7 Strategies for Dealing with Debt Collectors

You owe money, you’re late on your credit card payments, and you feel like you’re walking around with a permanent stress-induced headache. What’s more, you have debt collectors calling you about the unpaid credit card debt, past-due student loans, and medical bills....

Why Did My Credit Score Go Down & How Can I Fix It?

Have you ever seen that episode of Black Mirror where the number of followers you have on social media determined whether you could purchase a car or be accepted into a prestigious apartment complex? This is essentially how credit scores work.    A credit score can...

How Do Banks Control & Monitor Credit Limits?

When your new credit comes in the mail you’re given a paper listing your credit limit. Every so often, if you’re a good borrower, you can increase your credit limit. However, have you ever wondered how this credit limit is even decided?   The method used by credit...

Best Credit Score for Buying or Leasing Your Dream Car

Almost everyone needs a car in our daily lives whether to take you to work or to drive your kids to school. In most cities, it is essential to getting from point A to point B. If you don’t have one yet, you might be wondering whether it’s better to lease or buy one...

Credit Cards & Interests Rates: How One Affects The Other

Having good credit and a good credit score is important to your financial well-being and your life. Having credit allows you to purchase things you need, such as homes and automobiles and can even help you get an apartment or a cell phone contract. Your credit history...

What Do Landlords Look For in a Credit Score?

Whether you’re applying for a loan or an apartment, at some point, the state of your credit will likely matter. Before entering into a monetary arrangement with a customer, a lot of businesses and business owners will check your credit.   As important as your credit...

Credit Limits: Can Yours Be Reduced?

Having your credit limit reduced is common and can even happen if you’ve been good with credit and made all your payments on time. When a creditor lowers your credit limit, it can negatively impact your credit score. However, you need to know that there are things you...

3 Most Common Questions That Credit Repair Companies Get Asked

Your credit score determines a lot of things in life. A poor credit score can keep you from securing an auto loan, being eligible for an apartment lease. It can also determine the interest rate on any credit card that you apply for. That is why having a good credit...

Making Sense of Millennial Credit Card Delinquency

The New York Federal Reserve report recently shared a chart that does not bode well for young millennials. It showed a trend of 18-29 year-olds who are more than 90 days delinquent on credit card payments. This can be concerning for a few reasons; one, because the...