Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

Give Your Credit a Boost

For young people, the idea of a credit score may sound like “Adulthood 101.” So did a credit bureau just give you an option for some extra credit?

Posted on: August 22, 2019


Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

Let’s count it down! Here are five reasons your credit score may have taken a hit.

Posted on: August 14, 2019


Renting When Your Credit Score Won’t Vouch for You

You have low credit, but need a place to live. What else can you do to lock in a lease?

Posted on: August 09, 2019


Your Credit Score vs. Your Card Limits

How does one impact the other?

Posted on: August 01, 2019


What is Fair Credit?

Borrowers with a fair credit score have room for growth if they are willing to be persistent. 

Posted on: July 25, 2019


Can You Repair Bad Credit for Free? Yes and No.

If you are considering hiring a credit repair company to improve your score, you need to have all the facts before you make your decision. 

Posted on: July 09, 2019


Can You Fix Bad Credit as a 20- or 30-Something?

Millennials can often struggle financially, which is bad for their credit scores. But these tips can help build credit profiles worth texting home about!

Posted on: July 08, 2019


Am I Alone? The Number of People with Poor Credit in America

If you feel like you're part of a small minority of Americans who have poor credit, it might help to know that you're not alone—not by a long shot.

Posted on: July 03, 2019


Have Bad Credit? Here’s What That Means and How You Can You Fix It

Bad credit is usually caused by some combination of two things. And if you're going to improve your score, those two areas are what you'll need to tackle.

Posted on: July 02, 2019


How Long Does Bad Credit Last?

Improving your bad credit isn't something you can achieve overnight. It will likely take years before your credit score fully recovers.

Posted on: June 20, 2019