Is This the Biggest Change to Credit Reports in Years?

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Is This the Biggest Change to Credit Reports in Years?

Is This the Biggest Change to Credit Reports in Years?

The major credit reporting agencies have a big change in the works that could bolster a lot of people’s credit scores. As part of its National Consumer Assistance Plan (the result of a settlement brokered with 31 state attorneys general back in 2015), Equifax, Experian and TransUnion are planning to significantly reduce the amount of tax-lien and... Read More

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

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Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Can You Get Your Teen a Credit Card?

Have you ever considered getting a credit card for your child? Some parents find that there can be advantages to entrusting their children with a credit card, as responsible kids can use it to make small purchases and for emergencies. And when parents realize that they can leverage the convenience of credit cards to send... Read More

5 Universal Truths of Credit Scores

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5 Universal Truths of Credit Scores

5 Universal Truths of Credit Scores

Credit scores can admittedly be confusing. There are lot of nuances that wind up making your score yo-yo — sometimes seemingly at random. But you can minimize any brain fog by learning a few fundamentals. Here are five universal truths about credit scores. 1. You Have More Than One Score Credit scores help lenders gauge a borrower’s... Read More

Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

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Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

Why Credit Makes People So Freaking Mad: A Theory

No one really likes reading about credit, credit scores and credit reports. As editor of a publication devoted to teaching people about these things, it’s a fact that I’ve had to learn to live with, and it’s not a surprising one. There’s plenty for people to get mad about. Credit is confusing, credit report errors... Read More

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