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The Easy Way To Gain Access To Your Free Online Credit Report


When you apply for credit, those lending you the money want to know if you are going to pay them back. One way they decide if you are a good risk is to see how you've dealt with other people's money.

Good Credit is King, When Qualifying for Mortgage Programs


If you want to purchase a new home or refinance your current mortgage, be sure to check out the wide array of loan programs available. If you have less than excellent or even poor credit, you can still qualify for a loan.

14 Common Credit Mistakes


Establishing credit and wisely managing your credit becomes easier when you know how. You'll feel empowered by taking knowledgeable steps towards good credit, and you'll be on your way to purchasing real estate and greater financial freedom.

10 Step Credit Repair Guide


The process of clearing credit can be laborious and frustrating, but your efforts will be paid for in better financing. Your rights are protected by laws, but you need to take reasonable actions toward your goal of clearing credit discrepancies.

New Credit Advice: Dont Pay off Those Credit Cards!


Credit needed for real estate mortgage financing differs from credit needed for consumer loans. If you need help getting a home mortgage, these credit tips will help you.

How to Get Credit Reporting Agencies to Help You


The process of clearing credit can be laborious and frustrating. Understanding your rights empowers you and saves you time and effort.

Credit Repair Companies and Credit Counseling


Let's be crystal clear, right up front. Paying someone to "fix" your credit is a waste of your time and money, since the negative issues that are temporarily removed from your file will only reappear again in a couple of months.

Credit Help for Real Estate Financing: Credit Scores


When you buy real estate, lenders run all of the "big three" credit bureau reports. Each credit reporting agency lists your credit history as supplied to them by the individual lenders and includes governmental records.

Credit Help for Real Estate Financing: Five Categories of Your Credit Score


1. Payment History -- 35%The number of accounts paid as agreed and a good payment history give you a higher score.

Dont Fall for Credit Repair Scams


We've all seen the ads on television or in magazines, shouting, "Erase bad debt!" or "Remove negative entries from your credit report!" If you're a person suffering from a less-than-stellar credit rating, those headlines may seem like the answer to a prayer.The only problems is, those programs don't work, and to add insult to injury, you'll find yourself paying hefty fees to those companies, only to end up right where you started, or worse.

Special Credit Information for Married Couples


If you are married, establish separate credit accounts.Try to finance real estate in just one partner's name to increase your investment financing potential.

Give Yourself Credit


The Beginning of the Credit Card EraIn 1951, Diners Club issued the first credit card to 200 customers who could use it at 27 restaurants in New York City. From that modest beginning, credit cards have become an indispensable part of modern life.

Like It Or Not, You Have A Score To Settle!


Like It Or Not, You Have A Score To Settle! (Part 1 of 2 on Credit Scoring)Just when most people finish with school and can stop worrying about test scores, there's a new kind of scoring that enters the picture. It's called credit scoring.

Get Your Credit Score To Soar In The Twinkling of An Eye


Ever wonder how a creditor decides whether to grant you credit? For years, creditors have been using credit scoring systems to determine if you'd be a good risk for credit cards and auto loans. More recently, credit scoring has been used to help creditors evaluate your ability to repay home mortgage loans.

Some Truth About Credit


Credit is currently and has been historically an integral component of our economy. Credit contribute a person's net worth, and financial power.

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Freezing your credit is now free
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Under the Economic Growth, Regulatory Relief, and Consumer Protection Act, freezing your credit at all three major credit bureaus — Equifax EFX, -0.59% Experian EXPN, +0.23% and TransUnion TRU, +1.82% — will be free from Sept. 21. Previously, states ...
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Forbes

5 Key Considerations When Applying For A New Credit Card
Forbes
If you are thinking of applying for a new credit card, you may be overwhelmed with the amount of information in front of you. After all, there are hundreds of cards on the market, and every one has several rates and fees that can cost you money ...
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U.S News & World Report Money

What Is a Credit-Builder Loan (and Should You Get One)?
U.S News & World Report Money
It's an age-old dilemma for would-be borrowers: Creditors want evidence you can handle a loan or unsecured credit card before they give you one, but there's risk in offering credit products to borrowers without a good credit history.

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Nav (blog)

The Best Credit Card Perk for Business Owners
Nav (blog)
Business credit cards often come with a lot of perks, but the best one has nothing to do with rewards, expense tracking, or even business-related services. No, the best credit card perk for business owners is a card's grace period. Not only does it ...



Is Tesla Counting On A Billion Dollar Regulatory Credit Bonanza?
Seeking Alpha
Tesla's primary business of manufacturing and selling electric vehicles, or EVs, generates two classes of tradable regulatory credits that it sells to other automakers. Under rules promulgated by the EPA, automakers must meet Federal greenhouse gas ...



American Banker

Botnets increasingly prey on small banks and credit unions
American Banker
Computer gremlins with zombie-like powers called botnets continue to spread through financial services systems, increasingly targeting smaller banks and credit unions, a new study says. The problem is widespread in the business world. From January to ...



IFLScience (blog)

China Launches “Social Credit” System That Will Track, Rank All Citizens By 2020
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Every move you make, every step you take, they'll be watching you – the Chinese government, that is. The communist nation says it is on track to launch its “Social Credit” system in real time for 2020. The dystopian-esque system monitors, tracks, and ...

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CNBC

This type of loan doesn't help your credit score, even if you stay on top of it
CNBC
Paying down a loan on time is a good way to build a positive credit history and improve your credit score. But those using a payday loan shouldn't expect any good marks in their credit file if they pay on time. Also called cash advances, payday loans ...

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The Advocate

Cantrell's credit card spending in line with fellow council members, audit report says
The Advocate
An audit of the New Orleans City Council's credit-card usage found sloppy bookkeeping and questionable purchases were widespread among council members, but that Mayor LaToya Cantrell's spending habits while she was on the council — the subject of ...

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Credit-Card Startup Brex Seeks $1 Billion Valuation in New Round
Wall Street Journal
Brex Inc., a startup founded last year to issue corporate credit cards to other startups, is in discussions with investors to raise a new round of funding at a valuation of about $1 billion, according to people familiar with the situation. DST Global ...


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