Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit Card

By | Feb 26, 2013

Why College Students Should Only Have 1 Credit CardNews from Fox Business: It’s tempting for college students and grads to sign up for an in-store credit card or a rewards card to snag discounts and special offers. But experts warn these short-term gains could be counterproductive to building a positive credit history. “Every time you […]

Improve your credit score by raising your credit limit

By | Feb 24, 2013

Improve your credit score by raising your credit limitNews from MyFox Houston: HOUSTON – Americans are spending more, according to the Federal Reserve, which says an increase in home, car and credit card purchases may suggest improved confidence. But as consumers pull out their credit cards, more, there may a way to improve their financial […]

What’s in a point? In credit scores, big bucks

By | Feb 22, 2013

What’s in a point? In credit scores, big bucksNews from Walla Walla Union-Bulletin: Advertisement A 619, 639, 659, 679, 699, 719 or 739 credit score … … Can cost you thousands. A 620, 640, 660, 680, 700, 720 or 740 credit score can therefore potentially save you thousands. One of the primary factors in how […]

Credit Score Report Errors Costing Big Bucks

By | Feb 18, 2013

Credit Score Report Errors Costing Big BucksNews from ABC News: Home > Video > U.S. Papal Appearance: Faithful Flock to Saint Peter’s Square Papal Appearance: Faithful Flock to Saint Peter’s Square Pope Benedict addresses thousands on second-to-last Sunday before resignation. … Read the full article . Related News: Taking credit scores seriouslyNews from Washington Post: […]

How to spot errors in your credit score

By | Feb 14, 2013

How to spot errors in your credit scoreNews from KARE: Facebook Google buzz Del.icio.us … Read the full article . Related News: Can paying a credit card bill weekly hurt my score?News from CBS News: (Credit.com) Everyone knows that paying your bills on time is essential if you want to get — or keep — […]

Credit report mistakes: How to protect your score

By | Feb 11, 2013

Credit report mistakes: How to protect your scoreNews from CBS News: (CBS News) A new government study reveals up to 40 million Americans have mistakes on their credit reports. Ohio Attorney General Mike Dewine has opened an investigation into the credit reporting industry and insists that while the agencies have for years pinned mistakes on […]

Credit Super Bowl: ‘short sale’ vs. foreclosure

By | Feb 7, 2013

Credit Super Bowl: ‘short sale’ vs. foreclosureNews from Napa Valley Register: Randy P. writes, “What is the effect of a “short sale” or foreclosure on your credit score?” Due to all of the complexities involved with credit scoring, there really isn’t an exact answer to your question. However, plenty of speculation exists as to what […]

Score More Dates By Improving Your Credit

By | Feb 5, 2013

Score More Dates By Improving Your CreditNews from NPR: In the past, having a good credit score made you an attractive candidate for credit cards or loans. But did you know your credit score nowadays can also make you an attractive – or unappealing – date? Host Michel Martin finds out why a growing number […]

Ask Farnoosh: The Mystery of a Fallen Credit Score

By | Jan 26, 2013

Ask Farnoosh: The Mystery of a Fallen Credit ScoreNews from Yahoo! Finance: Jerry emails: Last July I had a credit score of 790… But due to a recent house purchase, car purchase and an overdraft fee, my bank said my credit score dropped to 660! I want to refinance an investment property to take advantage […]

Data Highlights Link Between Credit, Mortgages and Income

By | Jan 24, 2013

Data Highlights Link Between Credit, Mortgages and IncomeNews from CNBC.com: Yet some of the results are not exactly what one might expect. Mississippi, with a household income in the low $ 40,000s, has a higher median credit score on Mortgage Marvel’s list than the national average of 684. Rick Allen, COO of Mortgage Marvel, cautions […]

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