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Your Credit Score - What Is A Good Number?

by Christine A. Mathews When you apply for credit, one of the first things a lender will check is your credit score ... are Experian, Equifax, and Trans Union. Each one has it’s own method of deciding what your credit score ... . Mistakes happen, which is why you should review your credit report annually with all 3 credit bureaus [more...]

Date: 2008-12-19 03:43:07

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What is my fico score?

The following post in our Reader Question series is an actual user submitted question ... of Equifax’s credit monitoring service. You get your Equifax FICO score as well as all three bureaus’ credit reports plus 3-bureau credit monitoring and some other goodies. It’s a great service so you may [more...]

Date: 2009-01-14 18:46:28

Are You On The Credit Bureau's Blacklist?

By John Rasor your credit scores are not based on personal information like race, sex, or national origin ... report make up your credit score. Pretend for a moment that you are an underwriter working through ... , and deserve this loan, right? Could you be on the credit bureaus blacklist? Since [more...]

Date: 2008-12-22 16:07:07

GMAC Now Officially Requires 700-Plus FICO Score For New Car Loan [Financiapocalypse]

The Financiapocalypse continues. We just received a copy of an e-mail that went out at GMAC, the lending arm jointly owned by GM and Cerberus, ... : you'll now need a minimum 700 credit bureau score to get a car loan at dealer invoice or below from GMAC ... consumers who have a minimum 700 credit bureau score, with an advance rate equal to or less than [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 22:20:00

Helping Yourself Qualify for a Home Loan

There are a fair number of specific helpful suggestions to make in helping you purchase a home. All of them revolve around the loan ... , but if you don't have at least two open lines of credit, a given reporting bureau may not report a score ... thing is to get a credit score above 720. If you're there already, keep doing what you're doing [more...]

Date: 2008-06-20 13:39:52

Reminder: 9 Months of Free Credit Scores + Monitoring

One of the three major credit bureaus, TransUnion, lost a $75 million class-action lawsuit a while back, ... unlimited daily access to your TransUnion credit report and credit score, as well as e-mail alerts when something changes. This is a good way to know when someone is pulling your credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-09-11 11:20:31

A Review of “People Are Idiots” by Larry Winget (and GIVEAWAY)

People Are Idiots and I Can Prove It!: The 10 Ways You Are Sabotaging Yourself and How You Can Overcome Them* I love the title and cover of ... their late payment to the credit bureaus and their credit score goes down?” In the second chapter ... …and my ultimate favorite: People sign contracts with credit companies, agreeing to pay [more...]

Date: 2009-01-05 19:18:31

Fundamentals to Repairing Credit

Fundamentals to Repairing Credit by Rob Kosberg If you have learned that you are referred to in the financial world as a “credit risk” you will ... on your “credit report” and “credit score.” Therefore, you need to know what those ... bureaus: Experian, TransUnion, and Equifax. One can get a free credit report from each every year [more...]

Date: 2009-01-09 00:28:48

BehindTheMedspeak: Healthcare credit score — just another name for wallet biopsy

Certainly it's more politically correct but they're exactly the same thing ... from both the uninsured and underinsured. Equifax Inc. and TransUnion LLC, credit-reporting bureaus ... data collected by credit bureaus to help hospitals determine whether patients registering [more...]

Date: 2008-12-10 17:01:16

Dr Boyce Black Money: Credit Bureaus Part 2

Dr. Boyce Watkins www.BoyceWatkins.com As part of our series on understanding credit scores, we can now move into more of the nitty gritty ... way to improve your credit score. How do I correct an error on my credit report? The law protects consumers who feel that their credit report has errors on it. Anything you believe [more...]

Date: 2008-10-13 12:08:05


by Rob Kosberg If you have learned that you are referred to in the financial world as a “credit risk” you will want to alter this and once again be ... . On a yearly basis, you are able to receive a free report (fee for the credit score) from each ... (with a copy of the credit report) to any or all, if needed, credit bureaus. Definitely retain COPIES [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 00:53:28

Can Other People Lower My Credit Score?

by Jim Bransby Your personal finances are really tied up with your credit score ... . The good news is that there are many actions you can take to limit the damage to your annual credit report. Credit bureaus keep a lot of information on file, and this information is summarized [more...]

Date: 2008-08-22 13:13:29

White House Throws GMAC $6 Billion Rescue Line

Remember when the Bush administration was opposed to tapping the $700 billion Wall Street bailout to help Detroit’s Big Three? Fugetaboutit ... from a minimum credit bureau score of 700 two months ago down to a score of 621. From a statement from GMAC President Bill Muir: We will continue to employ responsible credit standards, but will be able [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 16:29:15

Increase Your Credit Score - Use It or Lose It!

