Your Credit Score Affects A Lot More Than Credit

Some calorie-counters jump on a scale every day, while many of us don’t bother to weigh ourselves until our jeans get tight. Some Americans only get their blood pressure measured at annual check-ups, while others track their blood pressure daily with their own sphygmomanometer (and can even pronounce it!). Truth be told, many of us…
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Why You Should Call Your Credit Card Company

We’ve already mentioned that you may be able to raise your credit score with a phone call to your credit card issuer – but were you aware that you have other good reasons to call? Consider these three examples of how simple communication with your credit card company can pay dividends. 1. Negotiate for a…
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3 Changes Coming To Credit Scores

Credit bureaus and lenders are always looking for better ways to assess risk with credit scoring systems. It is in their best interests to do so – better prediction of risk should save money through lower default rates – but it is also in the interests of consumers to have a system that does not…
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How To Ask For A Credit Limit Increase

When faced with problems, we sometimes jump ahead to difficult solutions and bypass simple ones. For example, there are a number of things that you can do to increase your credit score. You can pay down debts, make sure that bills are paid on time, review your credit for any errors… or you can try…
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How To Set Up Automated Credit Card Payments

Have you considered placing your credit card on an automatic payment plan? By linking your credit card to a bank account and having your monthly payments automatically deducted, you do not have to worry about the possibility of missing payments and harming your credit score. However, it does take some planning to set up your…
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