4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

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4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

4 Ways Your Credit Scores Can Empower You

The members of the credit elite — consumers who reside at the top of the scoring ladder — are no strangers to the hard work having good credit requires. Maintaining good or excellent credit can help you qualify for the best financial offers. Here are four ways this can pay off and might leave you... Read More

How Long Will It Take To Achieve Better Credit?

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How Long Will It Take To Achieve Better Credit?

How Long Will It Take To Achieve Better Credit?

Lenders use your credit report and credit score to help them determine how much to lend you, and at what interest rate. That credit report is derived from your credit history — an algorithm of your past credit usage (including how much credit you have, how well you pay it off, and what mix of... Read More

3 Steps to Take Toward Repairing Your Credit

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3 Steps to Take Toward Repairing Your Credit

3 Steps to Take Toward Repairing Your Credit

Building and maintaining good credit is a lifelong process. And if you’re trying to fix your credit, the time it takes depends on several factors, including the type of damage. Here’s what it takes to get started repairing your credit. Review Your Credit If you haven’t already, you should take a look at your credit... Read More

Is Good Credit the Key to a Good Life?

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Is Good Credit the Key to a Good Life?

Is Good Credit the Key to a Good Life?

What do you want in life? Although most people would say that winning the lottery and being able to live in a big house or sail around the world sound nice … that’s not really what people strive for. Most people strive for similar things — things like getting a college education, buying your first... Read More

3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

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3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

3 Jobs That Can Be Harder to Get With Bad Credit

Are you in search of greener pastures or simply feel ready for a new career challenge? If so, it doesn’t hurt to have good credit, as some employers pull a version of applicants’ credit reports during the application process as part of a background investigation. For jobs that require federal government security clearance or access to government facilities,... Read More

5 Things to Ask Before a Job Interview

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5 Things to Ask Before a Job Interview

5 Things to Ask Before a Job Interview

No matter what is prompting you to search for a new job, there’s a lot to think about. There are the numerous factors you have to consider during your job hunt. What kind of position will your educational background help you qualify for? Also, how do you want your career to look in five, ten, or 20... Read More

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