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How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

By Erin Lowry Dramatically quitting your job via viral video might seem appealing after your boss starts screaming at you — again– but for the sake of your credit score, it’s probably not a good idea. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, lending companies and Fair Isaac (FICO) might soon start […]

New Credit Scoring Model Could Boost Consumers’ Scores

Has your credit been affected by late payments? Or are you trying to rebuild your credit after being unemployed for months? Well, I have good news for you. A new scoring system that could help you boost your credit score is now available. This new credit scoring model doesn’t factor in debts that went into […]

Take Control of Your Credit

Those little numbers on your credit score reveal big things about you and the state of your finances. People commonly confuse credit scores and credit reports, thinking they’re interchangeable – admittedly I was one of them! I am going to break it down for you, credit scores use the data found on your credit report […]

8 Money Must-Knows for College Freshmen

With back-to-school shopping season in full swing, kids are gearing up to go away to college and start a new way of life with new friends, new hobbies, new classes, and teachers.  But there is one more responsibility that 18-year-old college freshman need to prepare for: managing their money on their own. Living independent from […]