Mike Randall

Mike Randall
“How to Raise Credit Score” (12 Proven Methods from Credit Experts)

Bad Credit Expert

Mike Randall is most knowledgeable in the areas of credit scores and credit cards, having written on those topics and others for the past eight years. He graduated from California State University with a degree in English literature, and he has an extensive background in personal finance studies. When he's not keeping BadCredit.org readers informed of changes in the subprime market, Mike’s hobbies include sailing and gourmet cooking. Connect with Mike on Google+.

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Unleash Your Earning Potential — Resources and Networking from APDT Can Help You Start a New Career or Side Gig as a Dog Trainer

APDT Can Help You Start a New Career or Side Gig as a Dog Trainer

In a Nutshell: Each year, pet owners spend tens of billions of dollars on their beloved companions. With this much... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/14/18

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Earn Extra Money on the Web: Weebly’s Code-Free Site-Building Platform Simplifies Starting an Online Business

Weebly’s Code-Free Platform Simplifies Starting a Business

In a Nutshell: Many great ideas for new businesses never get off the ground. Why? Because we find all sorts of... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/9/18

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Affinity Federal Credit Union Prioritizes Its Members’ Futures Through Access to Credit and a Focus on Financial Literacy

Affinity FCU Prioritizes Members' Needs Through Education

In a Nutshell: Offering an alternative to banks and traditional lenders, credit unions have built their reputations... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/26/18

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Format Helps Visual Artists Affordably Create Online Businesses and Earn Extra Cash

Format Helps Visual Artists Affordably Create Online Businesses

In a Nutshell: Many artists in today’s society have a difficult time making livable wages at their craft and are... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/25/18

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Allpoint’s Surcharge-Free ATM Network Means Not Having to Pay to Access Your Money

No Charge to Access Your Money with Allpoint's ATM Network

In a Nutshell: The growing acceptance of mobile payments, digital banking, and electronic money transfers in recent... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/23/18

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Quackwatch Acts as a Healthcare Watchdog for Avoiding Costly Fads, Fraud, and False Claims

Quackwatch: A Watchdog for Costly Health Fads and Fraud

In a Nutshell: With more options for maintaining our health and wellness than ever before, Americans today are... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/19/18

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Higher Learning for Higher Salaries: Accepted.com’s Admissions Experts Give Students an Advantage in the Application Process

How Accepted’s Admissions Experts Give Students an Advantage

In a Nutshell: It’s an undeniable truth that, on average, the higher your level of education, the greater your... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/2/18

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FinTech Mortgage Lender uno Gives Australian Homebuyers the Upper Hand in Finding Better Deals

FinTech Lender uno Gives Australian Homebuyers the Upper Hand

In a Nutshell: A new player has burst onto the Australian home lending scene and promises to disrupt the... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/28/17

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Putting Credit Scores First: MSI Credit Solutions Works with Clients to Boost Their Scores by 50 Points or More

MSI Credit Solutions Boosts Clients’ Credit Scores by 50 Points or More

In a Nutshell: Credit repair agencies play a valuable role in our consumer finance system, but let’s face it, not... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/15/17

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Mogo Marries Technology and User-Friendly Design to Help More than 450K Canadians Take Control of Their Finances

Mogo — Helping More than 450K Canadians Take Financial Control

In a Nutshell: Introducing a unique concept to the world of consumer finance, Mogo is committed to providing quick... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/12/17

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HashChing — Australia’s First Online Home Loan Marketplace Offers Borrowers Lower Rates and Affordable Refinancing Options

HashChing Brings Lower Home Loan Rates to Australian Borrowers

In a Nutshell: Shopping for a home loan can be a confusing and frustrating experience, and most people are never... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/4/17

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How Credit Canada® Helps Millions Achieve Financial Freedom Through Debt Management Solutions and Free Credit Counseling

Credit Canada Helps Millions with Debt Relief & Money Management

In a Nutshell: For more than 50 years, Credit Canada has offered debt relief services to millions of Canadian... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/21/17

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eMerchantBroker: A Leading Merchant Payment Services Option for High-Risk Businesses

eMerchantBroker Offers Payment Services for High-Risk Businesses

In a Nutshell: Many small businesses and entrepreneurial startups in the US may have innovative ideas but are... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/17/17

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GFLEC Report Highlights Disparities in Financial Literacy Among Hispanics in the US

GFLEC Report Looks at Financial Literacy Among Hispanics in the US

In a Nutshell: As part of its commitment to the development of a financially literate world, the Global Financial... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 11/3/17

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CuraDebt Consumer Debt Settlement Review: A Top-Rated Agency with More than 100 Years’ Combined Experience

CuraDebt Consumer Debt Settlement Review

In a Nutshell: CuraDebt is a full-service debt relief agency, helping individuals and small businesses with debt... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 10/16/17

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Fundera Helps Businesses Succeed by Matching Them with the Right Financing Sources

Fundera Matches Businesses with the Right Financing Sources

In a Nutshell: According to the US Small Business Administration (SBA), small businesses account for more than 90%... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 10/13/17

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The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI): Protecting Consumer Privacy and Providing a Better Internet Experience

The NAI: Protecting Privacy and Providing Better Online Experiences

In a Nutshell: The Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) is an association of third-party digital advertising... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/12/17

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Dartmouth Atlas Helps Americans Understand Our Complex Health Care System and Its Rising Costs

Dartmouth Atlas Helps Americans Understand Health Care Costs

In a Nutshell: First published in 1996, the goal of the Dartmouth Atlas of Health Care is helping Americans... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 9/5/17

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Valley National Bank® Brings Fair and Affordable Homeownership Options to Underserved Neighborhoods

How Valley National Helps Underserved Homebuyers

In a Nutshell: Valley National Bank serves communities in central and northern New Jersey, areas of New York City... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 8/23/17

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NYC’s Municipal Credit Union Celebrates 100 Years of Helping Members Avoid Predatory Lending

Municipal Credit Union Helps Members Avoid Predatory Lending

In a Nutshell: Founded in 1916 as a way to allow New York City employees the opportunity to save and borrow at... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 8/2/17

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Turn Your Home Into a Ticket to the World — HomeExchange Saves Members an Average of 58% on Vacation Costs

HomeExchange Saves Members an Average of 58% on Vacation Costs

In a Nutshell: HomeExchange is one of the oldest and most respected membership-based home exchange platforms in the... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 7/3/17

Guide

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What is Factact Free Disclosure? (FACT Act of 2003)

What Does Factact Free Disclosure Mean?

The Fair and Accurate Credit Transactions Act, also known as the FACT Act, is a federal law designed to give... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 5/1/17

Guide

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“What Credit Score is Needed to Lease a Car?” Minimum Approval Score (2017)

What Credit Score is Needed to Lease a Car?

The decision to lease a car can be a very practical one for many people — and especially for those with... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 3/8/17

Guide

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Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair (3 Ways to DIY: Letters, Software, eBooks)

Do-It-Yourself Credit Repair

Living with bad credit isn’t just a nuisance; it can impact every area of your life. If you’ve finally decided to... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 2/2/17

Guide

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Annual Credit Report Review (5 Top AnnualCreditReport.com Complaints)

AnnualCreditReport.com Review

On the journey toward building and maintaining great credit, nothing is more important than keeping a close eye on... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/19/17