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How to Improve Credit Score

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

    Best Credit Cards 700 Credit Score

    June 10, 2019 - Money Tips
    A credit score of 650-700 is considered Above Average to Good. Find good credit cards you can qualify for in this score range.

    600 Credit Score Credit Cards

    June 6, 2019 - Money Tips
    A credit score of 600 - 650 is considered Average. You still have good options, though they're more limited. Here are the best credit cards for fair and average credit.

    myFICO Review

    November 17, 2018 - Reviews
    myFICO's credit monitoring service can protect you against identity theft. But how often does it update? Read on to find out if it's worth the cost.

    Average Credit Score

    The average credit score is at an all-time high of 704. But scores vary for car buyers, new homeowners and even the young and old. How do you compare?

    Credit Score Statistics

    By Rebecca Lake - Money Tips
    The average FICO score is 699. Is it possible to have a perfect score? And how many Americans have no credit at all? See how you stack up with this list of remarkable credit 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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