Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

Know Your Credit Score: New Credit Inquiries

In the final post of this five-part series, we cover your new credit inquiries and how hard checks and softs checks will affect your score differently.

Posted on: October 27, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Length of Credit History

The length of your credit history is a pretty simple factor to understand. But that doesn't mean it can't affect your score in surprising ways!

Posted on: October 20, 2017


Time to Fix Your Credit Score? Here are 12 Expert Answers to Get You Started

Learn more about your credit score, credit report, and the best ways to improve your creditworthiness.

Posted on: October 13, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Credit Mix

Your Credit Mix takes into account what types of credit you have and how many loans or credit cards you have in total.

Posted on: October 12, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Payment History

In this five-part series, we’re breaking down the five different categories that make up your credit score. Today we’re talking about Payment History.

Posted on: October 06, 2017


Know Your Credit Score: Amounts Owed

Want to know the five different categories of info that make up your credit score? Start right now by learning more about your "amounts owed".

Posted on: September 28, 2017


7 Bad Money Habits That Lead to Bad Credit

Want to fix your not-so-great credit score? Well, first you've got to fix your not-so-great financial habits.

Posted on: September 22, 2017


Want to Raise Your Credit Score by 50 Points? Here Are Some Tips

It'll take a lot of planning and dedication but, here are some steps you can take to substantially improve your score.

Posted on: August 25, 2017


How to Money, Episode Three: Credit Scores

In this new episode of How to Money, we tackle credit scores: what they are, how they are created, and how you can keep yours healthy!

Posted on: August 22, 2017


Can Bad Credit Prevent You from Opening a Bank Account?

A history of overdrawn accounts and/or bad checks could lead a bank to deny your application for a checking or savings account.

Posted on: August 17, 2017