Four ways to improve your credit score

Four ways to improve your credit scoreNews from CNBC:
Consumers are getting a better grade when it comes to how they use credit these days.
Nationally, credit scores are slowly and steadily starting to improve as more consumers who use credit are managing it more effectively. A recent report on FICO scores—the most widely used credit scoring system—found the national average score is currently at its highest level in nearly a […] Continue Reading…

Personal finance Q&A: Don’t hire a credit repair firm

Personal finance Q&A: Don’t hire a credit repair firmNews from Los Angeles Times:
Dear Liz: I’m seeking help in reviewing my credit report and how to fix any issues. I am not financially distressed, but have FICO scores in the 675 range. Could you recommend someone I can hire to assist as I need to refinance a house I bought for cash?
Answer: There’s so much fraud in the credit repair […] Continue Reading…

CreditRepair.com Launches First eBook, Student’s Guide to Credit

CreditRepair.com Launches First eBook, Student’s Guide to CreditNews from Benzinga:

Book provides students with over 50 tips on how to navigate the credit system
Seattle, WA (PRWEB) August 26, 2015
CreditRepair.com, a leading provider of credit report repair services, announced today the launch of their first eBook, Student’s Guide to Credit. The publication offers young adults a complete overview of credit, presented in a highly digestible and engaging format. The book contains […] Continue Reading…

3 ways millenials can improve low credit scores

3 ways millenials can improve low credit scoresNews from The Denver Channel:

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3 On Your Side: How To Spot A Credit Repair Scam

3 On Your Side: How To Spot A Credit Repair ScamNews from CBS Local:
By Jim Donovan
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Now that the economy is starting to improve, many Americans are hoping to clean up their finances, pay down debt and improve a credit score.  But 3 On Your Side Consumer Reporter Jim Donovan warns, you better do your homework first!
From buying a car to buying a home, your past financial […] Continue Reading…

How Long Will It Take To Raise My Credit Score 100 Points

How Long Will It Take To Raise My Credit Score 100 PointsNews from Muppet Newsflash:
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How millennials can improve low credit scores

How millennials can improve low credit scoresNews from WPTV.com:
Have you heard? Millennials have the worst credit scores of any generation. The data point plays well with one of Americans’ favorite pastimes: discussing the dismal state of the nation’s youngest consumers.
The average 19- to 34-year-old has a credit score of 625, but it’s 650 for Gen X (35-49), 709 for baby boomers and the Greatest Generation (together, those generations include […] Continue Reading…

Ways To Improve Credit Score From 660 To 750

Ways To Improve Credit Score From 660 To 750News from Muppet Newsflash:
Pay Off Debt. The amount you owe accounts for 30% of your credit score, and if you have a lot of credit card debt and other accounts with big balances, systematically …
Credit Score Needed to Buy a House (and Get a Mortgage) – Note: This is an ongoing project. We have set up Google alerts for phrases such […] Continue Reading…

Not all debt management and credit repair companies have your best interest at …

Not all debt management and credit repair companies have your best interest at …News from ABC Action News:

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Bogus credit repair scheme operators settle FTC charges

Bogus credit repair scheme operators settle FTC chargesNews from ConsumerAffairs:
The operators of a bogus credit repair scheme that allegedly tricked Spanish-speaking consumers into paying thousands of dollars each to supposedly improve their credit have settled the charges with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC).
A federal court complaint filed in March claims the defendants did business using the name FTC Credit Solutions, misleading consumers not only about the nature of the […] Continue Reading…