Carnival of Credit Report Stories

I will be hosting the Carnival of Credit Report stories here at Save Money. You can submit any stories you have that are related to your credit report. They can range from general ways to check up on your report or ‘surprises’ that you found when you went through your latest report. Please write your articles and provide a link back to this blog. When I approve your article I will provide the link back from my blog with a...

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More credit report madness

When will it end? I go skipping through the rest of my credit report and go to check my credit score and what is this? My score is now 88 points lower than the last time I checked. I begin to have heart palpitations and then I start to hyperventilate. I read the details of the drop and it says my loan was 30 days overdue. I scrabble up my receipts and they all look fine to me. This was Sunday night so there was nothing I could do. I...

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Check your credit report

After that mini crisis with the credit card payment I decided to check my credit score. I hauled out my current credit cards so that I could compare the numbers with what showed up on the report. Red Flag! There is a card that I do not hold in my hand that is showing up on the report. No….I called customer service and told them I do have one card with their company but my credit report is showing that I have two. The lady says...

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Improve your credit score

5 steps for improving your credit rating Close out your newest accounts so that you don’t lose your longer credit history. Close out accounts slowly over several months. Verify that all accounts you’ve closed are reported as “closed by consumer” for the best report. Even if creditors offer to raise credit limits, allow yourself only moderate credit limits. Keep your balances low and avoid revolving balances...

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