David Dykes

David is an established journalist with more than 10 years of experience covering business and personal finance topics for print and online publications.

Articles by David Dykes

How Fast Do Updates Appear on Your Credit Report?

You’re looking to buy a home, a car or make a major purchase, and you’ve worked hard to pay your bills on time and maintain... read more

5 Ways for Recent Graduates to Build Good Credit

You’ve got your college diploma. You’ve been offered a job. Welcome to post-grad life. Now it’s time to pay attention to your credit score —... read more

How to Use Your Tax Refund to Improve Your Credit Score

If you’re expecting a big tax refund from Uncle Sam, it might be tempting to spend that money on a vacation, a better TV or... read more

How to Find a Good Credit Repair Company

Credit repair companies have a reputation of being scam artists out to take advantage of naive consumers. In recent years, the FTC has found credit... read more

Why Isn’t My Credit Score Getting Better?

Your credit score is sagging, and you’re not sure what to do to get it in shape. You’re particularly worried since you’re about to apply... read more