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FICO Score vs. Credit Score

By Glen Luke Flanagan on September 24, 2020

If you consider “FICO Scores” to be synonymous with all credit scores, you’re not the only one. People often use the two terms interchangeably, but a FICO Score is just one type of consumer... read more

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The Pros and Cons of Freezing Your Credit

By Glen Luke Flanagan on September 24, 2020

In a world where data breaches are increasingly common, many Americans are taking action to protect against credit and identity fraud. Freezing your credit (also called a security freeze) can be an... read more

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How to Improve Your Credit Score

By Louis DeNicola on September 22, 2020

If you’re trying to improve your credit score, the first thing you’ll want to do is understand how credit works and which actions can positively impact your credit score. Fortunately, the basics... read more

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Best Free Credit Reports

By Tracy Brackman on September 11, 2020

Because your credit report plays such a crucial role in your ability to be approved for a mortgage, apartment lease, car loan, credit card and other types of loans, it’s important to check it... read more

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What Is a FICO Score?

By Julie Sherrier on September 8, 2020

Your FICO Score is what lenders, landlords and other service contractors refer to when determining whether you’re a responsible borrower and measure how likely it may be that you’ll default on a... read more

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Best Credit Monitoring Services

By Taylor K. Gordon on August 21, 2020

Today, scammers are coming up with elaborate schemes to steal your entire identity. And after getting a hold of your information, they can then open credit accounts in your name and go on a shopping... read more

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