Category: Credit Score
Your credit score might just be the most important number in your financial portfolio. A good credit score helps you move forward with the best financing tools the most competitive interest rates, while a bad credit score usually ends up costing you money. You pay more to use credit, you face higher insurance premiums, and you may even have to put deposits down to secure services like your mobile plan and utilities. With that in mind, we’ve gathered the latest credit score news from around the web and we break it down to explain how it affects your bottom line.
December 2nd, 2016 | Meghan Stewart
Bad consumer credit caused by negative public records such as foreclosure actions issued during the Great Recession may still be holding people back.
November 14th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart
As penalties from foreclosures and short sales executed during the Great Recession expire, many consumers see their credit scores rebound significantly.
November 7th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
Your poor credit score may be costing you more and that’s not just due to higher rates on credit cards and loans. Even insurance premiums may be higher.
Auto, Credit Score, Insurance
August 22nd, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Just the act of checking your credit score makes you more aware of where you stand so you know what you need to do to achieve good credit.
July 29th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart
A low credit score may not be as much of a roadblock to buying a home as you might think. A good credit building strategy can get you there within the year.
Credit Score, Homebuyers
June 17th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
You might think America’s youngest generation would be worse with credit, but it turns out they’re savvier about both credit reports and credit scores.
Credit Score, Financial Wellness
April 15th, 2016 | April Lewis-Parks
A study looks at the debts and debt problems of property renters versus homeowners. Is there a correlation between mortgage holders and financial stability?
Credit Score, Debt Advice, Debt Collection
January 29th, 2016 | Meghan Stewart
We look at credit card use by state throughout the U.S. to see which consumers are using credit the right way and who is headed for financial distress.
Credit Cards, Credit Score, Debt Advice
January 22nd, 2016 | Michael Koretzky
Roughly 56 percent of Americans are using more than 2/3 of their available credit lines, meaning trouble down the road with high interest credit card debt.
Credit Cards, Credit Score