Best Money Tips: The Credit Edition
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Welcome to Wise Bread's Best Money Tips Roundup! Today, we are bringing you some of the best articles about all things credit!
Top 5 Articles
How to Get the Most from Reward Credit Cards — To maximize your credit card rewards, don't carry a balance on your rewards card. [Couple Money]
Securing Your Credit — If you think someone has applied for a credit card in your name, contact the credit reporting companies and add a fraud alert to your credit information. [Free Money Finance]
How to Rebuild & Fix Your Credit Score — Want to fix your credit score? Only keep a couple credit cards in your posession and only charge a maximum of 10% of your credit line. [Money Crashers]
Why are my credit scores all different? — Your credit scores differ because each credit bureau thinks they have the best way of providing risk assessment. [CNNMoney]
How to Successfully Negotiate Better Terms with Your Credit Card Company — Negotiate better terms with your credit card company by showing them a competing offer.[Money Funk]
Other Essential Reading
Should You Save for Retirement or Pay Down Credit Card Debt? — If your credit card debt is extremely bad, it may be advisable to put saving for retirement on the back burner. [Money Relationship]
3 Places To Check Your Credit Score For Free — Did you know you can get your credit score for free at myFCO? [SavvySugar]
Splitting Up? What You Should Know About Credit and Divorce — While having joint accounts may help you and your spouse get loans or new credit cards, if you get a divorce, you are still responsible for making payments on your joint credit accounts if your ex fails to pay them. [FinanceGuideTips]
How to Improve Your Credit Score Fast — To improve your credit score quickly, pay off your debt. [Free From Broke]
ProSquad Answers: Credit Scores, the Stay-at-Home Parent, and a Case of Strep Throat — Being a stay-at-home parent won't affect your credit score, but it may affect your ability to get a loan. [Parenting Squad]
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