How I Repaired My Own Credit

Credit Score

How I Repaired My Own Credit

How I Repaired My Own Credit

George M. knew his credit was bad. But how bad? He wasn’t sure. But in June 2014 he decided to find out, so he ordered his free annual credit reports and requested his free credit scores (available online as part of Credit.com’s free credit report summary, and elsewhere). As he expected, it wasn’t good. Child support, a… Read More

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

Mortgages

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

How to Pick the Right Mortgage Lender

Buying a home is probably the biggest financial purchase you will make in your lifetime — one you will be paying off for years to come. When you are calculating the details of your mortgage, or refinance, picking a lender can be one of the most complicated (but important) decisions in the process. Today, there are… Read More

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

Personal Finance

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

7 Obvious Money-Saving Tips People Often Forget

It seems everyone is exploring new and novel ways to save money. But sometimes in our quest for fresh ideas, we forget the basics that served us so well in the past. When that happens, take a step back and brush up on those neglected, tried-and-true methods. Here are seven classic money-saving tips worth another look: 1…. Read More

Will Taking a New Job Hurt My Homebuying Chances?

Mortgages

Will Taking a New Job Hurt My Homebuying Chances?

Will Taking a New Job Hurt My Homebuying Chances?

A reader asked us recently how much impact an unanticipated job change could have on his ability to get a mortgage.  “I found a better job,” he wrote. “How does this affect the loan?” We asked Scott Sheldon, a senior loan officer in Sonoma, Calif., and a Credit.com contributor, and he said the answer could… Read More

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