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October 2, 2014

Can you buy a good credit score?

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Can you buy a good credit score?News from CBS News:
By Gerry Detweiler/Credit.com
There are some problems money can solve. Plastic surgery may erase some of the damage done by years of bad habits, for example. Hiring a personal trainer to help whip you into shape can be easier than trying to do it yourself. And if you are sick of the problems your car has been giving you, a new [...] Continue Reading…

September 28, 2014

Six Credit Report Tips For Homebuyers

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Six Credit Report Tips For HomebuyersNews from Valley News:
Whether you plan to buy a home in six months or a year or two, you’ve probably been told to request your free credit report to check for errors and to see what a lender can learn about you from the report.
“We usually tell people to request one of their three free credit reports from either Experian, Equifax or TransUnion every [...] Continue Reading…

September 26, 2014

Martin Lewis: 20 things you must know to boost your credit score

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Martin Lewis: 20 things you must know to boost your credit scoreNews from Telegraph.co.uk:
Of course, a bad risk is likely to be seen as unprofitable by many. Yet good risks may still be unprofitable. It could be that you’re applying for a hot credit card cashback deal, but their aim is to build a customer base to cross–sell mortgages to, and you’re not suitable for that.
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September 23, 2014

11 Simple Ways You Can Boost Your Credit Score

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11 Simple Ways You Can Boost Your Credit ScoreNews from DailyFinance:Getty Images Knowing your credit score and knowing how to improve it are two of the most important things consumers can do ensure they reach their long-term goals. The three major credit rating agencies — Experian (EXPN), TransUnion and Equifax — collect information on all of us, looking at how we spend our money, pay our debts and mess [...] Continue Reading…

Column: Check your free credit report 3 times per year

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Column: Check your free credit report 3 times per yearNews from Stevenspointjournal:Wisconsin 1:22 p.m. CDT September 23, 2014

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Federal law gives everyone the right to a free credit report from each of the three major credit bureaus every 12 months. The University of Wisconsin-Extension makes it easy for consumers to review their reports through its “Check Your Free Credit Report: 2/2, 6/6, 10/10″ campaign.
Individuals are responsible for [...] Continue Reading…

September 20, 2014

How to Raise Your Spouse’s Low Credit Score

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How to Raise Your Spouse’s Low Credit ScoreNews from TIME:How to Raise Your Spouse’s Low Credit Score
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September 19, 2014

How Long Does Negative Information Remain on My Credit Report?

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How Long Does Negative Information Remain on My Credit Report?News from Boston.com:

By Nikitas Tsoukalis, President
Key Credit RepairYour credit report is a combination of positive and negative information that may affect your credit score. Types of information listed on your credit report include:
Account limits and balances
Payment history
Credit inquiries
Age of credit, finance and installment loan accounts
Bankruptcies
Judgments and other matters of public record
Accounts in collections
Liens
Although positive information can remain on your credit [...] Continue Reading…

September 18, 2014

The Color of Money | How to improve a credit score: Pay on time

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The Color of Money | How to improve a credit score: Pay on timeNews from Columbus Dispatch:

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September 17, 2014

This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit Score

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This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit ScoreNews from TIME:This Law Would Immediately Improve Your Credit Score – TIME
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Can You Get a Mortgage With a Low Credit Score?News from Fox Business:
Fear of a loan denial has led some consumers with low credit scores to simply not bother applying for a mortgage. But, while you’ll still have to provide proof of your income and assets [...] Continue Reading…

September 14, 2014

Is There Such a Thing As a Free Credit Score?

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Is There Such a Thing As a Free Credit Score?News from Motley Fool:
There are all kinds of advertisements promising a “free credit score” or a “free credit report,” but if this sounds too good to be true, that’s because it is.

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The majority of these services will indeed give you a credit report and some version of a credit score, but only after you’ve entered your credit card information [...] Continue Reading…