Credit Countdown Videos

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.
06/07/2021
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.
05/27/2021

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

Everyone wants to get a higher credit score, but not all of the “hacks” or tips being promoted actually help you get more credit score points. […]
05/21/2021
Secured Debt vs. Unsecured Debt

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

Secured credit and unsecured credit are types of credit that are very different in terms of risk to consumers and lenders. In a Credit Countdown video […]
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
Reasons Why You May Not Have a Credit Score

Reasons Why You May Not Have a Credit Score

We’ve written before about the problem of credit invisibility, which is when a consumer does not have a credit score. Millions of consumers are credit invisible […]
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.
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