Category: Understanding Credit

Debit Card Versus Credit Card: What’s The Big Difference?

Credit cards and debit cards….they’re all the same, right? Wrong! A credit card is a plastic card whose holder has been granted a revolving credit line (unsecured credit). This piece of plastic provides the holder with the ability to make purchases and/or cash advances up to a predetermined limit. The credit granted can be paid in full by the […]

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How To Understand & Get Help With Your Credit Card Bill

Each month, millions of people receive a credit card bill or statement in the mail from their creditors, or they visit the company’s website to get their bills electronically. Even though they submit a payment, they do not necessarily know what all of the fees and sums on the bill mean. Better yet, they may […]

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What Is A Good Credit Score And Why Does It Matter?

A credit score is a numerical value between 300-850 that someone is assigned to show a potential lender how likely one is to honor their debts. The higher the credit score is, the more trustworthy they appear to the lender. This is also called Creditworthiness in the lending industry. But what is a good credit […]

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10 Smart Ways To Improve Your Credit Rating

If you need to get your credit rating improved, you’re not alone. Millions of people want to see their credit scores go up in order to have lower interest fees and more favorable opportunities for loans. There are plenty of simple ways to get your rating up, but it will take some time. 1. Pay […]

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How To Use Credit Wisely During An Emergency

Credit cards are widely misunderstood financial tools. To some, they’re a source of unlimited funds that later turn out to be problematic when the bills are due. To others, though, they’re forbidden objects that must never be touched, stopping these fearful individuals from building credit or making necessary purchases. In truth, a credit card is […]

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What Does Your Credit Score Mean

A credit score is one of the most important numbers that any person ever deals with. This seemingly simple three-digit number tells potential lenders so much about the kind of history that a person has had with their credit in the past. In other words, this score details the actions or inaction that a person […]

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How To Find Out What Is On Your Credit Card Statement

Credit card statements can be confusing. There are minimum payments, statement balances, and interest rates that show up on a monthly bill, among other things. The banks mail some statements to their customers. They deliver others digitally if the cardholder has opted in to receive electronic statements. There are due dates to worry about and […]

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Learn How To Get A Credit Report For Free

If you have ever applied for a loan or a credit card, you are probably aware of the importance of your credit report and credit score. The information a credit report contains tells lenders whether you are a “credit risk” or not. It can also determine what interest rates you will be offered and other […]

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Helpful Tips To Understand Your Credit Score

A credit score is an integral part of your credit history and overall is essential for many purchases, loans, and other important financial decisions or transactions. It can help determine a lot of things, such as interest rates that you’ll receive or even if you can rent that apartment that you’ve had your eye on. […]

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Helpful Tips on How to Use a Credit Card Responsibly

There are some people that refuse to use credit cards thinking that if they don’t use them, they won’t get into difficult situations. The truth, however, is that credit cards can be powerful tools if they are used properly. They can help you build up your creditworthiness and increase your credit score if you use […]

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