One card, two cards, red card, blue card, Quizzologist Marco Maceri breaks down the mystery around how many credit cards a good credit builder should have.
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As an old relationship adage goes, “Opposites attract,” so might your credit scores. Many marriages seem to unite polar opposite credit scores. If your credit score is poor, but your spouse’s is good, is there hope for qualifying for a better credit card, auto loan, or mortgage?
The short answer is, “Yes.” However, there are a few things to consider when you and your spouse are applying for new credit.
We spend a lot of time talking about how to improve your credit, but what do you do if your credit does improve? Well, after you’re finished doing a happy dance and bragging to all of your friends, I have a suggestion… Start taking back your cash!
That’s right! You could potentially add a lot more cash flow to your monthly budget by simply reclaiming all of the penalties your less-than-perfect credit forced you to pay. Here are five quick things you should do if your credit score goes up.
Learn five “insider” secrets from the credit industry that will help you keep your credit report and score healthy and intact, so you can qualify for the best deals on life’s largest purchases (and some smaller ones, too!).
If you do a little research online, you may find that a lot of folks with excellent credit have many open credit accounts. Does this mean, if you only have a few credit accounts, that you need to start opening new accounts to achieve your true credit score potential? Bill Rice explores the question and explains why it might not be wise to draw that conclusion.
Find out what habits those with excellent credit scores have and what you need to do to achieve your own true credit score potential.
When asking friends or family if they’ve checked their credit report, it’s not uncommon to get a variety of responses. But one that’s more common than you might think is, “Nah, I messed up some things in the past. I don’t want to know.” In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss. Find out why it’s time to suppress the fear and check your credit.
Discussions about credit improvement often focus on the dos. However, in many cases, the don’ts are just as important. Find out what don’ts you may be doing and how these actions may be negatively impacting your credit score.