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Articles in December 2022

  1. 5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

    5 Simple Ways to Boost Your Credit Score

    Let’s face it: Credit scores are a confusing concept. Most people don’t know much about their credit score aside from the fact it’s a three-digit number that controls nearly every financial aspect of their lives.

  2. Wash Your Car Yourself

    Wash Your Car Yourself

    Thrifty Thursday this week talks about washing your car yourself. Experts suggest washing your car every two weeks and getting a detail twice a year to make sure it stays in good condition. CreditSoup offers some tips to help keep your vehicle in pristine condition!

  3. 7 Ways Your Credit Score Affects Your Life

    7 Ways Your Credit Score Affects Your Life

    After your Social Security number, the most important number in your life is your credit score. You probably know that lenders look at your credit when deciding whether or not to issue you a credit card or loan, but your credit score plays a much more significant role in your life.

  4. How to Repay Holiday Debt

    How to Repay Holiday Debt

    If you have debt after the holidays, you’re not alone. By using these five tips, you can get out of debt, and save money in the process, putting you in a more secure financial position for next year’s holiday season.

  5. Stash Away Cash

    Stash Away Cash

    This week's bit of frugality focuses on a hard concept for some, or a "no-brainer" for others. Saving money! There's no better time to start than right now. Get in the habit of stashing away a few bucks each week!

  6. 7 Ways to Make Money Over the Holidays

    7 Ways to Make Money Over the Holidays

    Trying to buy thoughtful gifts for friends and family and finding just the right outfit for every holiday party can hurt your budget. If you’ve been working on paying down student loan debt or building an emergency fund, the holidays can be a serious setback.

  7. Stuck with Holiday Credit Card Bills? Here Are Your Best Options

    Stuck with Holiday Credit Card Bills? Here Are Your Best Options

    Holiday debt isn’t always planned. Sometimes you head into the holiday season believing you’ll be able to pay off all the gifts you charge to a credit card, but then “life happens”. If you’re wondering what steps to take now, you may be surprised to find your credit card could actually help you get out of debt.

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