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Experian: Credit Scores Are Up
Experian: Credit Scores Are Up

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According to Experian’s eighth annual State of Credit report, the average credit score is now holding at 675, up from 673. And this is just four points short of the average credit score from 2007, all of which means that credit scores are close to pre-recession levels. Continue reading

Looking at Credit with Gen Z and Gen Y
Looking at Credit with Gen Z and Gen Y

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Credit cards are popular with both Gen Z (age 18-24) and Gen Y (age 25-34) according to a new study by Vyze, a cloud-based financial technology solutions company, finding that these two generations have a lot in common when it comes to their relationship with credit cards. Continue reading

Finances and Dating: Credit Scores are More Important Than a Fancy Car
Finances and Dating: Credit Scores are More Important Than a Fancy Car

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Are credit scores an important part of dating? Yes, they are, according to a new study, showing that for 58% of people a good credit score trumped having a good car, and for 50% good credit was more alluring than an exciting job title. Continue reading

Fewer Millennials Paying Attention to Finances
Fewer Millennials Paying Attention to Finances

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In 2015 more than half of Millennials were thinking about how to turn their financial goals into a reality, but in 2016 that number dropped to 37%, according to Navy Federal’s 2017 Millennials and Their Money study. They also found that there is a split between the reality of what’s in their bank… Continue reading

Debt Could Put a Damper on Romance
Debt Could Put a Damper on Romance

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Does credit health factor into romance? The answer is yes, according to the new Chase Slate 2017 Credit Outlook survey. Carrying a lot of debt could be a deal breaker for some people, with 37% saying that it could make them think less of a partner. Credit is a factor in everything from being… Continue reading

Millennials Getting Serious About Their Future
Millennials Getting Serious About Their Future

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For many buying a home is part of the American dream, and Millennials are onboard, according to a new study by Chase. They found that for 33% of Millennials buying a new home is on their agenda over the next four to five years, while 24% will be closing on a home over the next three years. Going… Continue reading

Getting a Handle on Credit Scores
Getting a Handle on Credit Scores

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People with bad credit are taking steps to improve their credit scores, according to a new survey by U.S. News & World Report, with 68% of people whose credit scores are low indicating that they are trying to get them up. How? Most are action oriented, with 46% trying to pay off the balances, 32%… Continue reading

Checking Credit Scores May Improve Financial Health
Checking Credit Scores May Improve Financial Health

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If you have been wondering if you should check your credit score more than once a year, according to a new study by Discover, the answer is yes. The study found that 70% of people, who checked their score on a monthly basis, or even more often, found that doing so actually helped them keep up their… Continue reading

FICO Offers Hundreds of Millions of Free Credit Scores to Consumers
FICO Offers Hundreds of Millions of Free Credit Scores to Consumers

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FICO has hit a milestone when it comes to providing consumers with free credit scores via the FICO Score Open Access program, with over 200 million U.S. based consumer credit and loan accounts now offering consumers their free scores. Continue reading

Love, Divorce, Stress & Credit Scores
Love, Divorce, Stress & Credit Scores

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Is chocolate, flowers, jewelry or a trip in the works for Valentines Day? Whatever you are planning on gifting to your lover, you may want to take a look at your credit score because it could predict your relationship future. Continue reading

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