Posts Tagged "building credit"

Audio: Experian Etc. with Amanda Abella

Managing your finances isn’t something you’re born knowing about – and setting a budget for yourself is no exception. When your dreams suddenly start to include starting up that home business idea you’ve kept on the back burner, your budget might change dramatically. And that’s okay, too. How can you keep your budget in step […]

How I Destroyed My Credit (And What I Did to Turn Things Around)

Financial blogger Ash Cash shares his own personal story of early credit missteps – and how the hard truth found him. Learn how he saw the light and started making progress toward responsible financial goals. They say that experience is the best teacher. When it comes to credit, that’s been true for me. Today, I’m […]

How Can Cosigning Impact Your FICO® Score?

Financial blogger Thom Fox recalls the first time he needed a cosigner, and offers options to approach a cosign opportunity carefully. When I turned 19, it became apparent that I needed a car. There wasn’t much in the way of employment options within walking distance of where I lived, and forget about any local social […]

Credit or Debit: Which Is Better for You?

Financial blogger Thom Fox explains how credit and debit are used similarly, but differ in specific, important ways. The recent recession, or “economic downturn”, took a toll on families. While parents struggled to keep up with financial obligations, their children took notice. According to a survey conducted by Princeton Survey Research Associates International, as of […]

My Credit Story: Klaudette

Credit isn’t one of those things you’re born knowing about. You have to be shown the ropes somehow. For me, it was my parents who shared their knowledge of how to use credit wisely, and now I’m the link to pass on those good behaviors to my son. Learning about financial responsibility started for me with […]

Millennials and Credit: Survey Results

You might know one yourself: millennials definitely march to their own drummer in  many parts of their lives – including how they manage their finances and think about credit. While their independent nature can be a strength, it can also mean they want to find their own paths. A recent study by Experian found that […]

Video: How Can I Establish Credit?

If you’re new to the world of credit and are wondering how to get from the outside in, credit can seem like a riddle you must answer correctly in order to get started. Review a few of the best ways to get started with credit and ease your way into a new type of financial […]

Video: What Is a Good Credit Score?

‘Good’ credit scores: What are they? Where are they? If you’re on the hunt for good credit, you’ll want to first know what it means to be on the right side of the tracks, credit-wise. Is ‘good’ enough to meet the goal you’ve set for your credit? Check in here to learn how far it […]

Video: Understanding the Basics of Credit Scores

Do you need a refresh on credit basics? If you haven’t looked at your credit information recently, it may be time to check in. Where better to start than at square one? Curious about how FICO Scores are ‘different’? Learn more about FICO Scores.       This is provided for general guidance and information. […]

Video: How Can Cosigning Affect My Credit?

Cosigning a loan with another person isn’t just a gift of funds, it’s jointly committing to a repayment plan. Make sure you discuss in advance some of the challenges that might come with cosigning, and know how you’ll work together to face them before you sign on the dotted line. Curious about how FICO Scores […]