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How Debt Affects Your Credit Score

How Debt Affects Your Credit Score

The average indebted household that doesn’t pay credit cards in full each month carries $8,683 in credit card debt. Eventually, that debt affects the card members’ credit scores. A credit score impacts the ability to borrow money, l...

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How Marriage Can Affect Your Credit Score

How Marriage Can Affect Your Credit Score

Marriage is a union in many ways. Someone’s financial problems that they had before marriage can become part of that union, potentially creating problems for them as a married couple. But the problems may not be as big as you might ...

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How Eviction Can Affect Your Credit Score

How Eviction Can Affect Your Credit Score

Your eviction itself won’t show up on your credit report. But information related to the eviction can affect your credit history for seven years. For example, if your landlord sends your unpaid rent balance to a collection age...

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How Medical Bills Affect Your Credit

How Medical Bills Affect Your Credit

The possibility of not being able to pay your medical bill is one of the last things on your mind when you’re at a hospital emergency room. And how that unpaid medical bill could affect your credit score is probably much less of a c...

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10 Credit Hacks to Improve Your FICO Score

10 Credit Hacks to Improve Your FICO Score

Most of you who have been reading this blog for a while know that I prescribe a very detailed and specific method for improving your credit score quickly. It basically boils down to removing negative items from your credit report an...

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What Your Credit Score Range Means

What Your Credit Score Range Means

My credit repair journey started when I had a credit score in the 530s. I couldn’t get a credit card, let alone a mortgage loan. That’s when I said enough is enough and set out to learn everything I could about improving...

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