Your credit score can affect many financial decisions you make in your life, which is why it’s a good idea to keep it in a desirable range. Our credit scores reflect our financial standing and can typically change after we make a significant financial move such as making a big purchase. So, often we don’t realize that a decision we’re making now can cause our score to plummet. Luckily, you can make smart decisions with a credit score simulator....
Debt collectors may act aggressively on the phone to get you to pay them ASAP, so it’s important to remember that you have rights that give you certain protections, including time to figure out the debt.
More Americans are turning to credit as they deal with the prolonged economic uncertainty created by the coronavirus pandemic. In this article we discuss some steps you can take to lower your debt burden.
Individual consumers aren’t the only parties who get assigned a credit score. Businesses also have credit scores, and they are used by creditors and other third parties to evaluate the financial health of a company. When businesses wish to take out a loan, the lender can pull their business credit score to decide whether to extend them credit and determine the terms of that credit. A company may even pull another company’s business credit score...
Credit monitoring refers to a tool that alerts you of changes in your credit report and credit scores. It’s a great tool if you want to work on your credit and financial health because it allows you to watch your progress and adjust your behavior to reach your credit goals.
A credit bureau is an agency that gathers data about your finances, business, income, banking status, debts, etc., to find out your financial credibility. A credit bureau may collect this data from the taxes you pay, the property you purchase the bank whose services you use, and so on. Credit bureaus have quite a few roles to play in the finances and investments sector. A credit bureau calculates your creditworthiness and builds your credit...
Government stimulus checks can feel like anything from some fun money to a way to put food on the table. If you’re somewhere in between, you might be wondering how to best use those dollars. Here are some ways you can make the most of your stimulus check.
When you’re preparing to buy a home, don’t believe these common credit myths.
Once you have all the forms you need, preparing and filing your tax return can actually be straightforward. In this guide we cover what you need to know to help file your taxes for the first time.
If you are thinking about making a big payment, like paying costs associated with closing a mortgage or maybe a car down payment, with a credit card, first think about how it might impact your credit.
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