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Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score
Tue, 07/26/11 | 3 Comments
Denied Credit? Now you will Get a Free Credit Score

If you’ve recently been denied when applying for credit, it’s now a whole lot easier to find out why.
Under final rules issued by the Federal Trade Commission and Federal Reserve Board to reflect the requirements …

Does Closing a Savings or Checking Account Hurt your Credit Score?
Wed, 06/15/11 | 7 Comments
Does Closing a Savings or Checking Account Hurt your Credit Score?

Ever wonder what type of accounts do and do not impact your credit score and history?
A reader writes in with a good question on closing a checking account and I thought I’d share the answer, …

What is a VantageScore?
Wed, 04/13/11 | 9 Comments
What is a VantageScore?

I’ve received a positive response from people who signed up for Credit Karma’s free credit score service after I gave a Credit Karma review based on my own experience.
Indeed, Credit Karma is pretty awesome, but …

Credit Karma Review
Tue, 03/8/11 | 78 Comments
Credit Karma Review

Ever since I first brought up Credit Karma in my 10 free financial services post (yes, you can get a free Credit Karma account), I’ve had a ton of curious friends and readers ask me …

How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit
Thu, 10/14/10 | 12 Comments
How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit

With tighter lending restrictions these days, a lot of younger people in college and new graduates are having a hard time getting approved for credit cards or loans of any type. And because they aren’t …

Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score
Tue, 10/5/10 | 3 Comments
Hard Credit Inquiry Vs. a Soft Credit Inquiry & their Impact on your Credit Score

What is a Credit Inquiry or a Credit Pull?
A credit inquiry, also known as a credit pull, happens whenever you or someone else (namely companies) accesses your credit report for one reason or another. Whether …


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