April 21st, 2011

Credit 101: How Your Credit Score Range Affects Credit Card and Loan Options

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*Welcome to our weekly credit lessons to brush up on your credit know-how!*

In last week’s post, we brushed up on the basics about credit score differences between credit bureaus and even within the same credit bureau. Now, let’s discuss the significance that three digit number might have to lenders looking at your credit.

Let’s take a look at your credit range, here based on TransUnion’s range used by Credit Karma, and how it influences your chance to access credit.

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November 22nd, 2010

Monday Jumpstart to Personal Finance & Credit News

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It’s going to be a bipolar holiday sales season. Luxury retailers will experience a boom of sales at the register, while mass-market retailers will barely make bottom line profits like they used to in past years.

Check out more news, plus today's best links from around the web, on our Roundup!

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October 28th, 2010

Excellent Credit Score? 3 Biggest Mistakes To Avoid

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Excellent credit consumers can lose their top-notch credit due to careless mistakes. The higher your credit score, the more points you lose when you commit a negative action, like 240 points damage with a single negative move.

Don’t let a good thing slip away—keep an eye out on these 3 biggest mistakes to avoid.

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October 20th, 2010

Beyond The Basics: 4 Tricky Rules of Credit to Master

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There are some unexpected facts many consumers don’t know about credit use.

Even if you know all the basics of using and building good credit, if you want to master your personal path to a better credit score, you need to know these 4 tricky rules of credit...

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