Tag Archives: credit report

5 signs you’re a credit geek (like me!)

Dawn Papandrea

I’ve always been on the nerdy side, but it’s only in recent years that I’ve become a credit geek. I used to be one of the “cool kids” who was a free spirit spender who didn’t worry about boring subjects…
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Parade of mistakes sent my credit score tumbling

Karen Haywood Queen

A few weeks into the new year, I’m dealing with a 6-year-old credit nightmare. The story in a nutshell: I co-signed for a card for my son, forgot about the account and lately I have been wrestling with my credit…
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Ashes and hearts and other credit news to know this week

Taylor Tompkins

This week’s (un)lucky number is: 91.6 million That’s how many new credit cards were opened in 2017. That’s almost as many as before the economy came crashing down around everyone in 2008. We’ll call that a win for consumer confidence. This…
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Worry about a score drop to low 800s? Not really.

John Egan

A friend of mine – we’ll call him David – has been obsessing recently over a drop in his credit score. You see, David says his score declined to the low 800s after he paid off his mortgage. Wait a…
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5 teaching tips on opening a credit card

Sienna Kossman

A few weeks back, my boyfriend Steven came in from getting the mail and was ecstatic about a pre-approved card offer he received. The card offer boasted a year-long, 0 percent introductory rate and would be perfect for financing his…
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