What is a Good Credit Score?

With 56% of Americans having poor or bad credit, good credit can be hard to come by… But what is a good credit score exactly? Different lenders may have different definitions of what a “good” credit score is. One lender may approve clients with a 640 credit score or higher while another might approve clients […]

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What Makes Up Your Credit Score?

Why do we have credit scores? What makes up your credit score? Did you know 56% of Americans have bad credit? Credit scores were implemented to determine the creditworthiness of a borrower. The higher the credit score, the more likely the consumer will pay his or her bills on time. While the most important piece […]

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Closing Credit Cards: When Should You Do It

You’ve gotten a new credit card and are looking to get rid of the old one that’s been with you since the dawn of time. Sure, you’ve had some good times together. After all if it wasn’t for your trusty credit card you wouldn’t have been able to pay for all those dates to impress […]

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The Steps to Good Credit – Credit’s Do’s and Don’ts

The Dos and Don’ts to Good Credit Your credit score is the most important number in your life. It can determine whether or not you will be owning a new home, driving the car of your dreams, or even securing that new job you just had an interview for. Having a good credit score can […]

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New Years Resolution: Get Out of Credit Card Debt

It’s a new year and that means everyone is off to an inspiring start on their new years resolutions. You may already have your plan in effect to lose weight, get fit, and aim for that new promotion, but what are you doing about the pile of debt you racked up over the holidays? It’s […]

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5 Ways to Build Your Credit Score

When it comes to improving your credit score, consumers are left in the dust. Most individuals have basic knowledge of what can destroy their credit. Few know the steps to increase their credit score. Here’s 5 tips that will help build your credit score to where you would like it to be. 1. Positive Trade Lines […]

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7 Mistakes That Will Destroy Your Credit

Building your credit score takes time, patience, and loads of hard work. Wrecking it, on the other hand, is a cakewalk. With just a couple errors you can see your credit score plummet into the danger zone, where it can remain for YEARS if not taken care of. Once your score drops, you can be […]

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Data Breaches: Why You Should Worry

It’s your day off, and you’re out picking up some groceries at WalMart. After the cashier is finished ringing you up,  you pull out your AMEX and swipe to pay without thinking twice.  On the way home you stop by Target to pick up that rug that you’ve been eyeing up for the past few […]

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Student Loans and your Credit Score

With the exit of Labor Day, summer has officially come to a close. For hordes of young Americans, this means one thing: back to school. Back to late night cramming, ramen dinners, and hopelessly worrying about how student loan debt will annihilate your credit score come post-graduation. But before you start to panic, let’s take […]

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Target Breach: How to Lose Friends and Alienate Customers

Target’s response to its recent breach is a good lesson in what not to do after a company experiences a security incident. Other corporations facing the growing risk of data breaches can learn from the many missteps, if not foolish errors, taken by one of the nation’s largest retailers. The company’s first mistake was bad […]

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