Mortgage Rates and Credit Scor...

Apr 28, 2015 by

The higher your credit score, the lower your mortgage rate. But what’s the bottom line in dollars and cents?

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When You Pay Matters

Jan 27, 2015 by

This may surprise you: A habit of paying off an entire credit card balance on the due date may be dinging your credit score.

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Medical Debt and Credit Scores

Dec 18, 2014 by

Millions of Americans’ credit scores have been slammed because of unpaid debt related to unpredictable, uninsured medical costs.

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Your Credit Score #5

Dec 9, 2014 by

Opening new credit accounts—or even applying for new credit—can ding your credit score.

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State Credit Score Rankings

Dec 2, 2014 by

Why are the top 4 of the 10 U.S. cities with the highest credit scores in Minnesota?

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Your Credit Score #4

Nov 18, 2014 by

Does your credit reflect a “healthy” mix, in FICO®’s opinion?

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Your Credit Score #3

Nov 11, 2014 by

“Age of Credit” accounts for 15% of your FICO® credit score. But what is it? And are you screwed on this one if you happen to be young?

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Your Credit Score #2

Oct 30, 2014 by

Nothing matters more in your FICO® score than whether you’ve paid your debts on time!

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Your Credit Score #1

Oct 28, 2014 by

30% of your credit score depends on your “credit utilization”. But what exactly does that mean, and how do you best manage your utilization of credit?

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FICO® Score 9

Aug 14, 2014 by

An upcoming change in the formula for the most popular credit score means medical debt in collections will ding the debtor’s score a bit less, non-medical debt a bit more.

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