Why Are Credit Reports So Hard to Understand?

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Why Are Credit Reports So Hard to Understand?

Why Are Credit Reports So Hard to Understand?

Does trying to read your credit report feel like you are reading another language entirely? This is a perfectly normal reaction when reading one of your reports for the first time or if you are not in the habit of reviewing your credit reports regularly. “While your credit reports may be hard to read at... Read More

FICO Scores Are at an All-Time High

Credit Score

FICO Scores Are at an All-Time High

FICO Scores Are at an All-Time High

Credit scores in America are getting better. In fact, the national average FICO score has hit an all-time high, according to new numbers pulled by the credit-scoring company. The national average FICO score hit 699 in April, up nine points since October 2006, per the table below. That’s also a three-point improvement over the national average from just... Read More

12 Tips for Keeping Your Wedding on Budget

Personal Finance

12 Tips for Keeping Your Wedding on Budget

12 Tips for Keeping Your Wedding on Budget

You are getting married. Congratulations! You may know what you want to have for your special day, but your caviar dreams probably can’t be met on your beer budget. While your wedding should be your dream come true, it should also not send you into mountains of debt either. Here are some things you can... Read More

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

Personal Finance

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

Congratulations! You May Be Getting a Tax Break

When tax season rolls around, most of us are just relieved to get our paperwork in on time. Now, according to Wolters Kluwer Tax & Accounting, a software solutions provider for tax, accounting and audit professionals, there may be even more reason to rest easy: a sweet little tax break. According to the firm, since... Read More

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