In case you did not know, I am a huge Dave Ramsey fan. This guy simply understands what it takes to truly become debt free ... learned a lot. During one of his lecture, he mentioned the fact that since he does not use credit ... not qualify for financing. I understand how the credit reporting bureaus calculate your credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 21:44:16

An Example of What the Credit Bureaus Try to Sell You

experian1 I mentioned yesterday that you can set up a quasi-credit monitoring service for yourself ( ... annual report without a credit score attached to it. This is the link you want. The second image ... ) and the offer is to give you your Experian Credit Score for “only” $5.95″!”. As I said yesterday [more...]

Date: 2009-01-15 13:00:15

FICO Fitness Fundamentals

A FICO score is the number that determines the interest rate you pay on credit cards, car loans and mortgages ... credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian and TransUnion. The FICO score is linked to just about every ... in your favor) Don’t apply for any new credit cards Review your credit report periodically to make [more...]

Date: 2008-11-25 16:08:53

Time to Check Your Credit Reports

  Happy New Year!  As we start 2009, many people are making resolutions, wanting to do things better and differently than they did in the past ... to do.  To get a copy of your credit report from one, two or all three of the credit bureaus ... on credit monitoring. If you want to know your current FICO scores, you can obtain all three [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 17:05:27

Debt Management

Debt not only causes stress and worry, but it could also harm your credit rating ... this to the credit bureaus. The negative report in turn has a huge impact on your credibility and your credit score. When deciding whether or not to take on new debt it is important to consider [more...]

Date: 2009-01-16 20:45:59

Your Credit Report Still Matters

It may seem that all conventional wisdom and rules we lived by have gone out the window in the face of this chaotic economy ... report from each of the three credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion – once within every ... report our credit score – a number that is reflective of our ability to make on-time payments [more...]

Date: 2008-11-20 16:13:48

Fix Your Bad Credit

Lately, have you heard from a friend or from a family member that nowadays, ... points or more in their credit scores as reported by each of the three major credit bureaus. 54 ... it's pretty much alarming that there are already a numerous cases of bad credit [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 14:03:00

Free FICO Score At Equifax (No Strings)

Written on 10/02/2008 by me, Jay White, the founder of Dumb Little Man and an all around average guy ... . As you may know, Equifax is one of the 3-primary credit bureaus in the US and its score is used heavily ... (as promotions do), you can also obtain a free credit report at annualcreditreport.com. While it won't give [more...]

Date: 2008-10-02 12:12:54

New credit score system ready for ‘09

By next spring, two of three credit reporting bureaus will use a new model. Fair Isaac, the developer of FICO scores, has made the biggest change to its mathematical credit ... points because of how the new model fine-tunes the variables it uses to evaluate consumers’ credit use [more...]

Date: 2008-12-15 15:07:34

Sunday Money Madness - Happy New Year!

Happy New Year Everybody! Let’s kick off the first of this year’s roundup with a bang! ... Bureaus Roll Out New Credit Score Formula for 2009. Finance for a Freelance Life asks Got Gift Cards ... @ Saving to Invest. Carnival Of Credit Report Stories Dec 22 @ Lava. Related Posts Sunday Money [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 13:07:58

Credit and Debt Resources [MsMoneyGirl.net Stock Magazine]

T. D. Jakes new book "Before You Do" hints at how soon-to-be couples should sit at the table to analyze each other’s financial situation ... to receive a score and a report from the TransUnion, Experian, and Equifax credit bureaus ... report, Get Your Equifax Credit Report Now! An equifax credit report can be obtained on this link [more...]

Date: 2008-10-15 09:59:37

New Credit Scoring Model Set for Release in 2009- Finally!

Almost a year ago, we wrote about the new FICO 08 scoring model that was initially planned for roll-out at the latter part of 2008. Besieged with lawsuits between its creator, Fair Isaac, and the three largest credit bureaus ... consumer outcry and potential credit fairness issues, Fair Isaac backed off and decided some authorized [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 13:47:30

A Brighter Financial Status after College

by Landon McGehee I had a relative graduate from college recently, ... . 1. Know your credit score. You will have a credit report once you borrow money from a lender or have a creditor that reports to one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian [more...]

Date: 2008-10-28 22:28:56

How New College Graduates Must Handle their Finances

by Landon McGehee I had a relative graduate from college recently, ... . 1. Know your credit score. You will have a credit report once you borrow money from a lender or have a creditor that reports to one of the three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian [more...]

Date: 2008-11-12 15:35:58

How to Maintain Good Credit

Good credit is sometimes difficult to achieve. Even when it is achieved often times it's hard to keep your credit score in a decent range ... companies can report you to the credit bureau if you are over 30 days late on your payments ... ) Experian (888-397-3742) Trans Union (800-888-4213)  Maintaining good credit will help [more...]

Date: 2008-11-08 05:03:08

A Guide to Repairing Your Credit Score

by Mary Bush In the United States, as well as many other countries, there are laws in place allowing people to mount disputes regarding their credit reports ... goes quickly and efficiently. You just can’t call the credit bureau in disgust and start hollering [more...]

