Fingerhut FreshStart: Could This Program Jump-Start Your Credit?

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Fingerhut FreshStart: Could This Program Jump-Start Your Credit?

Fingerhut FreshStart: Could This Program Jump-Start Your Credit?

Are you trying to rebuild your credit? Fingerhut, an online mail-order retailer, says it wants to help you with its FreshStart program. It’s a new twist on the catalog card or magazine offers of yesteryear. The program, which involves a special credit card used to shop from Fingerhut’s online product catalog, is designed for customers... Read More

How I Raised My Credit Score 100 Points in 3 Months

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How I Raised My Credit Score 100 Points in 3 Months

How I Raised My Credit Score 100 Points in 3 Months

After years of zero debt and paying off her credit cards every month, Kristen valued her high credit score. But that was before the tsunami of divorce and single parenthood made it all but impossible to maintain. Kristen had been out of the paid workforce when she was an at-home military parent living in Germany. Once in... Read More

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

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5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

5 Credit Cards to Help You Build Credit

[Update: Some offers mentioned below have expired. You can view the current offers from our partners here — Discover it Chrome for Students, Capital One Platinum. Disclosure: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Do you need to build your credit? Perhaps you are a young adult who has never had a credit card, or... Read More

5 Ways to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

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5 Ways to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

5 Ways to Get Your New Year’s Resolutions Back on Track

January has come and gone, have you broken your New Year’s resolutions yet? Now’s the time of year when our dedication to those well-intentioned resolutions tends to wane. Here are some tips to get back on track with your financial resolutions. If you have made a financial resolution, such as paying down debt or funding... Read More

4 Ways Time Can Help Your Credit Score

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4 Ways Time Can Help Your Credit Score

4 Ways Time Can Help Your Credit Score

Time is so important to us. Years ago, people told the time from the seasons and the tides and the sun. Today, we rely on calendars and clocks to keep us on track, and we pay attention to our time right down to the second (and in sports, we even pay attention to time right... Read More

Help! My Credit is Dismal. What Can I Do?

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Help! My Credit is Dismal. What Can I Do?

Help! My Credit is Dismal. What Can I Do?

A lot of credit advice is written to help people whose credit is somewhere between the “good” and “not-so-good” range. But what about if your credit has been completely damaged? It’s easy for it to happen, especially after a divorce, bankruptcy, job loss or some other stressful event. At rock bottom, things can feel bleak.... Read More

6 Ways to Make Your Credit Score Less Scary

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6 Ways to Make Your Credit Score Less Scary

6 Ways to Make Your Credit Score Less Scary

Halloween is approaching. For kids, it’s a time to dress up and run across people’s lawns to get candy. For adults, it’s a time to buy cheap candy, it eat it all, and then buy some more before Oct. 31. Inspired by this spooky time of year, here are six great tips to boost your... Read More

3 Mental Tricks to Overcome Credit Stress

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3 Mental Tricks to Overcome Credit Stress

3 Mental Tricks to Overcome Credit Stress

It was the moment of truth: Sam sat across from the loan officer at the local bank. The loan officer had just input all of Sam’s answers to a loan application and now she was doing one of the final steps in the process by pulling Sam’s credit scores. As she clicked enter, Sam broke... Read More

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