Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

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


Why Did My Credit Score Drop?

Let’s count it down! Here are five reasons your credit score may have taken a hit.

Posted on: August 14, 2019


Renting When Your Credit Score Won’t Vouch for You

You have low credit, but need a place to live. What else can you do to lock in a lease?

Posted on: August 09, 2019


Credit Checks 101: the What, the When, and the Why

Not all credit checks are the same. Here's a rundown of how they can work both for and against you.

Posted on: August 01, 2019


Your Credit Score vs. Your Card Limits

How does one impact the other?

Posted on: August 01, 2019


What is Fair Credit?

Borrowers with a fair credit score have room for growth if they are willing to be persistent. 

Posted on: July 25, 2019


Credit Card Cash Advances Can Flag You as Risky

Taking out too many cash advances can hurt your customer profile with your credit card company.

Posted on: July 25, 2019