Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

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


Know Your Credit Score: Amounts Owed

Want to know the five different categories of info that make up your credit score? Start right now by learning more about your "amounts owed".

Posted on: September 28, 2017


How to Money, Episode Three: Credit Scores

In this new episode of How to Money, we tackle credit scores: what they are, how they are created, and how you can keep yours healthy!

Posted on: August 22, 2017


Can Bad Credit Prevent You from Opening a Bank Account?

A history of overdrawn accounts and/or bad checks could lead a bank to deny your application for a checking or savings account.

Posted on: August 17, 2017


Know Money, Win Money! Episode One: Credit

We're giving away money to test your financial knowledge. Test your credit and personal finance know-how and take home some cold, hard cash!

Posted on: August 10, 2017


Did Your Bad Credit Score Just Go Up? Here’s Why.

New rules from the three major credit bureaus mean rising scores for millions of US consumers. Are you one of them?

Posted on: July 20, 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