How Your Credit Score Affects Your Health

by Stacy Tharp 5. September 2012
Having a good credit score is important. We all know that. We’ve all seen the commercials, been told who checks our scores and why, and heard horror stories about what can happen when you have a bad credit history. (But if you’d like a refresher on credit scores, read Credit Scores: GPAs for Adults.) But what if I told you that having poor credit can have adverse effects on not just your financial life, but also on your health? Before I begin to explain my reasoning behind this claim... [More]

True or False? Five Myths About Credit Scores Unveiled

by Jim Brennan 14. May 2012
There's a lot of information – and misinformation – circulating about credit scores. Your credit score is important because a low score can cost you a lot of money in terms of higher interest rates or even prevent you from getting credit for things you need, like a new car. So it’s good to protect your credit rating, but make sure you do it the right way. Sometimes you can inadvertently hurt your score even when you’re trying to do the right thing. How educated abo... [More]

Four Things the Easter Bunny Taught Me About My Credit

by Stacy Tharp 5. April 2012
He travels to the homes of all the good children in America in one night, he is the only known mammal able to lay eggs, AND he also happens to be a financial genius. He’s the most interesting bunny in the world. Wait, let’s back up for a second… “A financial genius?” You skeptically ask. Read on and I’ll prove it’s true. These are just a few things that the Easter Bunny has taught me about my credit. 1. Responsible behavior brings me nice rewards. L... [More]


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