Will My Job Hurt My Credit?

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Will My Job Hurt My Credit?

Will My Job Hurt My Credit?

Our lives are intertwined with employment, because money dictates so much of how people participate in society. And where do you get money? Usually, your job. Your job may determine where you live, how you socialize, what you wear and certainly how much money you can spend on all these things. As much as it’s wrapped… Read More

FICO vs. VantageScore: The Credit Score Rivalry Heats Up

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FICO vs. VantageScore: The Credit Score Rivalry Heats Up

FICO vs. VantageScore: The Credit Score Rivalry Heats Up

VantageScore is making headway into the credit score market dominated by FICO, says the firm behind the upstart measure of credit-worthiness. Nearly one billion VantageScores were generated in 2014 — a 600% increase — says VantageScore Solutions LLC, a creation of the nation’s three credit bureaus. The number of banks using the scores increased by… Read More

Does My Age Help My Credit Score?

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Does My Age Help My Credit Score?

Does My Age Help My Credit Score?

Age and credit have a somewhat complicated relationship. Like it often is with personal finance, straightforward questions don’t always have simple answers. Does your age affect your credit score? In the most literal sense, no: Your date of birth isn’t factored into your credit score. Still, if you’re older, you have a better chance at… Read More

4 Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You

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4 Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You

4 Credit Lessons Your Parents Didn’t Teach You

Love it or hate it, most of our money habits are learned from our parents. While some people are fortunate enough to learn money-saving lessons that steer them towards the path of financial stability, others aren’t so lucky. Regardless of your parent’s style of teaching, you’ve developed at least one money habit witnessing their relationship… Read More

Why Isn’t My Credit Score Going Up?

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Why Isn’t My Credit Score Going Up?

Why Isn’t My Credit Score Going Up?

Sometimes getting ahead feels more like a herd of turtles than a rabbit. That’s especially true when it comes to credit scores. Check out this reader question, and see if you can relate. Hi! I have a question for you. I’ve been working on improving my credit score for about three years now, but I cannot… Read More

The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

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The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

The Most Misunderstood Credit Score Factor

Despite your best intentions, there may be times when you just have to carry a balance on your credit cards. When you do, how do you protect your credit score? Reader Eddie Vidmar writes: At some point within the next few months, I am going to have a rather steep expense of putting in some… Read More

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