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How to Get Your Free Annual Credit Report

By Sarah Brady on August 21, 2020

If you’re not sure what’s on your credit reports, you may be in for a surprise. Your credit reports contain your history with borrowing and repayment activity, but they may also have negative... read more

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Understanding Credit Utilization Ratio

By Kerri Anne Renzulli on August 18, 2020

Several factors go into determining your credit score, but one of the biggest components comes down to how much debt you owe and how much credit lenders have extended to you, otherwise known as your... read more

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6 snapshots of Black and white financial disparities, inequities

By Mary Lawrence Huffman on August 14, 2020

Racial disparities have always existed when it comes to finances. LendingTree’s researchers have compiled the most readily available data on income, wealth, savings, employment, credit and... read more

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How to Increase Your Credit Score by 100 Points in 7 Steps

By Taylor K. Gordon on July 24, 2020

Your credit score is the gateway to almost all your financial goals — from applying for a mortgage to purchasing a car. Having a good credit score can help you get the credit you need, as well as... read more

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How to Lock Your Credit

By Tamara Holmes on July 22, 2020

If you’ve ever logged onto your credit card account to see a charge you didn’t make, you may have experienced frustration, anger or even fear about what may come next. Luckily, you have the power... read more

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14 Black financial experts you should start following today

By Kamaron McNair on June 25, 2020

When it comes to personal finance advice, it can often feel difficult to find information that is relevant to the Black experience. Black Americans often face financial hurdles such as pay... read more

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