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07/16/2023
Why Having a Good Credit Score Matters

6 Reasons Why Having a Good Credit Score Matters

You’ve likely heard that having a good credit score is important. But why does this three-digit number matter so much? It can impact your finances in many ways.
07/14/2023
Couple financial challenges

How to Get Your Finances on Track With a Money Date

It’s often a challenge to stay on top of household finances. Whether you are managing money by yourself or with a partner, life tends to get in the way of financial decision-making. If you have trouble setting aside time for financial planning, a money date might be the perfect solution.
07/02/2023
Credit Score Ranges

How Credit Score Ranges Matter

While most people know they have credit scores, they may not understand why these numbers matter or how they are determined. Learn how different credit score ranges can impact your life and tips to help you improve your credit score.
06/30/2023
Economic inequality populations

6 Vulnerable Economic Inequality Examples of People

Economic inequality is the unequal distribution of wealth, income, and opportunity between different groups in society. It affects social structures deeply because it leaves some communities more vulnerable to poverty and harm than others.
06/25/2023
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.
06/22/2023
Credit card utilization percentage

What Is the Difference Between Individual and Overall Credit Utilization Ratios?

What is the difference between your overall credit utilization ratio and individual credit utilization ratios and why does it matter to your credit?
06/21/2023
How to Prepare Financially When Switching Jobs

How to Prepare Financially When Switching Jobs

It’s not uncommon to switch jobs, especially in the wake of the “Great Resignation.” For many, a lengthy job search can yield a worthwhile job opportunity. But finding a new job is just the beginning.
06/16/2023
Can Alternative Credit Data Help the Credit Invisible?

Can Alternative Credit Data Help the Credit Invisible?

26 million consumers in America have no credit record whatsoever. On top of that, there are an additional 19 million consumers who do have credit files, but they do not contain sufficient credit information to be scored by a widely available credit scoring model.
06/14/2023
What is the "right" number of credit cards?

What’s the “Right” Number of Credit Cards?

How many times have you read a blog or heard some financial “guru” opining as to the mystical “right” number of credit cards to have in your wallet? Is the right number one, or two, or three? And what are the criteria for considering what is the right number versus the wrong number?
06/07/2023
Credit scoring "buckets" can complicate the effect that a dispute may have on your credit score.

What Are Credit Scoring “Buckets?”

Most of the time when I’m asked about credit scores the line of questioning is commonly about how to improve scores. It’s equally often, and equally enjoyable, when I receive questions from people about how many points certain things from your credit reports are worth to their credit scores.
05/31/2023
How to Get an 850 Credit Score | Tradeline Supply Company, LLC

How to Get an 850 Credit Score [Infographic]

People who are serious about improving their credit often wonder what it takes to get the highest possible credit score. For the FICO 8 credit scoring model, the perfect credit score is 850.
05/25/2023
Shopping temptation

How to Avoid Emotional Spending

Emotional spending is one personal finance issue that many struggle with. According to a NerdWallet survey, 49% of Americans said emotions have caused them to spend more than they can reasonably afford. With almost half of Americans struggling with emotional overspending, you aren’t alone if you are facing this issue.
05/12/2023
Credit card fraud

What to Do if You Experience Credit Card Fraud

If you are unlucky enough to experience credit card fraud, following some best practices can help you get the situation under control as soon as possible. Let’s explore what you should do if you experience credit card fraud.
05/12/2023
Rent payments on your credit report

How to Build Credit Without a Credit Card

A good credit score is a key to accessing financing options on major purchases. Building credit can be easier said than done. One popular way of building credit is to use a credit card. But that’s not the only option.
05/04/2023
How to Increase Your Credit Limit

How to Increase Your Credit Limit

If you have credit cards with low limits, you may want to increase your credit limit. In this article, we cover everything you need to know about how to get a higher credit limit.
04/25/2023
Are Revolving Accounts More Powerful Than Installment Accounts?

Are Revolving Accounts More Powerful Than Installment Accounts?

Revolving accounts and installment accounts are both important for building credit, but they do not have an equal influence on your credit score. Which type of account is more powerful for your score?
04/12/2023
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 is definitely a good time to start: as early as possible. So when can you start building credit?
04/05/2023
Establish credit tradelines

How to Establish Tradelines—Insider’s Guide

Establishing tradelines is an essential part of credit. Because credit is a necessary part of modern life for most people, you need to know why tradelines matter, the best ways to establish tradelines, tradeline factors to consider, and how to tell which tradelines to avoid and which are a good fit for you.
03/27/2023
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.
03/24/2023
Laid off

How to Protect Your Credit Score From a Layoff

Thousands of workers were laid off by their employers in 2022. As the trend of layoffs trickles through the economy, it’s important to take steps to safeguard your finances against a potential layoff.
03/15/2023
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.
03/10/2023
Insurance basics to know

Insurance Basics You Should Know to Protect Your Credit Score

Like having the right credit score, choosing the appropriate insurance policies has a big impact on your financial health. Without the right insurance policies, it is easy to get caught in a financial pinch.
03/03/2023
Emergency fund savings

How to Build an Emergency Fund

We all know that saving money is important. But stashing those savings into an emergency fund can be a game changer for your financial future.
03/01/2023
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!
02/27/2023
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.
02/20/2023
Fastest ways to build credit

How to Build Credit Fast [Infographic]

Building credit using traditional methods can take years. In this article and infographic, we’re talking about the fastest ways to build credit.
02/16/2023
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.
02/03/2023
Personal finances budgeting

Financial Skills to Master for a Better Credit Score

With the right financial habits, you can transform your financial future. But with the wrong financial skills, you might be digging yourself into a deeper hole. If you aren’t sure where to start building financial skills, you are in the right place.
01/28/2023
Savings challenge piggy bank

Want to Protect Your Credit? Try a Savings Challenge

Building more protection for your credit score is just one of many ways that a savings challenge can improve your finances. We’ll take a closer look at the top savings challenges.
01/26/2023
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.
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