Capital One Now Offers Credit Score Monitoring
Aug05

Capital One Now Offers Credit Score Monitoring

Those of you who use Capital One Credit cards will be pleased to know that Capital One now offers credit score monitoring. Look out for a banner at the top of your account when you log in. To access your credit score all you have to do is click where it says Start Tracking Now. You will then be taken to a page that tracks your credit score from Transunion and tells you when the next update will be available. So you get a credit score...

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Always Monitor Your Credit Report

I had my students pull up their credit report for an assignment a few monthss ago and they were supposed to write a report on what they found. One of my students got a very unpleasant experience when he pulled up his report because he found out that someone had been using his personal information to get credit accounts set up. It actually turned out to be a family member who know his information and had opened  a series of credit...

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Buying a Car with Bad Credit: Your Options (Guest Post)
Sep26

Buying a Car with Bad Credit: Your Options (Guest Post)

No matter how many times our mothers warned us to pay our bills in full and on time, some of us just had to find out for ourselves what the repercussions for making late and partial payments would be. Surprisingly, we’ve found that our credit cards weren’t cancelled and no one came knocking on the door to collect that brand new TV we bought and couldn’t afford. Nope, instead they hit us where it hurt the most. They lowered our credit...

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Credit Counseling vs. Debt Consolidation (Guest Post)

If you’re struggling with multiple debt accounts at the same time, figuring out a way to combine your payments into one can be a lifesaver. You could find yourself saving money on interest and putting more money towards paying down the debt. Both debt consolidation and credit counseling offer similar services that could help you in this regard. Credit Counseling Credit counseling is a service that makes it possible to simplify...

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Credit Score 740 From Experian

I just took a look at my free credit report and credit score from Experian, via Quizzle and saw that my reported score was 740. Quizzle provides you with one free credit report every 180 days so that you can monitor how creditors see you. I love that the free service also tracks your credit score so you can see the trends in your score over time. I was a bit confused to see that some accounts that I had closed were still showing up on...

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