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  1. The 5 Biggest Factors That Affect Your Credit

    Credit companies rely on these factors to determine whether to lend to you and at ...
  2. How to Raise Your Credit Score Quickly

    Here are the best tips for raising your credit score quickly.
  3. How Installment Loans Work

    Everything you need to know before taking out an installment loan.
  4. Why More Millennials Need Credit Cards

    Here's why more Millennials should have credit cards – even though a majority don’t.
  5. 4 Unexpected Things That Lower Your Credit

    It's important to maintain a good credit score. Discover what could be lowering it ...
  6. 6 Mistakes to Avoid When Buying a Home

    By avoiding these six pitfalls when purchasing a home, you will be in a much better ...
  1. What is the average credit score for new homebuyers? ...

    Learn the average FICO score of approved and denied home loan applications, and find ...
  2. Equifax Beats Q4 Earnings, Credits M&A (EFX)

    Factor in its average 12-month price target of $119, suggesting 25% gains, Equifax ...
  3. Can a Walmart credit card help you build credit? ...

    Learn how Walmart credit cards affect your credit score, and get five tips for improving ...
  4. How Credit Karma Compares To Experian

    When you want to check your credit score and see the report, should you go directly ...
  1. How does your checking account affect your credit score?

    Learn how your checking account is related to your credit score, as well as what types of banking activities do and do not ...
  2. Does marrying someone with bad credit affect my credit score?

    Married couples generally maintain two separate credit records and histories. However, if you decide to take out a loan with ...
  3. What is the average credit score for new homebuyers? (ELLI)

    Learn the average FICO score of approved and denied home loan applications, and find out how your credit score measures up ...
  4. Do free credit reports affect your credit score?

    Find out whether your credit score is affected when you are using one of the services that let you check your credit rating ...
  1. 5 Ways Your Partner Can Ruin Your Credit

    Financial disagreement is one of the top reasons couples split, and often after one ...
  2. 7 Tips To Bounce Back From A Credit Score Disaster

    Find out how to repair bad credit in seven simple steps.
  3. 5 Keys To Unlocking A Better Credit Score

    A better credit score can open your opportunities for building a business, owning ...
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