Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

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


5 Signs You’re Stuck in a Cycle of Debt

Feeling like you can’t get ahead on your bills? Living paycheck to paycheck and making minimum payments may confirm you need a new system.

Posted on: July 19, 2019


Can You Repair Bad Credit for Free? Yes and No.

If you are considering hiring a credit repair company to improve your score, you need to have all the facts before you make your decision. 

Posted on: July 09, 2019


Can You Fix Bad Credit as a 20- or 30-Something?

Millennials can often struggle financially, which is bad for their credit scores. But these tips can help build credit profiles worth texting home about!

Posted on: July 08, 2019


How to Sniff out Hidden Fees

Not-so-fantastic fees and where to find them!

Posted on: July 03, 2019