tradelines Still Work in 2020?

Do Tradelines Still Work in 2021?

One question we often hear is “Do tradelines still work in 2021?” Fortunately, we can say with certainty that tradelines do still work in 2021, and we are confident they will continue to be effective for years to come.
12/04/2020
Want to See Your FICO Score for Free? Here’s How to Do It

Want to See Your FICO Score for Free? Here’s How to Do It

Most lenders use your FICO credit score when they are deciding whether or not to extend credit to you. And yet, historically, it has been costly for consumers to access their own FICO scores. If you need to check your FICO score, where can you do so without paying a fee to access it? This article lists some of the best places to get your FICO score for free.
11/30/2020
How to Get Through the Holidays With Your Credit Intact

How to Get Through the Holidays With Your Credit Intact

With so many Americans unemployed and struggling financially, it’s more important than ever to go into the holiday season with a smart strategy to keep your finances intact. Here are some tips on how to make it through the holiday season without going overboard on spending, hurting your credit, and derailing your financial goals.
11/28/2020

Things Everyone Should Know About Credit Cards

Credit cards are not only a useful payment method for making purchases but also an essential component of a solid credit-building strategy.  After all, credit cards […]
11/19/2020
Credit Myths

Let’s Get to the Bottom of These Credit Myths

Credit myths are extremely common. Unfortunately, many people believe these myths, and their credit suffers as a result of taking incorrect actions. Let’s get to the bottom of these credit myths so you can start improving your credit the right way.
11/05/2020
Snowball vs. Avalanche: What Is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt?

Snowball vs. Avalanche: What Is the Best Way to Pay Off Debt?

The debt snowball and the debt avalanche are the two most popular methods for paying off debt. We explain how they work, the pros and cons of each approach, and how to decide which debt payoff strategy is right for you.
11/03/2020
Collection Accounts on Your Credit Report: The Ultimate Guide

Collection Accounts on Your Credit Report: The Ultimate Guide

Collections can damage your credit score for a long time, so it's important to understand them. This helpful guide explains what collections are, how they affect your credit, how collection agencies try to re-age debt, how to get collections removed from your credit report, and more.
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