Credit Repair & Credit Score Information

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
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?
11/18/2021

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 on a shorter time scale. Check out our list of the best credit hacks that will help you improve your credit.
11/15/2021
Credit Sweep Fraud

Are Credit Sweeps Legal or Will They Get You in Trouble?

Credit sweeps are a heavily advertised and promoted service among credit repair companies. Is it really a good idea to purchase a credit sweep to boost your credit score? Here are some things to think about before signing up for a credit sweep.
11/04/2021
What Is FICO 10 & FICO 10 T?

FICO 10 and FICO 10T Explained by a Credit Expert

FICO 10 and FICO 10 T are new credit scoring models that have the potential to change the credit industry in a major way. What do they mean for you as a consumer? Read this article to find out.
10/03/2021
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.
08/12/2021

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.
07/26/2021

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.
06/24/2021
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.
04/17/2021
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.
03/11/2021

What Are Credit Scores?

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.
12/04/2020
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. And yet, historically, it has been costly for consumers to access their own FICO scores. 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.
11/19/2020
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.
10/27/2020
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.
10/25/2020
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.
10/18/2020
Credit scoring "buckets" can complicate the effect that a dispute may have on your credit score.

What Are Credit Scoring “Buckets?”

Credit expert John Ulzheimer explains how credit scoring "buckets" work in assigning points to your credit score.
10/12/2020
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.
10/08/2020
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.
10/02/2020
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?
09/24/2020
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.
09/20/2020

FICO Resilience Index: Should You Be Worried? [Infographic]

The FICO Resilience Index is a new type of credit score designed to help lenders better evaluate credit risk in today’s shaky economy. Should you be worried about your Resilience Index rating?
09/10/2020
The interest rate of a credit card, expressed as the APR, is important to be aware of if you ever carry a balance on the card.

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?
09/09/2020
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.
09/03/2020
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.
08/04/2020
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.
07/31/2020

How to Protect Your Finances and Credit During the Pandemic

Managing your finances and protecting your credit in the time of COVID-19 is a daunting task. Here are some steps you can take to get started right now.
07/23/2020
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.
07/21/2020
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.
06/29/2020

FICO 10: What You Need to Know About the New Credit Score

FICO 10 and FICO 10 T will cause millions of consumers' credit scores to change. Learn more about the new FICO credit scores and how they will affect the tradeline industry.
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