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February 19, 2017

Poor credit could be costing you thousands of dollars each year in finance charges and high interest rates. If you’ve suffered from a ‘so-so’, poor or even bad credit score for most of your life, make a commitment to yourself to increase your credit score in 2017. Here...

August 24, 2016

Did you know that there are five different ways to qualify for student loan forgiveness? As long as you make your required payments on time, your credit score will not be hurt by entering into one of these plans.

Each program has its own rules and regulations,...

August 24, 2016

HOW DO I ESTABLISH BUSINESS CREDIT WHEN I AM STARTING OUT?

Getting your business credit profile started can be tricky when you are just starting out. But there are some ways you can start. Completing the above steps is the first step since it establishes your business a...

August 23, 2016

KEEPING BUSINESS AND PERSONAL FINANCES SEPARATE IS CRITICAL

If there are blurry lines between your business and personal finances, you risk being held personally responsible for business debts. To best protect your personal assets, follow these steps:

  1. File your busin...

August 22, 2016

HOW BUSINESS CREDIT WORKS

Your personal credit score is based on how much money you owe, how many lenders you owe it to, and how well you pay those debts.

For your business, these things matter, too. Except, they are based only on what your business pays to and borrows f...

August 12, 2016

Until recently, rent payments were not factored into your credit score. But in 2010, Experian acquired RentBureau, a specialty rent credit reporting agency that focused solely on rent payments. In 2011, Experian announced that rent data would appear on a consumer’s cre...

January 13, 2016

You may already be getting your free credit-monitoring and credit score alerts from such websites as Credit Karma, or Credit Sesame. But what you may not know, is that these scores are not FICO scores. Going into the 21st century, the traditional FICO scoring model of...

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