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Your credit score has the power to determine whether you get a credit card, a car loan, a student loan, or even whether you can rent an apartment. This means a bad score can negatively impact your life in a variety of ways. The good news is it's ...


Articles on Credit Score

    Average Credit Score

    September 6, 2017 - Money Tips
    Your credit score can determine your future. A bad score can prevent you from owning a car or a home. It can even cost you your car, life, or auto insurance. Luckily, average scores are on the rise.

    Credit Score Statistics

    By Rebecca Lake - Money Tips
    Many Americans don't even know their credit score or what it's for. How do you stack up against the average score of 699? Read on for more remarkable facts.

    What Is a Hard Inquiry

    By Mike Foster - Money Tips
    Consumers looking to improve their credit score may find an odd but significant entry on their credit report: the hard inquiry. It's important to understand hard inquiries because they have a direct impact on your creditworthiness, as perceived ...

    How Retirement Can Increase Your Credit Score

    By Meghan C - Money Tips
    As Americans get closer to retirement, many assume that their credit score no longer makes a difference. Their house is paid off and their children have all graduated from college, so they assume they will never need to rely on credit again.
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    Why Your Credit Score Affects Your Insurance Rates

    By Abigail H - Money Tips
    One thing many people are finding out in the recent financial crisis is just how much their credit score affects their lives. A bad credit score can keep you from getting a good job or a great mortgage rate. It can also, though, affect your ...



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