Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score Offer

By | Oct 22, 2012

Don’t Get Too Excited About Wells Fargo’s Free Credit Score OfferNews from Business Insider: Flickr via prayitno For the next few weeks, Wells Fargo customers can get a free credit score by visiting any bank branch in the U.S. Since credit scores are typically sold by credit reporting agencies separately from reports (which are free once a […]

Don’t let a car accident wreck your credit

By | Aug 24, 2012

Don’t let a car accident wreck your creditNews from CBS Moneywatch: (Credit: Florida Highway Patrol/Getty Images) (Credit.com) An auto crash may do more than just wreck your vehicle. It may cause long-term damage to your credit reports and scores as well. We’ve heard from many accident victims over the years who wound up with medical […]

Don’t Make Business Credit Card Personal

By | Aug 16, 2012

Don’t Make Business Credit Card PersonalNews from Fox Business: Dear Credit Card Adviser,I recently applied and was approved for a business credit card. I used my name as the name of the business and my Social Security number as the employer identification number, and I classified myself as a sole proprietor. Other than the credit […]

10 Things Credit Scores Don’t Tell You

By | Jul 30, 2012

10 Things Credit Scores Don’t Tell YouNews from Huffington Post: SmartMoney: The truth behind the numbers that can determine your financial fate. […]

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Know Their Credit Score: Report

By | Jun 28, 2012

Nearly Half Of Americans Don’t Know Their Credit Score: ReportNews from Huffington Post: In an April episode of the Fox sitcom “New Girl,” Nick is surprised to learn of his ridiculously low credit score when he tries to buy a cellphone. One staffer at the store wonders if Nick just, “woke up from a coma.” […]

Don’t Let Your Crummy Credit Rating Cost You The Job

By | Jun 6, 2012

Don’t Let Your Crummy Credit Rating Cost You The JobNews from Business Insider: www.flickr.com Bethy Hardeman writes about personal finance, credit, the economy and women. Recent Posts A sparkling resume and well-crafted cover letter aren’t enough these days. Now job-seeking graduates and career-changers alike have to worry about their credit history, too. A 2010 survey […]

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt you

By | May 16, 2012

What you don’t know about credit scores could hurt youNews from msnbc.com: Paul Sakuma / AP A bad score could cost you a job or a loan. That’s why it’s so important for you to understand how credit scoring works. By Herb Weisbaum, The ConsumerMan Your credit score, which is based on your credit history, […]

Don’t Fear Home Loan Credit Check; Seminar Shows How Banks Try to Help

By | Apr 25, 2012

Don’t Fear Home Loan Credit Check; Seminar Shows How Banks Try to HelpNews from LoanSafe: DECATUR (Source: Nicole Harbour Herald & Review, Decatur, Ill. (MCT)  — Sherry Cool and Malissa Munsterman, assistant vice presidents of mortgage loans at Hickory Point Bank and Trust, know looking at credit reports and applying for a home loan can […]

Don’t Get Too Hung Up on Your Credit Score

By | Mar 1, 2012

Don’t Get Too Hung Up on Your Credit ScoreNews from Opposing Views: By Barrett Burns It may sound strange coming from the president and CEO of a credit scoring company, but when I meet someone obsessing over his or her credit score, I always tell them the same thing: don’t worry so much about being up […]

Employers Don’t Always Check Credit Score

By | Dec 28, 2011

Employers Don’t Always Check Credit ScoreNews from msnbc.com: Your credit history can keep you from getting a job. For years employers have been pulling credit reports as part of the background check of potential job applicants. “In the past only bank and financial institutions used credit checks,” said Amber Yoo with Privacy Rights Clearinghouse, “But […]

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