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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.
04/22/2020
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.
04/08/2020
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.
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.
02/12/2020
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.
02/08/2020
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Buying Primary Tradelines: Fact, Fiction, or Fraud?

Primary tradelines are usually the goal of anyone trying to build credit. However, buying a “primary tradeline” may involve actions that are questionable at best and possibly illegal at worst, and it may not even help as much as you may hope. This article attempts to shed light on some of the tactics that may exist in the primary tradeline marketplace.
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?
01/23/2020
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!
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.
11/16/2019
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.
10/18/2019
The #1 Secret on How to Unlock the Power of Tradelines

The #1 Secret on How to Unlock the Power of Tradelines

People tend to think that the limit of the tradeline is more important, but if you believe this, you are misinformed and you will not get the results you hope for. If you want to see good results, you have to focus on age.
10/04/2019

Why Age Is the Most Valuable Factor of a Tradeline

Tradelines are commonly believed to have more of a positive impact on one’s credit score at certain age levels. Based on the examples we have seen, we have come up with our own observations on the question of which age levels are particularly beneficial for credit scores.
07/11/2019
Our Manager Tells a Heartfelt Father-Daughter Success Story

Our Manager Tells a Heartfelt Father-Daughter Success Story

I thought I would share a heartfelt story about a past client of ours that gives me meaning for what I do. 
06/13/2019

Wholesale Tradelines: What Are You Really Buying?

What does it mean if a company offers “wholesale tradelines?” Does that mean they have the best tradeline prices, or is it more of a marketing gimmick? Keep reading for our perspective on the topic of wholesale tradelines.
06/07/2019
How Do Tradelines Fit Into the FIRE Movement?

How Do Tradelines Fit Into the FIRE Movement?

Selling tradelines can help you achieve your goal of financial independence faster! Read on to find out how tradelines fit into the FIRE movement.
06/06/2019
Watch your profits grow as you sell tradelines.

How to Make Easy Money Selling Tradelines

Selling tradelines has been called a “$1,000 per hour side gig,” but is this true? Find out how it works and why some people are earning thousands of dollars by selling their authorized user tradelines.
05/14/2019
The Future of Credit Repair and Tradelines

The Future of Credit Repair and Tradelines

The top credit repair companies are getting on board with authorized user tradelines as a way to take their clients—and their businesses—to the next level of success. Keep reading to find out why the future of credit repair depends on tradelines.
05/02/2019
Collections are major derogatories, so they can lead to bad credit. afeCredit.com, CC 2.0.

DIY Credit Repair Basics

DIY credit repair may seem intimidating, but we'll give you the basics on how to deal with bad credit.
04/08/2019

Selling Tradelines: How to Choose the Best Company to Sell Tradelines With

Selling tradelines is a great opportunity to earn passive income. Learn how to choose the best tradeline company to sell your tradelines.
07/23/2018

Tradeline Supply Company, LLC Raises Minimum Criteria to Join Credit Partner Program

Tradeline Supply Company, LLC has announced they are no longer accepting new tradeline inventory that falls into the combined category of being under $10,000 in credit […]
06/16/2017

The Ethics of Tradelines

Tradelines and credit piggybacking are controversial topics, so much so that many people ask the question “are piggybacking and buying and selling tradelines ethical?” We want to shed light on some perspectives that may not be immediately obvious.
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