Date: 2009-01-10 08:35:57

More Than a Cereal: What You Should Know About ChexSystems

If you’re concerned with your credit score and general financial healthy, you’ve probably heard of Experian, Equifax, and TransUnion ... as the three credit bureaus, you can order your Chex report once a year and if you’ve been denied a bank account because of it in the last 60 days. (You can get free copies of your credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-10-29 14:30:09

How To Get The Right Credit Score

Imagine that you are going into a lender’s office prepared to apply for and receive a loan ... credit bureaus: Equifax. Experian, and TransUnion. You are shocked when your loan is denied, or maybe ... , 2TransUnion uses the Empirica system, and 3Experian uses the Experian/Fair Isaac system. Despite each credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-07 21:19:35

Old Debts Under $100 Don't Matter Under FICO '08 [Fico]

An update to how the new FICO '08 scoring system got revamped this year: Collection ammounts where the original debt was under $100 will be totally disregarded, MarketWatch reports . Back in Feb we reported that they would still be taken into account but only matter less. Also, FICO'08 has been rolled out to all three credit bureaus since last month. Before it was only being tested at one and there was some disagreement over whether all the bureaus would accept it. [more...]

Date: 2009-09-24 17:00:00

Credit Repair After Bankruptcy

by Matt Douglas With a bankruptcy mark on your report your score will be lowered considerably ... . The Fair Credit Reporting Act says that any mark that can not be verified by the bureau must ... . However there is hope, you can remove this mark and by building some positive credit [more...]

Date: 2009-01-04 12:44:30

How Can Lawsuit Funding May Help To Avoid A Bad Credit

Many lawsuit plaintiffs have financial troubles while they wait for a settlement problem that could make more low their credit level . Credit reports are piled up by firms named credit bureaus that get reports directly from lenders about their customers paying practices. Founded on a debtors history of paying bills and the amount of debt the man has , credit bureaus go with a credit score for each man . [more...]

Date: 2009-09-30 13:20:28

How Fast Can You Get A Home Loan After Bankruptcy?

One of our readers, Desiree, had this question: Is there any possibility of getting a home loan sooner than 2 years after a bankruptcy discharge? ... in bankruptcy”. If it doesn’t, then it is still counting against your credit score each month. Challenge Any ... reports, the credit bureaus will freeze your credit score until the dispute is resolved [more...]

Date: 2009-01-06 16:28:19

Bureaus Roll Out New Credit Score Formula for 2009

The three credit bureaus will begin using a new formula to calculate credit scores in 2009 - just as folks were starting to get the hang of what ... as to how much of your available credit you’re using. According to Yahoo! Finance columnist Liz Pulliam Weston, “if your credit card issuer slashes your credit limit — which is increasingly likely [more...]

Date: 2008-12-29 21:48:19

It’s Your Credit - What Is A Good Credit Score?

posted by colin1234 by Christine A. Mathews When you apply for credit, one of the first things a lender will check is your credit score ... have. The three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) all have their own way of determining ... your credit report from each one, as sometimes mistakes are made. When that happens, you should [more...]

Date: 2009-01-02 08:41:44

How’s My Credit? - Tips To Understanding Your Credit Score

by Christine A. Mathews When you apply for credit, one of the first things a lender will check is your credit score ... . The three major credit bureaus (Equifax, Experian, and Trans Union) all have their own way ... your credit report from each one, as sometimes mistakes are made. When that happens, you should [more...]

Date: 2008-12-20 22:07:30

Free Online Credit Scores

Credit scores are scores that show a person’s financial creditworthiness ... ). Every person can get his/her credit report from each one of the credit bureaus: Experian, Equifax ... , based on whether he has repaid his previous loans satisfactorily. In other words, a credit report [more...]

Date: 2008-12-24 21:06:39

Basic Credit Scoring 101 For A Better Mortgage Rate

by Rob Kosberg Credit scoring is becoming more important to mortgage pricing so now would be a terrific time to brush up on your credit education ... balances should hold steady at no more than 30% of the card limit. The credit bureau believes ... is one of the major credit scoring companies. All can learn from the numerous pages of financial tips [more...]

Date: 2008-12-30 08:22:00

Five Ways to Get Your Credit Report for Free

I’ve talked at length in the past about how your credit score is determined and why it’s important ... . When we first discovered the problem, we burned through our free credit reports trying to figure ... provides you with access to reports from all three credit bureaus plus your credit score. Just don’ [more...]

Date: 2008-08-29 10:03:53

Basics of Credit Repair

by Rob Kosberg People who know they have “bad” credit and are a big “credit risk” are usually aware that something has to change with the way they ... project. The “credit risk” label is based on your “credit report” and “credit score.” Therefore ... these reports. There are 3 credit bureaus that supply reports: TransUnion, Equifax, and Experian [more...]

Date: 2009-01-03 00:35:39

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