Other posts in the Credit Report Category

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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About Credit Scores

You know a credit score is important when you apply for a loan or credit card – but do you know exactly what it is and how it can affect your chances in getting the financing you want? Creditors use a credit scoring system to help determine whether to give you credit, and how much

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Credit Report Errors — Fix Them before They Fix You

So you’ve located an error on your credit report that’s costing you a few precious points on your credit score. It could be that the credit reporting agency confused you with a Jane Doe of the same name or a creditor failed to record a settled account. Regardless of how it got there, there’s a mistake that

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Lions, Tigers, Bears, and Lenders?

Let’s play a game. I’ll give you a word and you tell me what comes to mind. Ready? “Predator.” Did you think of a prehistoric animal with claws and stabbing teeth? Or, a stealthy cheetah prowling for gazelle in the grassy plains of the Serengeti? Perhaps a portly Siamese cat stalking a house sparrow? How

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Map Out Your Finances

The details of our financial lives can be tricky, and without a clear road map it’s easy to feel lost. Changes in tax laws and the family structure offer potential complications in how we handle our money, so heed these tips as you make financial plans for the future. Invest. If you have extra money

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Seven Key Points About Auto Financing

The automobile is an essential part of American life. Even high school students, the ink barely wet on their drivers’ licenses, often expect to have a car at their disposal. Most of us would have a hard time getting to work, doing our shopping and leading our daily lives without a car. The problem is

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