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December 18, 2014

Consumer Reports: Fixing credit score problems

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Consumer Reports: Fixing credit score problemsNews from WCBD:
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December 17, 2014

The Unknown Debt That’s Dragging Down Your Credit Score

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The Unknown Debt That’s Dragging Down Your Credit ScoreNews from TIME:Medical Debt May be Dragging Down Your Credit Score Without You Even Knowing
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December 16, 2014

Consumer Reports: Credit score problems

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Consumer Reports: Credit score problemsNews from WISC Madison:
MARK –
A LOT OF US MIGHT BE THINKING OF NUMBERS THESE DAYS
- THE NUMBER OF DAYS LEFT BEFORE CHRISTMAS, HOW MANY
GIFTS WE HAVE LEFT TO BUY.
AND HOW MUCH MONEY WE’RE SPENDING.
YOU GET IT
– SUSAN –
BUT A CRITICAL NUMBER YOU SHOULD ALSO THINK ABOUT
- YOUR CREDIT SCORE.
AND MICHELLE IS HERE TO TELL US WHY IT’S ON THE MINDS
OF CONSUMER REPORTS THESE DAYS –
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December 12, 2014

Preapproval’s the Secret for Not Dinging Your Credit Score

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Preapproval’s the Secret for Not Dinging Your Credit ScoreNews from DailyFinance:Cassandra Hubbart/AOL The almighty FICO score has a big impact on how we make financial decisions, and for good reason. Not only is the score used in more than 90 percent of all lending decisions, but it also impacts other parts of our life, including how much we pay for auto insurance.Some people like to pretend that FICO does [...] Continue Reading…

December 10, 2014

6 Credit Score Myths Debunked

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6 Credit Score Myths DebunkedNews from Forbes:
By Steven Richmond, Next Avenue Contributor
You likely know that your credit score is the litmus test lenders use to determine whether you’ll be a responsible borrower and deserve to be approved for loans and credit cards. But there’s a good chance you have one or more misconceptions about how credit scores are calculated and what can nick yours.
While the actual calculations used by [...] Continue Reading…

The monthly bill that could save — or destroy — your credit score

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The monthly bill that could save — or destroy — your credit scoreNews from Washington Post:
By Jonnelle Marte December 9 at 7:07 AM
Rental payments are rarely tracked on credit reports, but some groups are trying to change that. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
One of the easiest ways to repair your credit history is to pay your bills on time.
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December 9, 2014

Is your free credit report truly free?

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Is your free credit report truly free?News from WSB Radio:
A company that promised free credit scores has agreed to pay 22 million dollars to settle charges it billed customers for monthly credit monitoring they did not sign up for.  Most of the money, about $ 21 million, will go to refund customers.
The Federal Trade Commission says the company, One Technologies and two related companies ran at least 50 [...] Continue Reading…

December 7, 2014

Credit Score 101 ensures better financial future

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Credit Score 101 ensures better financial futureNews from USA TODAY:Kimberly Howard, Advice IQ 7:34 a.m. EST December 7, 2014

How can you improve your score? First: Pay all your bills on time.(Photo: Thinkstock)

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Your Game Plan for Getting the Highest Credit Score PossibleNews from Nasdaq:
Obtaining the highest credit score possible is an objective that was handed to consumers decades ago. In order to qualify for just about [...] Continue Reading…

3 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score in 2015

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3 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score in 2015News from Nasdaq:
It’s nearly the time when we’re all starting to think about New Year’s resolutions! One great place to start is with your finances.

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Specifically, you should resolve to improve your credit, even if it’s already good, since that’s a goal that you can work on for the entire year and easily keep track of your progress. And [...] Continue Reading…

December 6, 2014

What’s your credit score? Here’s how you can get an idea -

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What’s your credit score? Here’s how you can get an idea -News from legitimately … – cleveland.com:
Is your credit score around 700? Or is it over 800 or perhaps a dismal 500?
Maybe you have no earthly idea. That’s not good.

One of the best things people can do for their financial health is to know roughly what their credit score is. I can’t tell you how often I talk with older [...] Continue Reading…