How Often Is Your Credit Score and Credit Report Updated?

Updated Aug 12, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
How Often Is Your Credit Score and Credit Report Updated?

Lenders use your credit score to determine your creditworthiness. It is essentially a grade that tells them how likely you are to pay them back in full and on time. This grade will influence...

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Mid-Year Financial Check-Up: 5 Steps to Take Now

Updated Aug 05, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Mid-Year Financial Check-Up: 5 Steps to Take Now

Many of us take stock of our finances at the beginning of the year in preparation for tax season, but planning a mid-year financial check-up allows you to modify and course correct. That could...

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5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score After Finishing A Debt Relief Program

Updated Aug 01, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
5 Ways to Increase Your Credit Score After Finishing A Debt Relief Program

Improving your credit score after finishing a debt relief program can be intimidating, but the process becomes easier when you break it down into smaller steps. Read on for 5 ways to increase your...

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5 Affordable Summer Staycation Ideas When You’re on a Budget

Updated Jul 27, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
5 Affordable Summer Staycation Ideas When You’re on a Budget

Just because inflation may have dashed your dreams of adventurous summer vacations, doesn’t mean you can’t create your own adventure closer to home. Here are 5 affordable summer staycation ideas when you’re on a...

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Debt settlement: Will it work for me?

Updated Jul 22, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Debt settlement: Will it work for me?

If you are struggling with managing your debt, you are not alone. Millions of Americans are looking for debt solutions, and debt settlement is one such popular solution. This article will help you determine...

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Best Ways to Get Debt Relief

Updated Jul 18, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Best Ways to Get Debt Relief

If your debts have become too demanding and you’re feeling stuck, here are 7 simple steps and strategies you can implement today to get debt relief.

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Average Credit Score by State: How Does Yours Stack Up?

Updated Jul 12, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Average Credit Score by State: How Does Yours Stack Up?

As part of their annual study, Experian surveyed today’s consumer credit behaviors ― including how credit scores compare among the 50 states.

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Consumer Debt in The U.S.

Updated Jul 11, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Consumer Debt in The U.S.

Even as credit card debt has declined, mortgage and auto loan balances have increased dramatically. This trend may continue as the Fed is expected to begin raising interest rates in a move to get...

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Tips for Choosing a Debt Relief Company

Updated Jul 06, 2022
By Aaron Sarentino
Tips for Choosing a Debt Relief Company

What does one do when they can no longer afford their debt? One approach is to seek professional help from a debt relief company. A reputable debt relief company can assist you in getting...

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