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Like anything else on the earth, even your credit report can come with mistakes, inaccurate, or incomplete information. That’s why it is crucial that you meticulously check your credit report from all the credit bureaus, once a year. What happens if you find faulty information...

Did you just receive your credit report and everything seems Greek to you? You're not alone! Every time you read your credit report, especially for the first time, can be really overwhelming and confusing. In order to understand what you’re reading, first you should know...

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There are a lot of words we think of when we see the words “cost-effective”: cheap, lesser, affordable, etc. and even though Christmas and New Year's day are not passed yet you know that you need to start spending smart and saving smart if you want to be able to go on those Spring and Summer Vacations.


 

Many people have beliefs about their credit report that are just not true.  There are also things that are included on your credit report that will not hurt you.  The following things that won’t affect you may be found on your credit report:

Concerned about your credit history? Here are practical ways to boost your credit score.

Your credit report may stay with you for the rest of your life, but it doesn’t need to be a burden. Ultimately, you have some control over how it presents your financial well-being.

Even if your credit history isn’t great now, it’s never too late to learn how to improve it. With some time, your credit rating can become stellar — and you can be rewarded with faster credit card approval or that big home loan with low rates.

As we have discussed before in a previous post about credit restoration,see my credit ratingIt considers both positive and negative information compiled on you and is the driving force behind what type of credit you are granted.  Consumers nationwide have a hard time understanding the basic principles of a credit score and as a result believe the myths that are circulating. Below is a list of five common credit score myths with an explanation of the real facts to set you on the straight and narrow.

An Inquiry is created when your credit report  is accessed by a business. With that being said. have you heard of Hard Inquiries? Soft Inquiries?

You may have heard that a hard inquiry can hurt your credit score. But you may not be sure what that means — what is a hard inquiry anyway? Hard inquiries are created when you apply for credit. They can potentially drop your credit scores, which can result in higher interest rates when you borrow. On large loan, like those for a car or home, a drop of even a few points can mean a higher interest rate. And that may mean you’ll pay more over the life of the loan.

It seems that everything these days is connected to having a good credit rating. From getting a job, to finding a place to live, to getting a car to take you from your job back to where you live. And all three of those things are the most important, unless being homeless, unemployed without wheels is the lifestyle you enjoy.

60 Minutes reports: 40 Million Mistakes: Is your credit report accurate?I don't like anuualcreditreport.combecause they don't give you your scores and you have to do each 3 agency one by one....