Financial Cents: Posts About Credit

A Crash Course in Credit Card Cash Advances (1 of 3): The Basics

Tough times happen. When money gets tight, some people will turn to credit card cash advances to get by, but the dangers often far outweigh the benefits. Here’s everything you need to know about credit card cash advances.

Posted on: June 09, 2016

Heavyweight Loan Showdown (3 of 3): Credit Card Cash Advances VS. Pawn Shop Loans

And we’re back again for the final Heavyweight Loan Showdown! Tonight, Credit Card Cash Advances returns for a championship face-off against predatory Pawn Shop Loans. Expensive, unfair, and painful, these contenders look evenly matched for the title of Most Dangerous Loan.

Posted on: May 31, 2016

Heavyweight Loan Showdown (2 of 3): Credit Card Cash Advances VS. Employer Cash Advances

Welcome back for another heavyweight loan showdown! Tonight we have Employer Cash Advances going toe-to-toe with Credit Card Cash Advances. Which of these two loan types is more dangerous for consumers? Let’s step into the ring and find out.

Posted on: May 27, 2016

Heavyweight Loan Showdown (1 of 3) : Credit Card Cash Advances VS. Payday Cash Advances

If you need fast cash, you have options. While some are safe, most are dangerous and predatory. In the world of heavyweight lenders, who’s the baddest of the bad?

Posted on: May 26, 2016

A Free Credit Score is Nice, but a Free Credit Report is Better…

The Credit Bureaus may think they have your number. But do they? No one knows your payment behavior better than you, here’s how to make sure you’re being represented accurately.

Posted on: February 05, 2016

Credit Bureau Files: The Truth is Out There

Do you know every detail of your credit history? The credit bureaus do. But don’t panic, credit bureaus don’t just collect the bad, but also your positive credit history too. Here’s what you need to know…

Posted on: February 04, 2016

By the Numbers: Your FICO Credit Score

So you’ve learned your three digit FICO credit score. Mazel tov! Now learn what you can do with it…

Posted on: January 25, 2016