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]

Credit Scores: GPAs for Adults

by Wade Barnes 10. May 2011
Your credit score impacts every major (and some minor) purchase that you'll make during your lifetime. In regards to making a purchase that requires financing, (i.e. a house or car) your credit score can dictate the applied interest rate and in some occurrences, can prevent you from being eligible to receive financing at all. How about the impact on your career? Nowadays, many employers run credit checks before hiring. Do you want to own a car, buy a house, have a career and be an all-around sel... [More]


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