Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

Can You Have Bad Credit Even With a Good Income?

Yes, you can! Your credit score doesn't care about how much money you make, only how much you owe and whether you can pay it back.

Posted on: April 04, 2018


How Much More Does it Cost to Live With Bad Credit?

Having a bad credit score can make lots of things, like getting a credit card or buying a car, much more expensive.

Posted on: March 30, 2018


Are Balance Transfers a Good Way to Pay Down Debt?

If you can score a good promotional offer, a balance transfer could help supercharge your debt repayment—but it's not risk-free.

Posted on: March 29, 2018


Can a Store Credit Card Help Fix Your Bad Credit?

Store credit cards can be useful for building a better payment history, but they're also a really easy way to accumulate more high-interest debt.

Posted on: March 22, 2018


Is Bad Credit Contagious?

Could the company you keep have a negative effect on your financial health?

Posted on: March 16, 2018


An Apple a Day Keeps the Bad Credit Away

*None of these are apples. These are financial tips to help you improve your credit rating. Do not try and use these to make a pie. It won't work.

Posted on: February 13, 2018


What if Animals Had Credit Scores?

We're taking a break from answering your most pressing bad credit-related questions by answering a question you definitely weren't asking.

Posted on: February 09, 2018


How to Get an Apartment With Bad Credit

Renting with bad credit is tough, but it’s not impossible. Here’s how to score your dream place even when your credit’s a nightmare.

Posted on: January 25, 2018


How to Fix Your Bad Credit in 2018

Getting a copy of your credit report and paying down your balances is a great start, but there’s a lot more you’ll need to do.

Posted on: January 15, 2018


Start Your New Year Out Right: Get a Credit Check!

Checking your credit report with TransUnion, Experian, or Equifax is not only free, it's an important first step to getting your finances in order.

Posted on: December 27, 2017