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Free ways to check credit to monitor score, reports

Taylor Tompkins

The big letters spelling out “credit check” seemed to jump out of the email. I was reading a letter of acceptance email from CreditCards.com, after having been offered a reporter job here, explaining that a background check would be conducted…
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Despite good credit, I got socked with a high APR card

Kelly Dilworth

The opacity of credit card offers hit home for me recently when I was approved for a Discover it Miles card. Within minutes of applying, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I had been approved for a $13,000 credit…
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FICO Score XD promises to score the unscorable

Kelly Dilworth

If you’re one of the millions of consumers who’ve had trouble getting credit because you don’t have enough credit information to generate a traditional FICO score, you may soon have an easier time getting approved for a new card. Credit…
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Free FICO scores lead to more responsible card users

Kelly Dilworth

Before my husband had free access to his credit score, he rarely talked about his credit. Until a few months ago, when he started accessing his score through his credit card issuer, he only pulled his credit report once out…
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Experian joins free credit score fray

Fred Williams

The big credit bureau Experian is making VantageScore credit scores available for free via banks and credit card issuers.
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