Think student loan debt is all bad? Not quite. If you manage your loans responsibly, they can help you build good credit. In fact, student loans can positively impact three of the five major factors that make up your credit score.
You can do nothing, of course, if your credit life is all puppies and rainbows. But if there are financial areas of your life that could use a little upgrade, then right now is a good time to make it happen.
Your credit can affect everything from everyday shopping to big ticket purchases, from where you live to getting a job or starting your own business. Nina Mitchell of Her Wealth has tips for maintaining good credit, regardless of your level of wealth.
Looking for the best ways to boost your credit? Follow these three simple tips to improve your score.
A big change is coming up in the new year that could boost your credit score, making it easier for you to buy a home, a car, or other big purchases.
There’s a good chance that some of the information on your credit report is wrong. But the good news is that consumers can fix those errors and improve their credit scores.
To earn a perfect credit score, you just need to follow a few simple steps — and summer is the perfect time to do it.
If you have less-than-good credit, your score could easily wind up casting long shadows over your prospects for spring and summer fun, not to mention your bank account balance.
There isn’t a single credit card or loan product that requires an 850 credit score. In fact, research has shown that the truly ideal credit score — the magical benchmark at which you’ll almost certainly qualify for the best rates — is 760 and sometimes even lower.
Your credit score has a big impact on your ability to qualify for various types of loans, such as a mortgage, credit card or car loan. Here’s how to know what your score means.
Background checks of a job candidate’s financial history do and can cost applicants a job offer.
This quick primer lets you know what factors influence your credit score and offers some easy ways to improve your numbers.
Have you checked your credit report in the past year? If not, you may want to take a look.
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