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Help! I’m a Man-Baby Trying to Fix My Credit

Help! I’m a Man-Baby Trying to Fix My Credit

Help! I’m a Man-Baby Trying to Fix My Credit

There comes a time in everyone’s life — sometimes more than once — when you have the sinking realization that you’re an adult and need to get it together. Financially speaking, that can mean getting out of debt, building credit or (gasp) saving a little money for when you retire. For Nathan McGoey, a 30-year-old from... Read More

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Help! My Kid Messed Up My Credit

Whether you handed over your credit card too many times, co-signed a loan or made your child an authorized user on that travel rewards card, there’s a chance that your credit took a hit. Your hope was that they’d be responsible, but giving them access to your line of credit can all too often become a free-for-all with serious consequences.... Read More

I Just Got Laid Off: What’s That Mean for My Credit?

I Just Got Laid Off: What’s That Mean for My Credit?

I Just Got Laid Off: What’s That Mean for My Credit?

If you just lost your job, you have a lot on your mind, like updating your resume, preparing for interviews and figuring out where in your budget you can pinch pennies until you get another steady paycheck. But something else you may be thinking about, especially if you’re hoping to make a big purchase anytime... Read More

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

What’s the Biggest Credit Bureau?

There are lots of credit bureaus out there, but three companies — Equifax, Experian and TransUnion —have reigned supreme when it comes to furnishing lenders with data on your ability to repay a loan. Of course, one of these bureaus must be the biggest of them all — and a comparison of each firm’s 2015... Read More

The Fear That Can Make a Mess of Your Finances For Years

The Fear That Can Make a Mess of Your Finances For Years

The Fear That Can Make a Mess of Your Finances For Years

A credit card statement may feel daunting, but that’s not what scares many millennials. According to a recent Capital One survey, a quarter of this demographic said their biggest financial fear is building a good credit score, something they considered even more nerve-wracking than asking for a raise or having a serious money talk with their partner. The survey, conducted... Read More

A Crash Course to Moving On From Bad Credit

A Crash Course to Moving On From Bad Credit

A Crash Course to Moving On From Bad Credit

So, you’ve decided to get serious, fix your credit issues and build healthier credit. Way to go! Often, the first question I’m asked by folks working to improve their credit is, “How long will it take for my credit score to improve so I can … buy a home, pay for my wedding, afford college and... Read More

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