WHICH Credit Score Matters?

Mar 28, 2017 by

Not all credit scores are created equal. And pretending otherwise just cost a big credit reporting bureau $3 million.

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“Raise Your Credit Score...

Oct 29, 2015 by

Is your credit score less than what it ought to be? Check out this excerpt from volume 3 of the Money Counselor Simple Guides series, “Raise Your Credit Score the Right Way: Save Money and Open Doors”

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Credit Score Flu Cure

Jun 8, 2015 by

Whether your credit score is stellar or in the cellar, knowing how credit scores work will make much easier meeting your long-term money goals.

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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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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 #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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