Category: Credit Report

Applying for a Job – Your Credit Report and Background Check

Applying for a Job – Your Credit Report and Background Check

Did you know that when you apply for a job, your prospective employer will run your credit and perform a background check?  In addition to updating your resume, LinkedIn profile, and ramping up your other content marketing projects, you want to add running your credit report to your checklist before starting a job search. As […]

May 14, 2015 | By More
How to Improve Bad Credit and A Low Credit Score

How to Improve Bad Credit and A Low Credit Score

Are you a consumer who is dealing with the aftermath of a challenging financial situation or poor money decision?  Maybe you’ve found yourself stuck with bad credit and a low credit score.  If you’re wondering how to dig your way out of the mess, there is hope.  There are a variety of actions you can […]

April 6, 2015 | By More
Credit Bureau Changes: Medical Debt and Credit Reporting

Credit Bureau Changes: Medical Debt and Credit Reporting

  If you did not catch the news headlines the other day, here is some good news for consumers regarding their credit bureau.  Positive changes will be implemented regarding medical debt reporting and other credit reporting applications with the credit report arena. There are a number of changes taking place, which is why we provided […]

March 11, 2015 | By More
Banks Offering Free FICO Scores to Customers

Banks Offering Free FICO Scores to Customers

Do you know what your FICO score is today?  As you know, a FICO score plays an important role in your access to and cost of credit for you.  Shana Lebowitz reports in her LearnVest.com article that some banks will be offering free FICO scores to their customers.  The details of her write up are […]

January 15, 2015 | By More
What is a Credit Score?

What is a Credit Score?

For the money smart consumer, one of the top items on their check list for best money management practices is ramping up their credit score.  Before you can tackle that to-do item, you need to need to be able to answer the question, “What is a credit score?” MoneyBasicsU has introduced the conversation of a […]

December 22, 2014 | By More
Who are the 3 Big Credit Reporting Agencies?

Who are the 3 Big Credit Reporting Agencies?

Today is an exciting day.  Why?  You’re about to learn something that over 200 million Americans need to know.  But because you’re reading this Post, YOU are in the know.  (1)  You are going to find out the details about who the three big credit reporting agencies are and the information they provide. There is […]

July 31, 2013 | By More
How to Get a Free Credit Report

How to Get a Free Credit Report

If there is one word that starts more conversations and invites just about anyone up to a table, it’s the word “Free.”  I remember a specific table event I participated in with a colleague earlier this year.   A section of our table was designated for my stuff.  It included a tri-fold display that opened to […]

November 6, 2012 | By More