Category: Credit

Building Credit History: an Insurance Policy on Your Financial Life

Sponsored by Capital One “You should get a credit card,” my Dad told me as I headed off for my freshman year of college. Many personal finance gurus and rookies alike may gasp in horror over my Dad’s suggestion, but

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Get Tips in Real Time About How to Build a Strong Credit Score

Join me and other amazing personal finance experts and influencers today for my first ever Twitter Party today! Date: June 7th Time: 3 pm ET Location: Twitter RSVP (use and follow the hashtag): #ChattingCredit I’ve partnered with Capital One to

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#ChattingCredit Twitter Party Rules & Regulations

RULES & REGULATIONS NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE WILL NOT IMPROVE YOUR CHANCES OF WINNING. A TWITTER ACCOUNT AND INTERNET ACCESS ARE REQUIRED FOR ENTRY. BY ENTERING THE SWEEPSTAKES, YOU (“ENTRANT” OR “YOU”) AGREE TO THESE

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Financial Pet Peeve: The Worst Credit Score Myth of All

There is a perverse myth that’s taken hold in our recently credit-score-obsessed culture. A myth so upsetting to my delicate feminine emotions, it leaves me longing for the days of fainting couches. This myth is doing damage to the already

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Credit Limits: How They Keep You from Chasing a Dangerous Pot of Gold

Happy St. Patrick’s Day! Many an Irish-American child has caught a glimpse of a rainbow, hopped on a bicycle and tried to get-rich-quick by finding a pot of gold at the end. Alas, my adventures in gold chasing ended after

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Being Debt Free: The Story of How I Have Minimal Credit History

I’ve spent the 24 years of my life avoiding debt. Well, probably more like the last seven years because I didn’t really have a way to accrue debt before venturing off to college. But since 2007, I’ve been warding off

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Do You Have a “Trustworthy” Credit Score?

Two years ago I started the painful process of finding affordable, rodent-free housing in New York City. My roommate and I went from Craigslist to brokers to emotional meltdowns on street corners. During this process was the first time I

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