Other posts in the Credit Report Category

Build Credit with a Share Pledge Loan

Whether you’re just starting out or you’ve hit a few bumps along the way, building credit can be difficult. An easy way to start building or rebuilding your credit is with a share pledge/share secured loan. A share secured loan (what WWFCU calls a share pledge loan) lets you use the money in your savings

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Fine Tuning Your Credit

We all work hard to maintain a decent credit score. But it doesn’t take much to put a dent in it. We’ve got a few tips on how to fine tune your credit before the speed bumps of life affect it. All Debt is Equal When it comes to your credit report, agencies look at

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Is it Time to Get a Credit Card?

It seems like you can’t do anything these days without a major credit card. But what if you or your adult kids don’t have one yet? If you’re wondering if it’s time to get a credit card have other questions, we have a few answers for you. Turning 18 For credit card companies, turning 18

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Tips to Keeping a Healthy Credit Score

Whether you’ve lost a job or cut back hours at work, it can be hard to maintain a healthy credit score when times are tight. Most months it’s enough just to be able to cover all your bills. Who’s got time to worry about making payments on time? With that in mind, we have seven

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How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

One is often not enough, but how many credit cards are too many? Is there a magic number of credit cards that will help, not hurt, your credit score? Your credit score is based on many factors and can be affected by numerous things. It all comes down to ratios. Credit agencies look at what

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New Year, New Financial Goals

As you take a look back at 2019, you’re probably resolving to have better control over your finances in the New Year. From saving more to spending less, we’ve got your goals covered: Watch Your Credit Score Many of us only look at our credit score once a year or when we’re looking to make

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Understanding Your Credit Report

By now, you’ve probably heard it’s in your best interest to check your credit report a couple of times per year for accuracy and errors. But do you know what to actually look for once you’ve got your credit report in front of you? Getting Your Report To be able to review your credit report,

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How to Boost Your Credit at WWFCU

Is your credit not as good as it could be? You’re not alone. About 20% of Americans have credit in the poor to fair range (669 or lower). WWFCU is always looking out for its members and your financial health. So, we thought we’d share a few general tips on how to boost your credit

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Your Credit Score Dropped After You Paid off a Loan. What Happened?

Your credit score goes up when you show that you’re financially trustworthy. One day you pay off a loan and notice that your score drops. Shouldn’t your credit score have jumped up, instead? To understand what’s happening, take a look at how credit scores are calculated: Credit Reports and Scores The three credit reporting agencies,

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