Credit Repair & Credit Score Information

11/18/2019
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.
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.
11/08/2019
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. Find out how the credit bureaus evolved into what they are today and about the many scandals that have taken place along the way.
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.
10/30/2019
Don’t I Have the Right to a Credit Report? by John Ulzheimer

Don’t I Have the Right to a Credit Report?

Do consumers have the right to certain credit report information or even the right to a credit report at all? Credit expert John Ulzheimer explains the answer to this important question.
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.
10/28/2019
If you receive any bills that are in your name but do not belong to you, that is a sign of possible fraudulent activity.

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.
10/23/2019
Credit Builder Loan

Credit-Builder Loans: Can They Help You?

For those struggling to build credit, a credit-builder loan may be one way to get a loan with no credit check and start building a positive credit history.
10/22/2019

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?
10/16/2019
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.
10/15/2019
Some experts recommend freezing your child's credit to prevent identity theft.

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?
10/14/2019
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.
10/11/2019
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.
10/07/2019
This Is How a Rapid Rescore Can Boost Your Credit Score Fast

This Is How a Rapid Rescore Can Boost Your Credit Score Fast

If you’re wondering how to update your credit report information fast so that you can improve your credit rating quickly, you may be interested in getting a rapid rescore. Find the answers to all your questions about rapid rescores in this article.
10/04/2019
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?
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.
10/03/2019
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 an error on your credit report. Read this article to learn about common types of errors on credit reports and how to fix them.
09/26/2019
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.
09/23/2019
What’s the Difference Between Credit Repair and Adding Tradelines?

What’s the Difference Between Credit Repair and Adding Tradelines?

There is a disconnect between what is understood as traditional credit repair versus adding tradelines to your credit reports. Credit expert John Ulzheimer explains the difference in this article.
09/12/2019
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?
09/12/2019

What Happened to Equal Credit Opportunity for All?

Equality, fairness, and justice are all concepts that the United States promotes as some of its highest values. In reality, good credit is something that many privileged Americans start out with, while others do not. How do tradelines fit into equal credit opportunity?
09/11/2019
Overall Utilization vs. Individual Utilization. Photo by Marco Verch, CC 2.0.

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?
09/10/2019

What Are Credit Scores and How Can Tradelines Help?

Credit scores impact our lives in more ways than you might think, yet, unfortunately, they are intentionally opaque and difficult to understand. In this article, we’ll clear up what credit scores are, why they matter, how to build credit, and how to improve your credit score.
09/09/2019
Credit Mix: Do You Need to Care About Types of Credit?

Credit Mix: Do You Need to Care About Types of Credit?

While credit mix only makes up 10% of your FICO score, it’s still important to consider when building credit.
08/29/2019
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.
08/23/2019
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.
08/16/2019
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.
08/13/2019
Building Credit with Tradelines and tradeline supply

Tradelines: What You Should Know About Building Credit

Building credit begins with tradelines. Learn all you need to know about how to build good credit with tradelines.
07/09/2019
What is the "right" number of credit cards?

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

What is the right number of credit cards to have in your credit file? Credit expert John Ulzheimer explains the answer.
06/15/2019
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.