How to Shop for Electronics With Bad Credit

Your best bet is to skip making this purchase altogether, but some savvy deal searching or shopping refurbished could also work.

Posted on: September 10, 2018


No Credit Card? Here Are 6 Ways You Can Still Fix Your Credit Score

Strategies include becoming an authorized user on someone else's account, getting a cosigner, paying down your outstanding debts and more!

Posted on: August 13, 2018


What Exactly Is A “Bad” Credit Score?

There's no single definition as to what makes a "bad" credit score—but we can provide some handy signposts to help you decide whether your credit's in trouble.  

Posted on: August 09, 2018


It’s True: Bad Credit Can Mean Paying More for Car Insurance

Turns out your credit history is a pretty good indicator of how many claims you'll file.

Posted on: August 03, 2018


Do You Still Need to Manage Your Credit Score as a Senior?

Pretending like your credit score doesn't matter anymore could seriously tarnish your golden years.

Posted on: July 31, 2018


“Uh-Oh, I Need Money Now!” 4 Fast Cash Options for People With Bad Credit

There's no perfect way to get money fast when you have bad credit, but these four choices can all be a good solution—so long as you're careful.

Posted on: June 29, 2018


If You Have Bad Credit, Can You Qualify for a Debt Consolidation Loan?

If you want to consolidate your debt but you have a lousy credit score, you're going to run into the same problems as you would trying to apply for any other loan.

Posted on: June 27, 2018


How Does Going to Prison Affect Your Credit?

Getting sent to prison will make it very hard to repay any money that you owe, and that's going to hurt your credit score.

Posted on: June 19, 2018


Yes, You Might Need a Credit Check to Rent a Car

Car rental companies see debit cards as a red flag and will likely check your credit before they rent to you.

Posted on: June 14, 2018


Will a Cash Advance Show up on Your Credit Report?

While a cash advance won't necessarily show up on your credit report, there are still ways that taking one out could hurt your credit score.

Posted on: June 11, 2018