Trick or Treat: Free Credit Scores

Reasons Your Free Credit Scores and FICO Scores Are Different One of the main concerns that come with websites like Credit Karma or Credit.com, is that the free credit scores being provided are not your actual FICO (Fair Isaac Credit Organization) scores. This may lead you to seek for the new car you wanted or […]

What’s The Deal With Credit Inquires

As a certified FICO Pro, I get this question on a daily basis. There is so much confusion surrounding the topic of inquiries. It is very important that consumers understand how this process really affects your credit score. What is an “inquiry”? When you apply for credit, you authorize those lenders to ask or “inquire” […]

Credit Tips From Paul Oster “The Nation’s Credit Repair Man”

Credit Tips To Help You Avoid Dangerous Mistakes Credit cards help you easily and conveniently buy things you want (not necessarily need) and even help bail you out of a jam. Unfortunately all this comes at a price; moreover, uncontrolled spending and credit card use leads to various financial mistakes which come with long-term effects. […]

Credit Tip: How to Get a Quick Boost in Score

Pay Down Your Accounts If it’s one question we get asked often, it’s how do I increase my score the fastest way possible? First we must understand how your credit score is generated. Your credit score is determined by different factors. One of those factors is your amount owed. If you can pay down your […]

Paying Off Old Collections

Can Paying off Old Collections hurt you? The short answer is… Yes. Paying off those old collections seems like a great idea, your credit score may decline if you pay a collection that is older than 2 years. When you pay off a collection that has been lingering on the report for some time, the […]

Huge Credit Report Overhaul: Medical Debt to Weigh Less

It will be announced today that the 3 credit reporting agencies (CRAs) will be making some serious changes to the way they report your credit. After long meetings between the New York Attorney General’s office and the CRAs, decisions have been made to change the reporting of medical collections and the process of consumer disputing. […]

6 Steps to Handle Identity Theft

You’ve seen numerous web pages and blogs about what you can do to prevent your Identity from being stolen, but what are the steps you can take if you are already a victim of identity theft? Approximately 15 million US residents have their identities stolen each year. Stats like this make identity theft the fastest […]

How to Stop Collection Harassment

Stop those pesky collections from interrupting your life! There’s nothing more annoying than coming home after a long day of work only to be bothered by pesky collection companies. They call your home, your relatives, and workplace. They flood your mailbox with their notices. This kind of treatment can leave you drained and stressed. Often […]

What Black Friday Means for your Credit

In just a few weeks we’ll all be bombarded with pre-Black Friday ads and promotions as we flip through the channels or tune into your favorite radio station. But before you put together your list and get ready to face the shopping anarchy on November 27th, there are some shopping precautions you may want to […]

5 Ways to Build Your Credit Score

When it comes to improving your credit score, consumers are left in the dust. Most individuals have basic knowledge of what can destroy their credit. Few know the steps to increase their credit score. Here’s 5 tips that will help build your credit score to where you would like it to be. 1. Positive Trade Lines […]