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 […]

New Year’s resolutions you should make

By | Jan 3, 2013

New Year’s resolutions you should makeNews from Allentown Morning Call: Many of us start the new year with renewed energy and good intentions. We’re going to hit the gym more and eat less. We’re going to save more and spend less. Here are a few other resolutions you should make. If you’re among the nearly […]

Action Line: Job seekers should prepare to share history

By | Aug 12, 2012

Action Line: Job seekers should prepare to share historyNews from Tulsa World: This is why moms everywhere tell their kids, “Stay out of trouble and be home before tomorrow.” They don’t want to have to support their kids forever. Job seekers should be aware that “prospective employers will access any publicly available information about applicants. […]

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reporting

By | Jun 9, 2012

To keep their FICO scores up, homebuyers should know the rules of credit reportingNews from Washington Post: In a marketplace where lenders are demanding record-high FICO credit scores — Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac are averaging around 760 on approved mortgages this year — are you a little fuzzy about what can push your score […]

Five Common Credit Report Mistakes College Students Should Avoid

By | May 21, 2012

Five Common Credit Report Mistakes College Students Should AvoidNews from Fox Business: Making a mistake while taking a mid-term or a typo in a research paper is easy enough to erase and fix, but mistakes on a credit history can have long-term consequences for college students if they go unresolved. The CARD Act made it […]

Should Employers Use Credit Scores to Hire Employees?

By | Apr 23, 2012

Should Employers Use Credit Scores to Hire Employees?News from Fox Business: Oh, the dreaded credit score. These three numbers play an integral role in our personal and financial lives. It’s not enough that we have to keep up with three different versions that never seem to quite agree, but nowadays we must also be ready […]

DAVE RAMSEY: Parents should warn children about credit card perils

By | Mar 25, 2012

DAVE RAMSEY: Parents should warn children about credit card perilsNews from San Angelo Standard Times: Hear Dave Ramsey’s syndicated advice radio show from 6 to 8 a.m. weekdays on NewsTalk 960 KGKL-AM. Dear Dave: Is there some way to put a block on a credit report prior to sending a child to college, so that […]

Good Question: Credit report errors should be corrected

By | Mar 11, 2012

Good Question: Credit report errors should be correctedNews from Pittsburgh Post Gazette: Question: I recently checked my credit report and noticed there was an error on it. Is it possible to correct the mistake? Answer: Yes, it is possible to correct it, and it’s important to dispute items on your credit report that you don’t […]

Why you should care about your credit score

By | Mar 6, 2012

Why you should care about your credit scoreNews from MarketWatch: Why you should care about your credit score – Jennifer Waters’s Consumer Confidential – MarketWatch … Read the full article . Related News: Credit score can be significantly impacted by even a small, unpaid billNews from The Express Times – LehighValleyLive.com: AP File Photo | […]

Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?

By | Nov 30, 2011

Should Your Credit Rating Scare You?News from San Francisco Chronicle: Credit scores are an important fact of life: they dictate whether you can borrow funds, and what interest rates you’ll be offered for credit you qualify for. But, how does your credit rating affect your life without you knowing – and should it scare you? […]

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