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Your Credit Score Can Be Destroyed By Simple Credit Inquiries

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What you don’t know about credit inquiries can destroy your credit score and effect what you can qualify for. Whether you are shopping for a cell phone, car, home loan, insurance, or just curious about wanting to see what you could qualify for, a credit inquiry can cost you points on your credit score. Even […]

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Understanding Credit Scores for Home-buying

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Understanding Credit Scores for Home-buying If you are applying for a mortgage, you’re going to have to deal with credit scores. Here’s a primer on credit scores and methods for improving them. Step one in the process is making sure that you have a current copy of your credit report. Congress recently amended the Fair […]

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The Basics of Credit Repair Process

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The Basics of Credit Repair Process By having a credit card, you are using someone else’s money as payment for your purchases. You are swearing to repay the amount purchased. When applying for a loan, credit card or mortgage, it is normal for the agency to check your credit worthiness. This is based on the assessment of your […]

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Bad Credit, Understanding the Basics

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Many people have heard of bad credit, but some may not know what it means. For a long time, there was no established method for determining the credit activities of consumers. However, this all changed when a company called the Fair Isaac Corporation designed a credit scoring system that is called the FICO score. Because the three major credit agencies have different information on each consumer, the FICO score calculated by these agencies won’t be exact.