If you neglected to pay off a credit card or medical bill, a collection account probably showed up on your credit reports. This happens when the original company you owed writes off your debt as a loss, then sells it to a debt collection agency. This usually only occurs after you’ve become severely delinquent on
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Do I need to carry a balance on my credit cards to improve my credit scores? How much balance should I carry if any? When it comes to credit repair and credit score maintenance, questions about balance are very common. The best credit card balance is $0, but $0 with no activity is not optimal.
Do you want to check your credit score, but are afraid checking will hurt your score? Don’t worry, if you check your credit score yourself, it doesn’t hurt you. As a credit repair company that’s helped many people restore good credit, we get this question a lot. If a lender or credit card issuer checks,
Are you tempted to close that credit card in the back of your wallet that you haven’t swiped in years? If you’re not paying an annual fee on it, you might think twice before closing the account. There are few one-size-fits-all answers in the world of finance, and there’s always pros and cons with financial
When a loved family member, like a son or daughter, asks you to co-sign a loan for their new $30K car you’re right to hesitate. Sure, you love your children, but more than 30 percent of co-signers get stuck with debt. There are certainly situations when co-signing is fine, but you should always carefully consider