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What's on Your Credit Report and How to Clean it Up

April 22, 2015

 

Remember getting a report card as a kid? Think about how excited you were to show off your grades to mom and dad (or maybe not) because it reflected your hard work. Even though your grades were acceptable, perhaps there were a few things your teacher wrote in the comments section that you didn't want your parents to see. 

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Topics: Credit scores

Factors That Affect Your Credit Score

April 16, 2015

 

Having a good credit score is important because it shows lenders how you handle credit and manage your money. But what factors are used to calculate your personal score?

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Topics: Credit scores

Learnin' the Basics of Your Credit Score

April 02, 2015

 

Your credit score plays a huge role in your financial life. It helps lenders determine how much money to give you and at what interest rate. So how do credit-reporting agencies come up with this magical number? And what makes up a credit score?

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Topics: Credit scores