Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

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


Does a Late Rent Payment Affect Your Credit?

Paying rent at the same time each month can be a challenge, especially if your payday schedule doesn't align with your landlord's due date.

Posted on: September 28, 2019


Were You Affected by the Equifax Data Breach? 

Your credit may be at risk. Learn more about the impact of this epic data breach.

Posted on: September 12, 2019


Will Repossession Hurt My Credit?

Try to avoid the insult as well as the injury; learn how to cope when you aren't able to pay.

Posted on: August 29, 2019


Give Your Credit a Boost

For young people, the idea of a credit score may sound like “Adulthood 101.” So did a credit bureau just give you an option for some extra credit?

Posted on: August 22, 2019


Are 0% APR Offers a Scam?

Learn how these types of loans work to protect both your monthly balance and yourself from running into a bad credit situation.

Posted on: August 20, 2019


To Finance or Not to Finance: A Guide to Big Purchases

Take a close look at that deal before you sign it. It may not be worth the long-term investment.

Posted on: August 16, 2019


To Lease or Not to Lease (a Car)

Can you lease a car with poor credit, and if so, is it even the best option?

Posted on: August 15, 2019