How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score

IMG_0041Dramatically quitting your job via viral video might seem appealing after your boss starts screaming at you — again– but for the sake of your credit score, it’s probably not a good idea. According to a recent report from the Wall Street Journal, lending companies and Fair Isaac (FICO) might soon start using social media data to help determine your credit score.

Your credit score is used by lenders to assess your level of risk, which in turn affects your interest rate. Just like with your grades in school — and pretty much everything except golf — the higher the score, the better.

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8 comments on “How Bad Moves on Social Media Could Damage Your Credit Score
  1. Interesting concept. I am on my way to read it now.
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  2. Hmmm yeah I will need to read the rest of your article. Seems like a ridiculous concept imo.
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    • Broke Millennial says:

      I have mixed feelings. I like the idea of it helping people who may otherwise have issues getting loans, but it seems far too easy to bleed the lines and start really invading personal privacy.

  3. Wow, interesting! I suppose it’s not surprising really. Thanks for sharing the article!
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  4. jefferson says:

    In this uber-connected world that we live in, people shouldn’t think anything that they write online won’t be broadcast to the entire world.
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  5. David Ryan says:

    Yes. That’s why too much information is never good.
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