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Credit Impacts Your Daily Life

Each time you hear an ad on the radio or watch a commercial on television promoting free credit scores, you may need to pay attention rather than muting the jingle that will be stuck in your head for hours. Whether you like it or not, your credit score matters and it will inevitably affect many [Read More]

July 17, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

Applying for a Credit Card: What You Should Consider

If you’re considering applying for a new credit card, there are many things to keep in mind that can affect your decision. From rewards to interest rates, asking yourself a series of five questions can help you select the ideal card. In the article “Five Questions to Ask Before Applying for a New Credit Card,” [Read More]

March 31, 2015 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Education

Equifax Lists Three Ways to Help Build a Solid Credit History

Learning about credit and how it can affect your daily life is important. Lenders look at different information found in your credit history to determine your credit score. By checking your report regularly, you are able to see what lenders are reporting while you monitor your payment history. Sometimes, your credit score can fluctuate. If [Read More]

November 07, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Featured

Good Credit Best Practices from Equifax

If you will be purchasing a home at some point in the not-too-distant future, you know how important a good credit score is for obtaining financing and favorable terms on your mortgage. Follow these good credit best practices from the credit pros at the Equifax Finance blog, as explained in the recent article, “ Five [Read More]

October 30, 2014 | Author: Amanda Winters | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Mortgages

How Can a Good Credit Score Save You Money?

Having good credit can benefit you in a variety of ways, so it’s important to begin establishing your credit early. However, good credit doesn’t happen overnight. Your credit score is based on a combination of factors, including your creditworthy habits and behaviors, and how long you’ve been exhibiting them. One of the primary benefits of [Read More]

September 10, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News, Education, Insurance, Mortgages

Learn How to Calculate Your Debt-to-Credit Ratio

Your debt-to-credit ratio is an extremely important component of your credit score, so knowing how it’s calculated can help you take control of your credit. Lenders use your score to determine whether or not you are a credit-worthy borrower, so understanding how your debt-to-credit ratio affects your score is also important if you’re considering getting [Read More]

August 20, 2014 | Author: Courtney Rogers | Comments: (0) | Categories: Chicago Real Estate News
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