This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

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This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

This Woman Only Dates Men With Good Credit Scores

“I need a man who has his life together and can pay his bills.” That’s not a jaded divorcée talking. It’s 22-year-old Martina Paillant of Brooklyn, New York. In a recent interview with The New York Post, Paillant said she was raised in a family of professionals who took handling their money very seriously. “I have no student... Read More

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

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The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

The Job Scam That Even You Could Fall For

This might be the most sophisticated job scam I’ve ever seen. Thanks to a near-victim, you’ll get a rare chance to see a real pro almost pull off a nearly perfect digital caper. You do things when you are job hunting that you wouldn’t normally do. You meet strangers. You share a lot of personal... Read More

3 Ways Your Credit Report Could Be Wrong About You

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3 Ways Your Credit Report Could Be Wrong About You

3 Ways Your Credit Report Could Be Wrong About You

Most of us take pride in the way we present ourselves to people — our actions, appearance and words tell the world who we are. Our credit reports should work the same way and be an accurate representation of us as consumers. This way, lenders can use them to fairly evaluate loan and credit applications... Read More

6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

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6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

6 Student Loan Mistakes to Avoid at All Costs

Every time I read the news, I hear how America’s problems with student loan debt have gotten worse. For example, I learned recently that collective student loan debt surged to over $1.4 trillion nationally. And in an article in the Wall Street Journal, I learned that more than 7 million student borrowers were at least one year behind on... Read More

Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

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Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

Can Alternative Credit Scores Hurt You?

We’ve written quite a bit on alternative credit scores at Credit.com over the years — and on how these non-traditional scores based on things like utility and rent payments can help consumers with “thin” credit files qualify for credit cards and loans. But can the opposite also be true? Can people who have healthy “traditional” credit scores be stymied... Read More

People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

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People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

People Who Check Their Scores Regularly Are Still Confused About Credit, Survey Finds

Turns out, even regularly checking your credit score can still leave you confused about it. That’s according to TransUnion’s second annual survey, which found more than half of consumers who checked their credit score in the past 30 days wrongly identified salary (58%), employment history (56%) and age (52%) as major factors that determine their score.... Read More

6 Universal Truths About Credit Reports

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6 Universal Truths About Credit Reports

6 Universal Truths About Credit Reports

Credit reports: They’re complicated. You can’t really argue with that sentiment: They are long and often unwieldy; there are three major versions of them, and they can affect more facets of your life — like, say, your ability to get certain jobs — than you may think. Fortunately, there are some things that are true, no matter... Read More

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