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Balance Transfers and Credit Score

You've decided to transfer credit card debt to a card with a lower rate- how does this affect your credit score? This NerdWallet article explains.

Happy Healthy Holiday Credit

As the holidays begin, purchases multiply. This feature from Mint is another article focusing on how to be a careful holiday spender. Mint explains why your utilization rate is so important, and how to make sure it stays on track.

Debit Cards Versus Credit Cards

Which is smarter to utilize- debit or credit cards- and at what times? This ClickOrlando article focuses on credit, budget, as well as security considerations.

FICO Score Versus VantageScore

What are the similarities between these two scores? What are the specific differences? This The Motley Fool article explores what factors determine these scores.

Improving Credit Score and Prioritizing Debt

This The Simple Dollar article offers ideas regarding what debts could be most beneficial to pay off first, and how these items can raise your credit score.

Do These Factors Effect Your Credit Score?

This NerdWallet article details five different items you may think effect your credit score- but do not.

Why Buying a House is Not The Most Important Decision You Will Ever Make

Yes, buying a house is a huge monetary decision. Read this The Motley Fool article to ensure you are also focusing and putting into action some other key financial choices as well.

Think Carefully Before Signing Up for a Store Credit Card

Especially during holiday season, it can be tempting to sign up for a store credit card, when you hear sales pitches with promises of rewards and first purchase discounts. Read these two articles to explore why you might want to get more information before you sign up for a store credit card:

  • Learn more in this Payment Week article.
  • Learn more in this CNN article.

Managing Frozen Credit

This Consumer Reports article details different options you have regarding your credit freeze, should you need to grant access to a credit report.

Being Aware of Account Takeover Fraud

This The Motley Fool article outlines ways you can protect yourself from having account takeover fraud happen to you.

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