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VantageScore rolls out ‘trendy’ new scoring model

Brady Porche

VantageScore will soon begin using “trended data” in its credit scores — a first among the major scoring models. The credit scoring firm this month rolled out VantageScore 4.0, a new update to its formula that will be released in…
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Card issuers using obscure credit scores to evaluate prime borrowers

Kelly Dilworth

Why would a consumer with a near-perfect FICO score get rejected for a credit card? An obscure consumer score that uses alternative data instead of traditional credit information could be to blame. Earlier this month, Los Angeles Times columnist David…
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Are credit bureau credit score deals worth it?

Sienna Kossman

The credit bureaus are stepping in with some credit score deals for a very low price, but not all the scores are the same and for some, if you’re not careful, buying into a cheap credit score deal could actually cost you more in the long run.
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So you want to break-up with your store card…

Sienna Kossman

The new cardholder perks have worn off and reports of rising APRs, complex rewards programs and the spending temptation the card creates have settled in and you’re ready to close your retail credit card account. However, you might have other options. Here are a few suggestions based on common retail credit card woes:
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Emily’s list: Christine Lagarde edition

Emily Crone

Dominique Strauss-Kahn recently stepped down from his position as the managing director of the International Monetary Fund due to alleged misconduct and pending legal proceedings. On Tuesday, French Finance Minister Christine Lagarde was named his successor. According to Reuters, Lagarde is the first woman to head the IMF. Greece is currently undergoing a financial crisis, and everyone seems to be optimistic that she can help prevent the country from defaulting.

I love hearing that the IMF put a woman in charge for the first time. I hope that women are able to continue breaking down these barriers and prove that we are just as capable as men when it comes to handling finances, business and politics. Speaking of financial savvy, read on for my list of my 10 favorite personal finance blog posts from the past week for some great advice and tips.

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