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Rent Payments to Help Raise Your Credit Score

[Sunday, July 7th, 2019]

Did you know that rental payments can boost your credit score? In case you make them on time, they really can. Many latest studies prove this statement and show that sometimes it is possible to earn up to 40 points or even more. What Rental Payment Studies Show A TransUnion study conducted in 2014 showed […]

Credit Scores Matter More In A Competitive Housing Market, A New Study Shows

[Friday, February 1st, 2019]

When it comes to applying for a credit card, getting approved for a rental apartment, and even getting a job, your credit score can make a difference as to whether you land the position, are offered a lease, or get that elite travel rewards credit card. But those aren’t the only times your credit history matters.

New College Grads Getting Off On The Wrong Foot With Credit

[Wednesday, April 25th, 2018]

For many people, the struggle to have and maintain a good credit score starts soon after graduating from college and embarking on full-fledged adulthood. So says a recent study from lending firm OppLoans, which asked 500 members of the class of 2016 about their financial habits since graduation.

United Airlines Launches Into Prepaid Card Space With Mileage Plus GO Visa

[Friday, June 9th, 2017]

Many people think of co-branded airline credit cards as an option mainly for folks with good credit; these travel rewards cards are often marketed toward elite customers with a high spending limit. But a new prepaid card from United Airlines MileagePlus turns that idea on its head.

Experts Warn Against Store Credit Cards

[Wednesday, November 30th, 2016]

It’s the season for buying and receiving gifts, getting together with family, and making memories. But that’s not all people do during the holiday. Recent research from credit bureau TransUnion shows that this is also the season for signing up for store credit cards.

USAA Earns Top Customer Trust Ranking For Credit Cards

[Monday, May 2nd, 2016]

Each year, the Temkin Group releases their Temkin Trust Ratings, a survey of which brands Americans most trust. This year, for the second year in a row, financial institution USAA earned top rankings for banking and insurance.

Middle Class Feels Financial Pressure

[Wednesday, November 25th, 2015]

The shrinking middle class has been the subject of much media attention over the past few years, and the situation is not getting a lot better—at least according to a recent study of 1,000 consumers who offered their feelings on the country’s economy and people’s general financial well being.

Nonprofits Introduce Free Financial Education Program

[Saturday, April 25th, 2015]

GreenPath Debt Solutions and the National Foundation for Credit Counseling (NFCC) are partnering to offer a financial education program to libraries across the United States at no charge.

Security Firm Details How Cyber Attacks Compromise Credit

[Monday, September 15th, 2014]

Identity theft is one of the main culprits in bringing consumer credit scores down, and unfortunately, last year was a bad one for security breaches that led to payment card compromises for many people.

NFCC Offers Free Credit Monitoring Following Target Breach

[Thursday, February 6th, 2014]

Thieves have a busy holiday season, as millions of consumers panicked when Target and Neiman Marcus both announced they had been the victims of massive data breaches during the peak of the shopping season.