Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

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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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Can You Pay Taxes With a Credit Card?

Cash or credit? You may have more than one option to pay off your tax bill.

Posted on: February 21, 2020


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All the “Uncut Gems” Oscar Snubs: An Article Tangentially Related to Personal Finance

The night sky will be empty Sunday because all the stars are at the Oscars. Well, not all of them…

Posted on: February 08, 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


Minimize Vacation Spending Guilt

Get away and feel good about it.

Posted on: October 11, 2019


Opening a Credit Card for Points: Is it Worth it?

The first article in our “Is it Worth It?” series tackles the tough topic of credit card points. Are they worth it?

Posted on: October 07, 2019