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  • Will Financing a Car Really Help Your Credit?

    Will Financing a Car Really Help Your Credit?

    Financing a car can indeed help your credit score, provided that you make all of your monthly payments on time. Just how much it will boost your score is difficult to estimate, as it depends on your score at the time the vehicle is financed. How Financing Helps Your credit […]

  • Credit Myth: Carrying A Balance Is Best

    Credit Myth: Carrying A Balance Is Best

    One of the most common credit myths that I have heard is that you have to carry a balance on your credit cards in order to have a high credit score. While that is a credit myth, there is a small kernel of truth in there if you dig deep […]

  • More Good News On The Credit Front

    More Good News On The Credit Front

    Just a short time ago, I published a piece entitled ”A Bright Spot In Our Credit Crazed Country.” I wrote the post with a bit of pessimism, alright a lot of pessimism, about the state of credit use in the United States. My pessimism was a result of the rising […]

  • The Effects of Bankruptcy on Credit

    The Effects of Bankruptcy on Credit

    Bankruptcy is a last resort, but one that millions of Americans are forced to turn to every year. The scary part is that consumers often begin this process without understanding the full impact it will have on credit. Learning what filing for bankruptcy will look like for you is a […]