What is a Judgment?

A judgment is an order issued by a court of law. When you borrow money, you are legally required to repay the debt. This includes opening a credit card account, getting a line of credit from your bank and obtaining financing for a big purchase. You can also become indebted to service providers. This can… Read More

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How and When to Talk to a Credit Bureau

Your credit score can have a huge impact on your life—for better or worse. In many ways, the three major credit bureaus are the keepers of your credit score. They’re responsible for maintaining credit reports, which means you may need to contact them about the information included on yours. While this may seem daunting, it’s… Read More

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Can Debt Collectors Call on Holidays?

When you’re in debt, getting calls from debt collectors is common. But can debt collectors call on holidays? Although there are no regulations that specifically make calling on holidays illegal, there are regulations that prohibit debt collectors from contacting consumers at unusual or known inconvenient times.  Find out more about the answer to this common… Read More

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What to Know About Medical Bills Sent to Collections

If you think you’re immune to damage from a collection account on your credit report because you pay your bills on time, think again. Medical bills that you don’t know about could be hurting your credit—and the odds are not in your favor. In fact, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau reports that around 31.6% of… Read More

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Don’t Let Debt Ruin the Holidays: Proactive Steps

According to numbers for the 2018 holiday shopping season, American shoppers incurred an average debt of just over $1,000. And not everyone could pay that debt off quickly, leading to expensive, long-term credit card debt for some. But holiday shopping debt isn’t the only financial burden people face. Many enter the season with other debt…. Read More

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5 Savvy Money Moves to Make This Year

The following is a guest post from The Savvy Couple. As much as we don’t like to admit it, money is a very important tool that can be used to better our lives. So why don’t we take better care of managing it? Luckily, there are some savvy money moves that you can make this… Read More

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What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.  It’s a common question around these parts: how do I fix my credit? And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts… Read More

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