Advice & Expertise Blog

  1. September 20, 2018

    Like it or not, your credit score may play a bigger role in your life — and your lifestyle — than you think. It all starts with knowing what a good credit score is and the steps you can take to achieve this milestone. Keep reading to learn more about credit score ranges and how to improve your score over the long haul.

  2. September 19, 2018

    If your credit score is in the 600 range, you have what is typically called “fair” credit. While it’s possible to get approval for a traditional credit card if you have fair credit, many credit cards for people with bad credit are secured credit cards. If you are in this range, take a look at the cards that might be available to you and how you can help you score.

  3. September 18, 2018

    If you spend any time reading personal finance blogs, you’ve likely heard of the FIRE movement. FIRE stands for, Financially Independent, Retire Early. It’s a movement that’s gaining momentum and devout followers. But what is it exactly? Learn more now.

  4. September 11, 2018

    The American Express Centurion Card — commonly referred to as the Black Card — is one of the most exclusive cards out there. Celebrities and musicians commonly talk about having one or wanting to have one; it’s a sign you’ve made it in the social circles of the rich and famous. But, is it really worth the hype?

  5. September 7, 2018

    Deciding to buy a home is a huge decision, and signals the next chapter of your adult life. You give up the sometimes nomadic existence of an apartment-dweller, put down real roots, and settle down. It can be a big transition. Before buying a home, ask yourself these five questions.

  6. September 6, 2018

    Your credit score is an important measure of your overall credit health that can help — or stand in the way of — myriad financial goals. Although it isn't necessarily easy to understand, there are similarities to both your FICO score and VantageScore. Learn more now about each of these factors and what you can do to help improve your scores.

  7. August 31, 2018

    When you have trouble paying the bills each month, it’s easy to fall behind. But missing just a few payments can cause your credit score to go down, a massive problem millions of people face each year.


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