It takes credit to get credit, so where do you start when you’re looking to improve your credit score? A secured credit card is a great place to start, regardless of your credit history. Whether you’ve been haunted by bad credit or simply haven’t had much credit at all, using a secured credit card is … Continue reading How to Use a Secured Credit Card to Build Credit →
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Credit reporting and monitoring have become ubiquitous in recent years. While credit reports have been used for decades to determine things like interest rates, credit limits, and creditworthiness when applying for a loan or credit card, they’re now used for much more. Many people don’t know that landlords run a credit check when you apply … Continue reading How to Dispute an Error with TransUnion →
Going through a bankruptcy is a huge burden, both emotionally and financially. It can also affect your credit score for years. While it can take some difficulty, however, it is possible to have those negative items removed early. We’ll take you step-by-step through the process. How long does a chapter 7 bankruptcy stay on your … Continue reading How to Remove a Bankruptcy from Your Credit Report →
After high school, most people have vague ideas about credit scores and credit reports. Good credit means shiny credit cards and new clothes, while bad credit means you work at a low-end job and, worse, drive to it with an old car. After college, the concept of credit clears and solidifies, but only slightly. It’s … Continue reading What Is a Bad Credit Score? →
When you find an error on your credit report, it can be alarming because you realize that your credit score could be suffering from a negative item that you don’t deserve. Thanks to the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), it’s your right to dispute any incorrect or out of date items listed on your credit … Continue reading How to Dispute an Error with Equifax →