Your Credit

Your credit is an important part of debt management — bad credit can cost you a lot of money, but a good credit can be an enabler that allow you to do more things for less money. This section covers information about your credit, credit scores and how to maintain a good credit profile. In addition to these articles, check out related articles in these sections: borrowing and lending money, debt reduction and management, and credit cards.

Your Credit is a subsection of debt management.

Ready to Close on Your Mortgage? Better Keep Your Credit in Check

Ready to Close on Your Mortgage? Better Keep Your Credit in Check

As the closing of my home loan draws nearer, I have been diligent about making sure my personal finances have stayed in order. While it has been a long process, it has gone relatively smoothly. We are […]

How to Challenge a Credit Application Denial

How to Challenge a Credit Application Denial

The credit crunch has resulted in increased difficulty with regard to borrowing money. Home loans, auto loans and even credit cards have been harder to get over the last couple of years. Things are starting to […]

Can a Prepaid Debit Card Help Your Credit Score?

Can a Prepaid Debit Card Help Your Credit Score?

If you want to build your credit, a common dilemma is you need a good credit to get a credit card. If you’re a student, you’re in luck because you can typically apply for a student […]

10 Questions to Test Your Credit Savvy

10 Questions to Test Your Credit Savvy

You may know that your credit report and credit score are important, but do you know why? And do you know how to improve them? Instead of giving you another boring list, here are 10 quick […]

How to Get Free Experian Credit Score from Credit Sesame

How to Get Free Experian Credit Score from Credit Sesame

Experian credit score is one of the three credit scores that you can obtain. Unlike FICO score, there is a easy and free way to obtain your Experian score from a web site called Credit Sesame. […]

Secure Your On-line Financial Identity

Secure Your On-line Financial Identity

Banks secure your money. They do this by offering insurance (FDIC or otherwise), and are liable for any stolen funds. Because of this, they have an intrinsic interest in protecting that money — making sure it […]

Free Credit Report Cards From Credit Karma

Free Credit Report Cards From Credit Karma

One of my favorite financial websites is Credit Karma. I love the ability to get and track my credit score for free. Now they are expanding their services to provide you with credit report information. The […]

How to Increase Your Credit Score and Fix Bad Credit

How to Increase Your Credit Score and Fix Bad Credit

Regardless of your financial situation, your credit score is an important aspect of your finances. This is especially true if you’re planning to borrow money for any reason. With a better credit score, you could get […]

FreeCreditReport.com is NOT Free

FreeCreditReport.com is NOT Free

Have you heard of FreeCreditReport.com before?  If you watch television at all, you probably came across their free credit report commercials more than once.  And if you do a Google search for “Free Credit Report”, they […]

How to Get Free Credit Score from TransUnion

How to Get Free Credit Score from TransUnion

TransUnion credit score is one of the three credit scores that you can obtain. Unlike FICO score, there is a easy and free way to obtain your TransUnion score from a web site called Credit Karma […]

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