Credit Repair & Credit Score Information

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.
06/15/2022
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.
05/20/2022

How to Grow a Thin Credit File

A thin credit file can be problematic. Although your finances may be in good shape, a thin credit file can make it challenging to access financing for major purchases when you need it. The good news is that you can take action to grow a thin credit file.
05/09/2022
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.
05/06/2022
Credit repair contract

Insider’s Guide to Buying Credit Repair

Most ratings and buyers' guides of credit repair companies are nothing more than paid advertisements—but not here! This is the insider's guide to the good, the bad, and the ugly credit repair companies. Our guide is dedicated to helping you find the best credit repair company for your situation.
05/02/2022
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?
04/28/2022
Why Having a Good Credit Score Matters

6 Reasons Why Having a Good Credit Score Matters

Your credit score can impact your finances in many ways. Let’s explore the reasons why having a good credit score is so essential.
04/27/2022
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.
04/24/2022
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.
04/21/2022
VantageScore vs. FICO Scores: What's the Difference?

VantageScore vs. FICO Score: What’s the Difference?

What is a VantageScore credit score and how is it different from a FICO credit score? Which one is better? We compare the two types of credit scores in this article.
04/17/2022
Why credit score is not improving

Why Isn’t My Credit Score Improving? Here’s What to Do

If you’ve been working to increase your credit score and haven’t seen results, you're probably wondering, "why isn’t my credit score increasing?" Find out why your score isn’t improving and how to address it.
04/09/2022
Buy Now, Pay Later

What Is Buy Now Pay Later and How Does It Affect Your Credit?

"Buy now, pay later" services can be convenient for those on a tight budget. But how do these BNPL services affect your credit? Let’s take a look at how this popular payment option could impact your credit scores.
04/06/2022
How to Use Debt Consolidation to Boost Credit Scores

How to Use Debt Consolidation to Boost Credit Scores

It can be overwhelming to try and manage several different credit card balances. If you’re in this difficult position, it might be worth considering debt consolidation. Keep reading to learn how debt consolidation works and see if it could help your credit score.
04/04/2022
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.
04/04/2022
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. 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.
03/26/2022
Too much credit

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.
03/18/2022
Credit hacks that work

Easy Credit Hacks That Will Actually Get You Results

Credit repair can take months to see results, but we have effective credit hacks that you can use to get a better credit score fast. Check out our list of the best credit hacks that will help you improve your credit.
02/12/2022
Will These Strategies Help You Get More Credit Score Points?

Will These Strategies Help You Get More Credit Score Points?

John Ulzheimer sheds light on which strategies to get more credit score points hold merit and which ones are just myths.
02/10/2022
Denied bad credit score

The Ultimatum on Poor Credit Scores—Essential Pivots for Poor Credit Scores

It’s crucial to understand credit scores if you want to set yourself up for financial success. Keep reading to find out why credit scores matter, how having a poor credit score can limit opportunities, and what you can do to improve poor credit scores.
02/04/2022
How to Fix The Most Common Credit Report Errors

How to Fix the Most Common Credit Report Errors

It’s all too likely that you may have errors on your credit report. Read this article to learn about common types of errors on credit reports and how to fix them.
01/29/2022
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?
01/26/2022
Negative Items That Can Stay on Your Credit Forever

Are There Negative Items That Can Stay on Your Credit Forever?

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.
01/07/2022
Credit Score Ranges

How Credit Score Ranges Matter

While most people know they have credit scores, they may not understand why these score numbers matter or how they are determined. Read this article to learn how different credit score ranges can impact your life and tips to help you improve your credit score.
01/03/2022
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.
01/03/2022
Understand Credit-Building in Minutes

Master Credit-Building in Less Than 7 Minutes

A credit score is a three-digit number that reflects your creditworthiness, which can greatly impact your life. In this article, learn the best strategies to build up your credit score.
12/15/2021
How to Get an 850 Credit Score | Tradeline Supply Company, LLC

How to Get an 850 Credit Score [Infographic]

An 850 credit score is the highest possible credit score. What does it take to achieve the perfect credit score?
12/12/2021
Can Alternative Credit Data Help the Credit Invisible?

Can Alternative Credit Data Help the Credit Invisible?

“Alternative data” is a concept that is becoming increasingly popular as one possible solution to the problem of credit invisibility. Let’s shed some light on the emerging topic of alternative credit data and how it could help or hurt consumers.
11/30/2021
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.
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