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What Is the Highest Credit Score Possible?

April 20, 2017

Dear Experian, My credit score is excellent, but I want the highest score that is available. What is the highest credit score possible? – BHB Dear BHB, The highest...

Is It Better to Pay off My Credit Card in Full Every Month or to Maintain a Balance?

April 18, 2017

Dear Experian, Is it better to pay off the entire balance on a credit card each month, or to always leave a small balance to carry over? – OHR...

How Can I Remove Incorrect Information From My Credit Report?

April 11, 2017

Dear Experian,I have an issue on my credit report that I believe came about when I traded my vehicle in for a new one. The creditor who held the...

Should I File for Bankruptcy?

April 6, 2017

Dear Experian, I have multiple charged off accounts and want to know if I should file bankruptcy or try to pay off the debt? I owe quite a bit....

How Do I Get a Good Credit Score?

April 4, 2017

Dear Experian, I was checking my credit score this month and can see my score came down. It gave the reason “% of balances to credit limits is too...

Should Closed Accounts Be Removed From My Credit Report?

March 28, 2017

Dear Experian, Can I get closed accounts with $0 balance removed from my credit report? – LLV Dear LLV, When you pay off and close an account, the creditor...

What If I Can’t Pay Back a Payday Loan?

March 23, 2017

Dear Experian, I had a payday loan I took out in 2011. I became unable to work and had to have surgery in 2012. I began attempting to repair...

What Is Wage Garnishment?

March 21, 2017

Dear Experian, I recently had a garnishment due to a medical billing and insurance coverage issue. The entire balance was paid in a matter of eight weeks. The collection...

Can You Pay off One Credit Card with Another?

March 16, 2017

Dear Experian, Will transferring a balance from one credit card to another credit card, not to a new card but one that I have already had for years that...

How Do I Find out Who I Owe Money To?

March 9, 2017

Dear Experian, How can I find out who I owe? I would like to know so that I can pay off my debt and clear up my credit. –...

Can I Apply for Credit Cards After Declaring Bankruptcy?

March 8, 2017

Dear Experian, Can I apply for credit cards after declaring bankruptcy? What kind of credit card might I qualify for? I am trying to rebuild my credit. – GSP...

Can Opting-Out of Pre-Approved Offers Help My Credit Score?

March 2, 2017

Dear Experian, Do inquiries for preapproved offers damage your credit report? I am trying to make an informed decision on whether to opt out of these solicitations. – HNS...