bad credit

5 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score This Year

Number five - Numero cinco
Good habits protect your credit score
Image Source: Flickr User Araí Moleri Riva-Zucchelli

 

After bankruptcy, one of the first things to do to take full advantage of the fresh start you have is to begin rebuilding your credit as soon as possible. Within just a few months of your bankruptcy discharge, it’s time to start working on ...

6 Tips to Improve Your Credit After Bankruptcy for a Better FICO Score in 2017

credit
Get a better credit score in 2017
Image Source: StockSnap.io

 

A healthy credit score is critical to be approved for loans, get affordable financing, and pay a lower cost for many types of insurance and utilities. A recent survey by the American Bankers Association ...

Improving Your Credit Score Should Be Your Top New Year’s Resolution for 2017

Consider a New Year's financial resolution Image Source: StockSnap.io
Consider a New Year's financial resolution
Image Source: StockSnap.io

 
As you’re making plans for the New Year, your credit score is likely the last thing on your mind but according to experts, this should be your top resolution heading into 2017. Your credit score ...

7 Habits of People With Good Credit Scores – Tips for a FICO Boost in the New Year

Tips for keeping a good credit score  Image Source: StockSnap.io
Tips for keeping a good credit score
Image Source: StockSnap.io

After bankruptcy, it’s important to rebuild your credit score, and after you boost it, you need to keep it high. If you’ve struggled with your finances in the past, you need to develop and maintain ...

5 Ways to Protect Your Credit Score This Christmas: Tips for North Carolina Consumers

Don't wreck your credit over Christmas Image Source: StockSnap.io
Don't wreck your credit this Christmas!
Image Source: StockSnap.io user Ben White.

 
If you are rebuilding your credit after bankruptcy, don’t let Christmas shopping throw you off track! Today, we’ll take a look at some common traps that can mess up your credit score ...

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Mortgage Interest Rate

How credit score affects your mortgage cost Image Source: StockSnap.io
How credit score affects your mortgage cost
Image Source: StockSnap.io user Drew Coffman.

 
After years of rock-bottom interest rates, mortgage rates are slowly climbing upward. For those who are planning to buy a home, it’s important to understand the importance of your credit score ...

7 Shocking Things That Won’t Affect Your FICO Credit Score

Shocking things that don't touch your credit score Image Source: StockSnap.io Shocking things that don't touch your credit score.
Image Source: StockSnap.io

Some life events seem major to you, but, because the credit bureaus couldn’t care less about them, they won’t affect your credit score. Some of these surprising things are positive and some are negative ...