Tag Archives: credit score

Tax season is a great time to check credit, finances

Dawn Papandrea

Every year at tax time, I’m forced to sift through my shoebox full of receipts, print out spreadsheets and take inventory of my financial accounts. I might be a personal finance writer, but my record keeping admittedly needs some work.…
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Young millennial renters: Start mortgage-prepping now!

Sienna Kossman
Preparing for home ownership

As temperatures rise and flowers bloom, many young consumers will be shopping for their first home. Last fall, the majority of prospective homebuyers (53 percent) said they hoped to buy a home in seven months or more, indicating spring and…
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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 can’t get an affordable APR

Kelly Dilworth

My credit score is the highest it’s ever been, but I keep getting offers for cards with absurdly high APRs. What gives? Many of the offers I’ve received lately are for premium cards with generous sign-up bonuses worth hundreds of…
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How I canceled one of my Chase cards — and saved my score

Julie Sherrier

A very cool thing happened Thursday when I called to cancel my Chase Sapphire Preferred card. And for those Preferred cardholders who were approved for the much-lauded Chase Sapphire Reserve card with its 100,000-point bonus, take note. This tip could…
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