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Post-recession renters are older, more creditworthy

Brady Porche

Today’s renters are older and have stronger credit profiles compared to those who rented during the Great Recession, according to a new study by TransUnion. The credit reporting agency said in December 38.6 percent of renters had prime or better…
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Your greatest credit hits (and misses), available on CD

Brady Porche

What would you do if you received your credit report on an audio CD instead of in print or a PDF? Would you pop it into your car’s CD player, roll your windows down and cruise to the sounds of…
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Despite wider availability, credit scores still baffle consumers

Kelly Dilworth

It’s now easier than ever to see your credit score for free thanks to a growing number of credit card providers offering cardholders free scores. But according to a study from the credit bureau TransUnion, access hasn’t brought clarity. Despite easier access to their scores, the three-digit numbers still mystify.
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Building credit through rent payments rare

Kelly Dilworth

A striking number of renters are confused about what’s included in their credit reports, according to a new study from the credit bureau TransUnion.
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Bad attitude, good credit score

Jeremy Simon

Are you a mean, no-good jerk? Then you are more likely to have a good credit score.

According to a study released Wednesday, people with bad attitudes tend to have higher credit scores, the numbers used by lenders to determine whether to loan money and how much interest to charge. Researchers from Louisiana State University (LSU), Texas Tech University and Northern Illinois University found a link between credit scores and consumers’ personalities.

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