Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Reports

When You Get a Cash Advance, Do They Check Your Credit Score?

Neither credit card cash advances nor cash advance loans require a credit check. But that doesn't mean they can't affect your credit score.

Posted on: May 15, 2018


Can a Cash Advance Actually Help Your Credit?

Cash advances just show up as normal credit card purchases on your credit report.

Posted on: April 27, 2018


Is the Credit Blacklist a Real Thing or an Urban Myth?

Even though it can feel like you're being blacklisted, the real answer is much more mundane.

Posted on: April 25, 2018


How Do You Contest Errors On Your Credit Report?

In order to fix errors on your credit report, you'll have to contact the credit bureau that created the report.

Posted on: April 11, 2018


Can You Have Bad Credit Even With a Good Income?

Yes, you can! Your credit score doesn't care about how much money you make, only how much you owe and whether you can pay it back.

Posted on: April 04, 2018


Start Your New Year Out Right: Get a Credit Check!

Checking your credit report with TransUnion, Experian, or Equifax is not only free, it's an important first step to getting your finances in order.

Posted on: December 27, 2017


12 Tips for a Bad Credit Makeover (Part 1)

Even if you think your credit score is beyond repair—there are steps you can take to better your financial future today!

Posted on: June 28, 2017


Have Bad Credit? Check Your Credit Report!

Wondering why your credit score is so bad? The information you need can be found on your credit report. Here's how to get it, understand it and improve it.

Posted on: June 01, 2017


6 Common Credit Myths Debunked!

Sure, credit can seem complex. But once you separate the myths from the facts, you might be surprised how manageable it all really is. Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, breaks it all down for you!

Posted on: January 27, 2017


Let’s Get “Creducated”!

Do you know your credit score? More importantly, do you know how to improve it? We spoke with Rod Griffin, the Director of Public Education for Experian, for a review of the basics of credit to help you live a better, more informed financial life now!

Posted on: January 20, 2017