All articles tagged: “Credit Scores”

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Study

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3 Studies Show the Average Credit Score by Age & Generation ([current_year])

Studies Show the Average Credit Score by Age

In personal finance, credit scores are what make the world — or, at least, the lines of credit — go ’round. So it’s... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 5/12/17

Guide

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7 Online Picks for a Free Credit Score (Without Credit Card Requirements)

7 Picks for a Free Credit Score Without a Credit Card

Nowadays, it often seems as if every other commercial is some company or other telling you how vital it is for you... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 4/18/17

Guide

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13 min read

300 — 850: The “Credit Score Range” Explained (FICO & VantageScore)

The Credit Score Range Explained

One of the first things anyone learns when they begin developing their personal finance skills is the importance of... read more »

Brittney Mayer

By: Brittney Mayer • 3/15/17

Guide

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5 min read

3 Credit Score Facts — “What is the Highest Credit Score Possible?”

What is the Highest Credit Score Possible?

It wasn’t until my 20s that I really began to care about my credit score. This is also around the time a lot of... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 12/8/16

Guide

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9 min read

“What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Car?” (6 Tips for Auto Loans)

What Credit Score is Needed to Buy a Car?

My old roommate Chris found himself in a vicious cycle. His beat-up truck finally met its maker, and, with not much... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 9/7/16

Guide

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“What is a Good Credit Score?” (See What’s Required by 4 Loan Types)

What is a Good Credit Score?

The American dream is pretty simple: the pursuit of happiness. You want to better your life for you and your... read more »

Eric Bank

By: Eric Bank • 6/29/16

Guide

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5 min read

How to Check FICO® Score (Beware of “Free” Credit Scores)

How to Check Your FICO® Score

Your FICO Score is a credit score that is used by 90 percent of lenders. When you’re applying for a loan or credit... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 2/8/16

Blog

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5 min read

Is TransUnion Credit Score Accurate? VantageScore Vs. FICO

Is TransUnion Credit Score Accurate?

There are so many credit scores out there nowadays that it’s easy to get confused as to which one is your “real,”... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 2/2/16

Guide

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5 min read

How to “Cheat” My Credit Score (3 Quick Credit Fixes)

How to “Cheat” My Credit Score (3 Quick Credit Fixes)

In this age of helpful internet tips and shortcuts for everything, there’s got to be a way to cheat your credit... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/18/16

Guide

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530 Credit Score — Personal Loans Available (Up to $35K)

Bad Credit Personal Loans Available

Finding a lender who will approve your application for a personal loan when you have bad credit can be challenging;... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 1/12/16

Blog

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5 min read

Does Your Credit Score Drop When Someone Checks It?

Does Your Credit Score Drop When Someone Checks It?

If you’re getting ready to make a big purchase — say a car, an RV or a house — you’ve probably had someone tell you... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/8/15

Study

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Study: How Much Will Paying Off Credit Cards Improve Score?

Study: How Much Will Paying Off Credit Cards Improve Score?

In a Nutshell: Paying off credit cards can improve credit scores substantially as outstanding debt is the second... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 9/10/15

Blog

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7 min read

“FICO” Score Meaning: 5 Things You Need to Know

FICO Score Meaning: 5 Things You Need to Know

FICO is the original and most widely used credit score by lenders. According to the FICO website, 90 of the top 100... read more »

Ashley Dull

By: Ashley Dull • 8/13/15

Guide

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The FICO Scores You Didn’t Know About

The FICO Scores You Didn’t Know About

Do you know what your credit score is? As most of us are aware, FICO credit scores are how lenders measure our... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 4/7/15

Guide

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5 Common Myths About Credit Reports and Scores

5 Common Myths About Credit Reports and Scores

It can be tough to sort fact from urban legend when it comes to your credit scores and reports, but experts say... read more »

Gina Roberts-Grey

By: Gina Roberts-Grey • 3/10/15

Guide

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How Do Mortgage Payments Affect Credit Scores?

How Do Mortgage Payments Affect Credit Scores?

Prospective homebuyers with poor credit scores often face challenges when shopping for mortgages. Typically credit... read more »

Tali Wee

By: Tali Wee • 2/9/15

Guide

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What’s Considered a Bad Credit Score?

What’s Considered a Bad Credit Score?

No one wants a bad credit score. We all know it affects what we pay for insurance and our ability to borrow money,... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 1/21/15

Blog

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3 min read

7 Ways a Bad Credit Score Can Hurt You

7 Ways a Bad Credit Score Can Hurt You

Everyone wants a good credit score. If your report shows you likely have a 700 or higher, you’ll have access to... read more »

Steven Tumulski

By: Steven Tumulski • 1/15/15

Study

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Impatient People Tend to Have Worse Credit Scores, Study Suggests

Impatient People Tend to Have Worse Credit Scores, Study Suggests

Impatience can lead to many problems like extra stress, high blood pressure and a quick temper. A new study... read more »

David Andrew

By: David Andrew • 12/22/14

Blog

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How Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Insurance Rates

How Your Credit Score Can Affect Your Insurance Rates

Did you know having a poor credit score can affect how much you pay for car insurance? It may seem strange, but... read more »

Mike Randall

By: Mike Randall • 12/16/14

Blog

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How New Credit Cards Affect Your Score

How New Credit Cards Affect Your Score

Your credit score gives potential creditors and businesses — whether it be mortgage lenders, car insurance... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 12/11/14

Study

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Study: State-Mandated Financial Education Helps Raise Credit Scores

Study: State-Mandated Financial Education Helps Raise Credit Scores

Students who complete state-mandated financial literacy courses in high school tend to have higher credit scores... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/27/14

Study

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The Consequences of Using Social Network Data for Credit Scores

The Consequences of Using Social Network Data for Credit Scores

Social media has come a long way since the early days of Facebook and Myspace. What started out as a virtual social... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/20/14

Guide

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EGFS’s Five Tips for Boosting Your Small Business Credit Score

EGFS’s Five Tips for Boosting Your Small Business Credit Score

Even though the Federal Reserve has been keeping interest rates low since the 2007 financial crisis, that doesn’t... read more »

BadCredit.org Staff

By: BadCredit.org Staff • 10/9/14

Guide

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How to Protect Your Credit Score from These 6 People

How to Protect Your Credit Score from These 6 People

Credit commercials and advertisements on TV, radio and the Internet continually echo the importance of healthy... read more »

Stefanie O'Connell

By: Stefanie O'Connell • 10/9/14

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