Seven Habits of Highly Creditworthy People

Everybody has their little secrets for success--time to learn the seven habits of highly creditworthy people (the 8th habit being reading YFS of course)!

People with the best credit scores (750 and above) have seven habits in common. Contrary to what you may believe, these “high scorers” are not necessarily wealthy, not always employed in a profession and not, by default, high net worth individuals. Chances are you have highly creditworthy people in your circle of friends. The habits […]

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Friday’s Credit Tip #27: Beware of Special Introductory Offers for Credit Cards

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Credit card companies will often offer you special introductory rates, generous free gifts, or other incentives to switch companies. However, you should resist the temptation unless you have a reasonable reason to switch. Establishing a good credit relationship with one company, having a few cards from your college days, for example, is a good way […]

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Friday’s Credit Tip #26: Take Care of Factors that Affect How Lenders See You

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Lenders will often look not only at your credit score but at other financial indicators such as your income, employment record, and savings. Keeping these things in order can complement your credit score and can help you get good overall credit. Some lenders have their own ways of calculating credit scores, so keeping your overall […]

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Friday’s Credit Tip #25: Get Services to Keep Your Credit in Good Shape

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Talk to your bank and lenders about services they offer to keep you safe. Overdraft protection, for example, is a basic service that often costs nothing or very little extra that protects you in case you withdraw too much money from your bank account. With overdraft protection, you do not get a “ding” on your […]

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Friday’s Credit Tip #22: General Good Financial Habits Build Good Credit Scores

Credit repair tips by Dominique Brown.

Your credit score in some ways is meant to be a snapshot of your overall financial habits, especially your habits surrounding debts and other financial responsibilities. Developing some good financial habits can help your credit score by putting you in a good financial position. Good financial habits will ensure that you don’t get into too […]

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