Your FICO Score

June 10, 2009

Your FICO score is the credit score used by 90 percent of the lenders in the United States to determine whether or not they want to lend you money. A FICO score is a three digit number that runs from 300 to 850. The higher your credit score, the better your chances are for loan […]

Credit Card Tips for College Graduates

June 1, 2009

Applying for and using a credit card during college can help you to start building your credit history. Managing your use of the credit card and making the payments are two keys to building a good credit history that will benefit you in the future. Of course, a credit card is just the beginning when building […]

Credit Scores for College Graduates

May 25, 2009

Your credit score when you graduate from college is largely based on decisions you made while in school.  Those choices and your resulting credit history may impact some of the first things you do after graduation such as renting an apartment or buying a car.  We’ll take a look at some of the things that may […]

Credit Scores & Interest Rates: Why Credit Matters to Newlyweds

May 14, 2009

Credit scores make the world go round–at least in the lending and loan world. As newlyweds you’re embarking on a new life together. This new married life usually requires the merging of existing property and the purchasing of new items. Whether you’re applying for a new credit card, buying a car or home, or buying […]

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