Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

How Will a Cash Advance Loan Affect Your Credit?

One of the many annoying things about cash advances is that they can't help your score, but they can definitely hurt it.

Posted on: February 20, 2019


What’s The Most Important Part of Your Credit Score?

There are five different categories that make up your credit score, and one of them makes up over one-third of your score all by itself.

Posted on: February 18, 2019


What is VantageScore?

You might think that your FICO score is the only credit score out there—but you'd be wrong!

Posted on: February 12, 2019


Will a Bad Credit Loan Impact Your Credit Score?

The impact that a bad credit loan could potentially have on your score will depend on what kind of loan you've taken out.

Posted on: January 24, 2019


What 5 Factors Determine Your Credit Score?

If you have a bad credit score, the way to fix it isn't a mystery! Just take a look at these five factors and figure out where you need to improve.

Posted on: January 23, 2019


How to Build Credit When You Have No Credit at All

Fixing a bad credit score is one thing, but what if you don’t have any credit score at all? Can you really make credit from nothing? Of course, you can!

Posted on: January 21, 2019


Should You Freeze Your Credit?

Freezing your credit will mean scammers can't steal your identity and open new accounts in your name. But is it the best way to protect your money?

Posted on: January 09, 2019


Decide On Your Adventure: The Bad Credit Bayou

There's gold in that there bayou! Can you make it through with your credit score intact? You might think you're ready, but you have no idea what kind of predatory lenders lurk inside its murky depths. Decide wisely!

Posted on: January 08, 2019


The Broke Person’s Guide to Credit Cards

Stop using your credit card to rack up high-interest consumer debt and start using it to boost your credit score instead!

Posted on: January 07, 2019


8 Good Habits to Get Your Finances—and Your Life—on Track

The better your money habits, the better equipped you are to achieve financial success (or at least financial stability) in the long-term.

Posted on: January 03, 2019