Why Do People Check Their Credit?

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Why Do People Check Their Credit?

Why Do People Check Their Credit?

If you don’t measure it, you can’t tell if it’s getting better. That’s a common concept when it comes to making improvements, whether in business, health or education. The same applies to credit scores. It’s important to know your scores so you can make good decisions like when to apply for loans, but even if… Read More

How Credit Is a Marathon

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How Credit Is a Marathon

How Credit Is a Marathon

In a race, the competitors start at the starting line. They line up and go, and everyone runs along the same course toward the same finish line. But what if the runners didn’t know where the starting line was? And what if they had different signs telling them where to go? You wouldn’t have a… Read More

Have You Done Your Year-End Credit Check-Up?

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Have You Done Your Year-End Credit Check-Up?

Have You Done Your Year-End Credit Check-Up?

Thanksgiving is now officially behind us and the promise of a New Year is fast approaching. What better time for a little end of year financial house cleaning? Before you say goodbye to 2012, there’s one last year-end “to do”  — your annual year-end credit check up. We hear the groans already, but this one… Read More

Can You Really Get Your Credit Score for Free?

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Can You Really Get Your Credit Score for Free?

Can You Really Get Your Credit Score for Free?

We often talk about how important it is to stay on top of your credit reports and scores. We encourage consumers to review their free credit scores, whether that’s through Credit.com’s Free Credit Report Card or another service. But the truth is, once you have that information, figuring out what to do with it can… Read More

Most Young Adults Don’t Know Their Credit Score

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Most Young Adults Don’t Know Their Credit Score

Most Young Adults Don’t Know Their Credit Score

These days, many consumers know the importance of maintaining a strong credit score by having healthy borrowing habits. However, almost half of adults are unaware of some of the basics that go into making up that rating, or what that score is. In all, 47 percent of adults said they do not know what their… Read More

What’s Really in Your Credit Report?

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What’s Really in Your Credit Report?

What’s Really in Your Credit Report?

You probably have it in your head that your credit report is “good” or “bad.” But with credit reports, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. The credit report itself is just a compilation of facts about your financial habits and it is, in fact, judgment-free. It’s up to lenders, insurance companies or others… Read More

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