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Articles in September 2018

  1. How to Get 800 Credit Score in Your 20’s

    How to Get 800 Credit Score in Your 20’s

    If you want to achieve financial success at a young age, one of the best places to start is with your credit score. Your credit affects everything from the interest rate you get on a loan to whether or not you’ll land your dream job. Taking the time now to boost your score and reach 800 or higher will help you achieve your financial goals.

  2. Most Popular Store Credit Cards of 2018

    Most Popular Store Credit Cards of 2018

    If you have a limited credit history or a less-than-stellar credit score, getting a traditional credit card can be difficult. Building your credit can take time. If you’re ready to step up from secured credit cards, a store credit card can be a smart option if used responsibly.

  3. What is a Good Credit Score?

    What is a Good Credit Score?

    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.

  4. What is the FIRE movement all about?

    What is the FIRE movement all about?

    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.

  5. 5 Little-Known Secrets of the Amex Black Card

    5 Little-Known Secrets of the Amex Black Card

    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?

  6. Things to Consider When Buying Your First Home

    Things to Consider When Buying Your First Home

    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.

  7. FICO vs. VantageScore: What’s the Difference?

    FICO vs. VantageScore: What’s the Difference?

    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.

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