Topic: Credit Scores – Why They Are Important

Credit scores play a huge role in your financial and personal life. Credit scores impact your ability to get a mortgage or rent an apartment, they determine whether or not you will get approved for a student loan or credit card, and your credit scores even influence the rates you pay on car insurance.

For those looking for a job, credit scores are equally important since many employers are checking job applicants’ credit ratings before determining whom to hire. The best way to stay on top of your credit health is to check your credit reports at least once a year and review your credit scores as well. The most common type of credit score is the FICO score. It ranges from 300 to 850 point. The higher your credit score, the better off you are financially.


 

Some credit score mistakes can be real credit killers. You might not think that seemingly innocent actions can cause your FICO score to plunge, but that can certainly happen. Here are two horrible credit mistakes you want to avoid at all costs – unless you want to send your credit score heading south. Watch this […]


 

  If you’re planning to buy a home or see a loan in the near future, or you just want to maintain good credit to improve your financial health, you need to start paying attention to your FICO credit scores. Although you probably think of yourself as having a single FICO credit score, you actually […]


 

Keeping tabs on your credit score is a great way to help maintain good credit health. So people with Capital One credit cards will be happy to know that starting very soon, the bank will roll out free credit scores and a suite of credit-education tools.   The new offering is called Credit Tracker, and […]


 

When your credit is less than perfect, you may think you have no loan options. In reality, many subprime lenders will offer you credit or loans for products like credit cards, student loans, and even mortgages. However, a subprime loan will be usually be offered at a higher interest rate. Here’s what you need to […]