What’s your credit score?
It may be a solid 730, a somewhat diminished 690, or even a less-than-ideal 645.
Or, it can be all three of those at the very same time – and more!
How is that possible?
Remember that there’s more than one version of your credit score. In fact, there are dozens of versions of scores, based on different credit bureaus, ... Continue Reading →
When it comes to credit score, asking “What if” means you probably already made a crucial mistake and your score has suffered. From missing payment to collections, canceling an old card to hard inquiries, it would be beneficial to know how these decisions (or mistakes) will affect your FICO score.
Well, now you can, as myfico.com has a credit score range ... Continue Reading →
At first glance, you may think they’re the same thing – complex software algorithms that crunch credit reports and spit out a credit score based on that data. Digging deeper, we even see that the scoring models known as VantageScore and FICO have similar goals: to gauge the risk of a consumer falling behind at least 90 days on one ... Continue Reading →
On March 27th, 2020, President Trump signed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2 trillion package intended to inject the economy with much-needed funds.
Most of you are aware of the CARES Act by now, and familiar with the stimulus checks that are (supposed) to be mailed out to tens of millions of Americans soon or the ... Continue Reading →
- Credit card debt is at an all-time high – and still on the rise.
At the end of Q4 of 2018, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York announced that U.S. personal credit card debt hit the $870 billion mark. Not only do they expect that number to hit $900 billion in 2019, but it also marks the highest level of ... Continue Reading →
By now, you’re probably aware that credit scores range from about 300 to 850 (for FICO Scores), where your score sits on that spectrum, and even what’s typically considered a poor, good, or excellent score.
But what you might not realize is that the range of credit scores (and where you sit on it) isn’t as set in stone as you ... Continue Reading →
FICO is the preeminent credit reporting service in the United States, with 90% of all lending decisions in the United States dictated by FICO every single day. While there’s a lot of useful information about FICO (including our recently-published eBook), one aspect of credit reporting and scoring still creates some confusion: inquiries.
So today ... Continue Reading →
I recently came across a report issued by FICO, the preeminent credit scoring agency in the world, entitled “Understanding FICO Scores: What you need to know about the most widely used credit scores.”
In order to further educate you about FICO and how you can keep a great credit score, today I’ll summarize some of ... Continue Reading →