Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

An Apple a Day Keeps the Bad Credit Away

*None of these are apples. These are financial tips to help you improve your credit rating. Do not try and use these to make a pie. It won't work.

Posted on: February 13, 2018


What if Animals Had Credit Scores?

We're taking a break from answering your most pressing bad credit-related questions by answering a question you definitely weren't asking.

Posted on: February 09, 2018


How to Get an Apartment With Bad Credit

Renting with bad credit is tough, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to score your dream place even when your credit’s a nightmare.

Posted on: January 25, 2018


How to Fix Your Bad Credit in 2018

Getting a copy of your credit report and paying down your balances is a great start, but there’s a lot more you’ll need to do.

Posted on: January 15, 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


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Know Your Credit Score: New Credit Inquiries

In the final post of this five-part series, we cover your new credit inquiries and how hard checks and softs checks will affect your score differently.

Posted on: October 27, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Length of Credit History

The length of your credit history is a pretty simple factor to understand. But that doesn't mean it can't affect your score in surprising ways!

Posted on: October 20, 2017


Time to Fix Your Credit Score? Here are 12 Expert Answers to Get You Started

Learn more about your credit score, credit report, and the best ways to improve your creditworthiness.

Posted on: October 13, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Credit Mix

Your Credit Mix takes into account what types of credit you have and how many loans or credit cards you have in total.

Posted on: October 12, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Payment History

In this five-part series, we’re breaking down the five different categories that make up your credit score. Today we’re talking about Payment History.

Posted on: October 06, 2017