Do No Credit Check Loans Show up on Your Credit Report?

With traditional lenders, reporting payment information to the credit bureaus is a two-way street. But with no credit check lenders? Not so much.

Posted on: April 12, 2019


If You Have Bad Credit, Watch out for These 5 Predatory Loan Warning Signs

High interest rates and short repayment terms are a good start, but you should also find a lender that checks your ability to repay!

Posted on: April 11, 2019


Will Closing a Credit Card Affect Your Credit Score?

It might seem odd, but closing a credit card can actually hurt your score, especially if it's one of your oldest cards and/or carries a high credit limit.

Posted on: April 10, 2019


Financial Basics: How to Use Credit Responsibly

To help celebrate National Financial Literacy Month, we're getting back to basics: If you want to use credit responsibly, you should start by focusing on the right kinds of debt.

Posted on: April 09, 2019


How to Get a Free Copy of Your Credit Report

The three major credit bureaus are required by federal law to provide you with one free copy of your credit report per year. Just make sure you go to the right website to order them.

Posted on: April 08, 2019


Student Loans: To Pay or Just to Save

Paying off your student loans is good, but you don't want to pay them off so aggressively that you don't build up a nest egg.

Posted on: April 05, 2019


How Do Overdraft Fees Stack up to Bad Credit Loans?

Short-term bad credit loans like payday loans and cash advances have ridiculously high APRS—but overdraft fees can be even more expensive!

Posted on: April 03, 2019


So You’ve Maxed out Your Credit Cards … Now What?

First things first: don't panic! Next, consider using the debt snowball or the debt avalanche methods to dig yourself out of debt.

Posted on: April 02, 2019


Should You Drive for a Rideshare as Your Side Hustle?

Ridesharing can be a source of regular side income, with the added benefit of a flexible schedule, but that road is not without its bumps.

Posted on: March 27, 2019


How Are Cash Advances Different from Regular Credit Card Transactions?

Cash advances let you use your credit card to take out paper money—which can be handy—but the extra costs for doing so are going to add up fast.

Posted on: March 26, 2019