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Each month we post a poll asking questions about a particular financial topic. For the month of May, the questions focused on consumers’ knowledge about credit reports and scores. Do you know your credit score? When was the last time you checked? Do different generations know more than others? Check out these and other interesting stats in the infographic. [...]

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There’s been a lot of talk and worry lately about your credit history affecting your chances of getting a job. Now we all know that your credit history has a direct affect when it comes to applying for loans or credit cards, meaning you should take care of any credit problems well beforehand, but employment? What does [...]

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your credit score

Managing your credit begins and ends with knowing your credit score. Your credit score is directly reflective of your credit report, containing the history of everything in relation to your credit past and present. To wrap up March’s Credit Education Month, we’re going to give you a simple run down of how your credit score is calculated so [...]

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presidents day car buying tips

Are you hoping to score a deal on a car this Presidents’ Day? Like other major holidays, Presidents’ Day is a great time to buy a car as many dealers will run promotional events to get consumers in the door. But before you decide to make a big purchase, be sure you are fully informed.

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The Fair Credit Reporting Act was enacted in 1971, giving consumers the right to know what information is in their credit report, and to dispute any errors. Why would you want to know what’s in your credit report? Because that information will be used to determine your qualification for things like loans and credit cards, [...]

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student credit

Today is Get Smart About Credit Day! An annual event where bankers visit classrooms to explain basic personal finance principles to kids, Get Smart About Credit Day helps teach people about the credit facts of life. Though the lessons can be broad, there are three areas of focus: paying for college, knowing your score, and [...]

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It’s that time of the year again…time to check your credit report. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau recommends that you check your credit report at least once a year to make sure that all of the information is accurate and up-to-date and that there are no errors that could keep you from getting credit or [...]

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talking cents guy

Dear Talking Cents Guy, I graduated from an expensive liberal arts college five years ago, and I’ve been struggling to pay off my student loans. I worked a string of low-paying entry-level jobs and to make my student loan payments (I could only defer them for so long), I had to prioritize my funds and [...]

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credit report check

Want to know what lenders see when they review your credit and make a decision about your credit worthiness? Want to protect yourself against fraud and errors that could impact your financial future? The solution is simple…check your credit report. Your credit report is a history of everything you are doing with your credit and [...]

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In most cases you need to have credit to get credit. But how are you supposed to ever get it if you don’t have it? It’s one of the many catch 22′s of life. Responsible use of a credit card builds a good credit rating. But people who have never had credit or need to repair a [...]

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