Credit Cards · Credit Scores

How to score credit card points and have a high credit score

While applying for credit cards does typically ding your score, it’s not as bad as some people think. In fact, applying for credit cards (to take advantage of large signup bonuses) can actually have a positive effect on your credit score, when done correctly; trust me, I have the numbers to prove it. There’s a…… Continue reading How to score credit card points and have a high credit score

Credit Scores

How to (actually) get a free credit report from Equifax/Experian/TransUnion

If you’ve navigated to any of the three bureaus in an attempt to receive your federally mandated yearly credit report, the homepage of each site typically advertises a great deal on seeing your credit report/score. The problem is, these cost money, which is a whole lot more than free. So where’s the free report? Step 1:…… Continue reading How to (actually) get a free credit report from Equifax/Experian/TransUnion

Credit Cards · Credit Scores

A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Scores

A credit score is defined as a “number assigned to a person that indicates to lenders their capacity to repay a loan”. Basically, it’s a magical three-digit number that tells banks whether or not they should lend you money. This post is motivated by a recent article I read on the difficulties and reservation of our generation…… Continue reading A Beginner’s Guide to Credit Scores