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10/24/2022
Earning credit card rewards

How to Protect Your Credit Score While Pursuing Credit Card Rewards

The allure of credit card rewards could prove too dangerous for some. But it’s possible to maintain a great credit score while taking advantage of the rewards opportunities on the table.
10/20/2022
What Is a Credit Freeze on My Credit Report?

What Is a Credit Freeze on Your 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.
10/16/2022
Building credit in the United States

How to Build Credit After Moving to the United States

Relocating to a new country is an exciting time as the start of a new chapter. One major challenge for those relocating to the United States is the necessity of building a credit score from scratch. Let’s explore how you can build credit after moving to the United States.
10/06/2022
No debt

Does Having No Debt Hurt Your Credit Score?

Those able to skirt around the financial pitfalls of debt may wonder how this financial success will impact your credit score. Let’s explore whether or not avoiding debt will hurt your credit score, plus strategies you can implement to build credit while avoiding debt.
09/30/2022
Rebuilding Credit After a Divorce

How to Rebuild Credit After a Divorce

There is no denying that going through a divorce is a challenging and stressful time. On top of the emotional cost, there are financial costs that often tag along with divorce. One of the many ways that a divorce can impact your finances is by negatively impacting your credit score.
09/18/2022
Poor credit score

DIY Credit Repair Basics

Credit, as related to personal finance, refers to someone's ability to pay lenders back. Many years ago, bankers and individual lenders were forced to gauge a prospective borrower's credit subjectively—they had no metrics or statistics to turn to in making such judgments.
09/15/2022
Missed payment poor credit score

How Does a Late Payment Impact Your Credit Score?

Payment history accounts for 35% of your FICO score. So, if you miss a payment, that could have a big impact on your credit score. Let’s explore how a missed payment will affect your credit score.
09/09/2022
7 Financial Topics to Master

7 Financial Topics to Master—Or Be Manipulated By

Money is the most influential element that we run into in our daily lives. It either empowers us or hinders us, depending on how much control we have over the money in our lives.
09/01/2022
Bankruptcy court

What Is Bankruptcy and How Does It Impact Your Credit?

When you file for bankruptcy, it’s usually because you have no other option for your finances. Although it might be the right choice for your situation, the decision to file for bankruptcy will have a negative impact on your credit.
08/25/2022
609 dispute letter credit repair

What’s a 609 Dispute Letter in Credit Repair & Does It Work?

If you’ve ever looked into repairing your credit, you may have seen credit repair businesses advertising “609 dispute letters” as a way to remove negative information on your credit report. What is the idea behind this strategy, and do 609 dispute letters work?
08/12/2022
Recession credit score graph

How to Protect Your Credit Score During a Recession

When a recession is on the horizon, it’s time to prepare your finances for the potential storm ahead. Although a recession can batter personal finances across the country, it’s possible to protect your financial situation and credit score with a bit of preparation.
08/09/2022
CPN number

What Is a CPN?

A CPN might sound like a good solution if you have had trouble with your credit and want to “start fresh.” However, CPNs are not what they are marketed to be. Learn the truth about CPNs and why you should avoid them.
08/07/2022
The Cost of Being Queer

The Cost of Being Queer

A look at how the LGBTQ community has been treated historically shows why we need policies to tackle discrimination and help this marginalized community build wealth.
08/04/2022
Building credit in the military

Credit Building for Military Members

As a member of the military, you face tough challenges on a regular basis. The tenacity and perseverance you build during your career can translate into other aspects of your life. One place to channel your energy is into building a great credit score.
07/29/2022
Car shopping

How to Build Credit for a Car Purchase

If you are planning to take out a loan for your car purchase, your credit score matters. It can take time to build up a good credit score. But the results can be well worth the effort.
07/27/2022
Cosigning a contract

How Cosigning Impacts Your Credit Score

Are you considering cosigning a loan? Let’s explore how this action could impact your credit score.
07/22/2022
Building credit to purchase a home

How to Build Credit for a Home Purchase

Homeownership is a big financial goal. Although there are many important steps on the path to your dream home, building a good credit score might be the most critical.
07/20/2022
Racial wealth inequality

Understanding the Racial Wealth Gap in America

Understanding the racial wealth gap in America is crucial to taking steps to make a more equitable economy. Now is a great time to be addressing systemic problems like racial and economic inequality.
07/13/2022
Risky credit score scams

Should You Fix or Ditch Your Credit Score?

Credit scores are essential to American life. While there are many promises to get you a better credit score quickly, some are scams you should avoid. Instead, follow our tips to legitimately raise your credit score.
07/07/2022
Medical collections on credit reports

How to Remove Medical Collections From Credit Reports

Anytime one of your bills heads to collections, that’s bad news for your credit score. But depending on your situation, it may be possible to have the medical collection removed from your credit report. Keep reading if you want to eliminate this bad spot from your credit report.
06/29/2022
Financial empowerment

Use Empowerment Exercises to Level Up Your Finances

Leveling up your finances can be daunting, especially if you’ve made decisions in the past that have negatively affected your ability to pay bills and save money. But that doesn’t mean making positive financial change is impossible.
06/29/2022
Building credit when young

How to Establish Credit While Young

Just like it’s a good idea to save money while you are young, it’s also a good idea to work on building your credit score while you are young. The right credit score can set you up to tackle many of the financial obstacles life throws your way.
06/24/2022
Credit card utilization ratio

Everything You Need to Know About Credit Utilization Ratios

A better understanding of your credit utilization ratio can help you manage it with your credit score in mind. Let’s explore what your credit utilization ratio is, plus everything you need to know about managing your credit utilization ratio.
06/22/2022
Credit card interest

How Credit Card Interest Works

Credit card debt can get expensive quickly. The notoriously high interest rates that come attached to your credit card can let even a relatively small balance get out of hand quickly. So, understanding how credit card interest works can help you avoid hefty interest charges that could derail your financial plans.
06/17/2022
Principles of Power in Personal Finance

Principles of Power in Personal Finance

Everyone has a money story. Something they tell themselves to feel okay with their money situation. But are these narratives helpful? Sometimes they are. But only if they’re empowering.
06/15/2022
Why Did My Credit Score Go Down?

Why Did My Credit Score Go Down?

If your credit score has gone down, it's important to understand why so you can address the problem. Let's discuss some possible credit issues that could cause a decrease in your credit score.
06/14/2022
Irregular income graph

How to Protect Your Credit Score When You Have an Irregular Income

An unpredictable income can make managing your finances a bit more complicated. But with a little bit of planning, you can map out a strategy to protect your finances and credit score from the swings of an irregular income.
06/09/2022
Personal Finance Principles of Continuous Development

Personal Finance Principles of Continuous Development

In the business world, “principles of continuous development” guide the top professionals and companies to success. We’ll show you how the mindset of continuous development and the principles of lean business can be applied to your personal finances to create your optimal financial life.
06/07/2022
Credit card mistakes

Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Credit card mistakes can eat away at your budget and your credit score. Let’s explore the most common credit card errors and what you can do to avoid them.
05/31/2022
Money management habits

8 Master Money Habits for Wealth: Essential Money Cognitive Capacities

Even if you feel you are at a total loss for any positive money habits, you can still gain new habits to transform your wealth. in this article, we’re going to cover four advanced skills to help you bring your money skills to the next level.
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