Financial Cents: Posts About Credit Scores

Can You Lease A Car With Bad Credit?

We don’t have to tell you that cars are important. And we don’t have to tell you that they’re expensive either. That’s why many people choose to lease a car instead of buying it outright. But what if your credit isn’t so hot? Can you still lease a car? And should you?

Posted on: August 03, 2018


Do You Still Need to Manage Your Credit Score as a Senior?

Pretending like your credit score doesn't matter anymore could seriously tarnish your golden years.

Posted on: July 31, 2018


Should You Cosign That Loan? 5 Things To Consider

Cosigning a loan or lease can be a great way to help a friend or a close relative, but it can also put your finances in serious peril.

Posted on: July 31, 2018


If You Have Bad Credit, There Aren’t “Grants” That Can Help You

While the government does have grant programs aimed at helping people in need, they aren't the kind of thing that you can just apply for directly.

Posted on: July 26, 2018


Living With Bad Credit is One Thing, But Can You Make It in Life With NO Credit?

If you want to live your life without ever using credit—which means no loans and no credit cards—get ready to do a lot more transactions in straight cash.

Posted on: July 19, 2018


Yes, You Can Get Fired For Having Bad Credit

Most people know that employers can check your credit score while hiring you, but they can also do it while you work there—and let you go if the results are bad.

Posted on: July 11, 2018


If You Have Bad Credit, a Letter of Explanation Could Help

A letter of explanation could be the difference between getting your loan application approved and having it denied.

Posted on: July 03, 2018


“Uh-Oh, I Need Money Now!” 4 Fast Cash Options for People With Bad Credit

There's no perfect way to get money fast when you have bad credit, but these four choices can all be a good solution—so long as you're careful.

Posted on: June 29, 2018


If You Have Bad Credit, Can You Qualify for a Debt Consolidation Loan?

If you want to consolidate your debt but you have a lousy credit score, you're going to run into the same problems as you would trying to apply for any other loan.

Posted on: June 27, 2018


How Does Going to Prison Affect Your Credit?

Getting sent to prison will make it very hard to repay any money that you owe, and that's going to hurt your credit score.

Posted on: June 19, 2018