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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 | 58 Comments
Credit Karma Review

Ever since I first brought up Credit Karma in my 10 free financial services post a while back, I’ve had a ton of curious friends and readers ask me more about them.
– Have you used …

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

American Express Purchase Protection Plan – a Rare Credit Card Benefit
Sun, 06/20/10 | 20 Comments
American Express Purchase Protection Plan – a Rare Credit Card Benefit

I have a number of American Express credit cards and perhaps one of the biggest perks they bring is something that I just recently discovered: the American Express Purchase Protection plan. The plan, (rather unbelievably) …

Using 0% APR Balance Transfer Credit Cards to Pay off Debt
Sun, 06/13/10 | 12 Comments
Using 0% APR Balance Transfer Credit Cards to Pay off Debt

0% Balance Transfer Credit Card Strategy
In a debt poll on this site a few weeks ago, one-third of 20somethingfinance readers indicated that they were struggling to pay off credit card debt (the second highest selection …


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