Check Your Credit Every Week Through April 2021

October 12, 2020
Before the coronavirus pandemic began in early 2020, you could access your credit report once per year through Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. But, due to the economic challenges facing the nation, these bureaus are now allowing consumers to check their credit once per week until April 2021.
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How Long Do Negative Items Stay On Your Credit Report?

  When you are trying to build credit, it takes time for negative items to fall off your credit report. While you can get incorrect information that could affect your credit removed without waiting any specific amount of time, correct reports of late payments, multiple hard credit inquiries, and other activity could take between two and seven years to disappear.  
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How Does Experian Boost Work?

April 25, 2019
If you don’t have a lot of access to credit or do not have enough credit card or loan accounts to build a good payment history, your thin credit file could keep you from accessing other forms of credit.
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Different Types of Scores Help Expand Access to Credit

While you may be familiar with your FICO score, a person’s credit score calculated by the Fair Isaac Corporation, or one of the major credit bureaus, you may not be aware there are several additional types of credit scores. Every American with a social security number or tax identification number that has borrowed money in the past few years has a credit score with ...
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Is Credit Counseling Worth It?

If you’ve had credit problems or challenges with your personal financial situation in the past, you may have considered hiring a credit counseling agency to help. According to the Urban Institute, 71 million Americans had at least one debt in collections in 2017. Overwhelmed, they may search for help from a credit counseling service.
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Credit Access Set to Expand

Getting credit is about to get easier for people who may have previously struggled to get a mortgage because of their non-existent credit history.
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What Are the Effects of Pulling My Credit?

Understanding your credit scores and how they can help you is important, and a little knowledge can go a long way. One area that many people don’t understand is what a soft credit inquiry and a hard credit inquiry are and how they differ.
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How To Jump Start Your Credit

Building your credit is an important part of financial stability. Most people don’t know much about credit scores, though. It takes time and a great deal of patience to build great credit.
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How Credit Can Help You

Having good credit can help you make the most of the money you have. You need a good credit score to qualify for a car loan, mortgage, and credit card. While you may still qualify with a lower score, you may more interest on the money you borrow.
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Helpful Hints for Maintaining Your Credit Score - Boost your Credit Score with a Good Mix of Credit

You can build and sustain good credit with a personal loan or credit card by making every payment on time. Even if your score isn’t great right now, if you keep your balances manageable and keep up with payments, you’ll be well on your way to building a good FICO or credit score.
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