Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

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How Bad Credit Can Affect Your Utility Bills

A utility bill is a form of credit, and that means that utility providers always take your credit score into account.

Posted on: March 06, 2020


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Can You Finance a Phone with Bad Credit?

Your credit score may impact your cell phone contract — but you do have options.

Posted on: February 22, 2020


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Shopping for Furniture with a Bad Credit Score?

Here are tips on scouting quality furniture for a fraction of the price — and without the high interest rates.

Posted on: January 31, 2020


Can Paying Off Your Student Loans Affect Your Credit Score?

Sometimes, your credit score will react to certain financial behavior in unexpected ways. What happens when you pay off a student loan is a great example.

Posted on: November 21, 2019


Paying for College With Bad Credit

If you have no credit or bad credit, there are other financial aid options to consider before plunging into the world of long- term repayments.

Posted on: November 05, 2019


Skipping a Bill Payment This Month? Think Again

One negative mark or past due bill payment on your credit report can take years to repair.

Posted on: October 11, 2019


Does a Late Rent Payment Affect Your Credit?

Paying rent at the same time each month can be a challenge, especially if your payday schedule doesn't align with your landlord's due date.

Posted on: September 28, 2019


Will Repossession Hurt My Credit?

Try to avoid the insult as well as the injury; learn how to cope when you aren't able to pay.

Posted on: August 29, 2019


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