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300 — 850: The “Credit Score Range” Explained (FICO ...

300 -- 850: The "Credit Score Range" Explained (FICO & VantageScore)

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By: Brittney Mayer

Updated: February 22, 2019

Our popular "How-To" series is for those who seek to improve their subprime credit rating. Our articles follow strict editorial guidelines .

One of the first things anyone learns when they begin developing their personal finance skills is the importance of building and...

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300 — 850: The “Credit Score Range” Explained (FICO ...

One of the first things anyone learns when they begin developing their personal finance skills is the importance of building and maintaining a good credit score. Luckily, while it was once difficult, if not impossible, to get your hands on your credit score, the modern digital world offers a surplus of websites and apps that make it easy to quickly find out your score.

The downside to the current...

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3 Best Credit Card Consolidation Loans: 2019 Review

A credit card consolidation loan is a specific type of personal loan that allows you to pay off your existing credit card balances and replace them with a fixed-interest, fixed-payment loan. Through consolidation, you can stop juggling multiple monthly payment dates and minimum payment amounts for your credit cards. You may even lower your total monthly cash outflow.

Our experts have reviewed the...

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5 Types of Home Improvement Loans for Bad Credit

For many consumers with less-than-perfect credit, the best source of home improvement financing will likely be the home itself. That's because you can use the equity in your home as collateral for a loan, known as a home equity loan (or home equity line of credit, for reusable funds).

Using your home's equity as collateral can help reduce the risk to the lender from a low credit score,...

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16 Best: Credit Repair Software (Consumer & Professional ...

16 Best: Credit Repair Software (Consumer & Professional Solutions)

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By: Amber Brooks

Updated: September 26, 2018

Our popular "How-To" series is for those who seek to improve their subprime credit rating. Our articles follow strict editorial guidelines .

Inaccurate credit reporting plagues many Americans -- in 2013, about 1 in 5 consumers had credit report errors that could affect their...

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2019's Best "Auto Loans for Bad Credit" - (BadCredit.org ...

6 Expert Tips for Bad Credit Auto Loans

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May 14, 2018

Whether it's a new car, or just new to you, buying a car can be a hassle. When you have a poor credit score (<650), that hassle level ratchets up a few more notches. Bump it back down to level with a little helpful advice from our experts and these six tips for getting an auto loan with bad credit.

1. Auto Loan Rates...

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2018's Best "Auto Loans for Bad Credit" - (BadCredit.org ...

6 Expert Tips for Bad Credit Auto Loans

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Ashley Dull, Finance Editor

Whether it's a new car, or just new to you, buying a car can be a hassle. When you have a poor credit score (<650), that hassle level ratchets up a few more notches. Bump it back down to level with a little helpful advice from our experts and these six tips for getting an auto loan with bad credit.

1. Auto Loan...

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2019's Best "Home Loans for Bad Credit" - (BadCredit.org ...

8 Home Loans for Bad Credit & Approval Requirements

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May 14, 2018

Since the housing market turned in the late 2000s, many subprime consumers simply assume they won't qualify for a home loan -- so they never even apply. The truth is many options still exist for finding a home loan, with specific qualifications depending on what type of loan you need.

1. FHA Home Loans

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2019's Best "Personal Loans for Bad Credit" - (See Reviews)

16 Best (& Worst) Uses for a Bad Credit Personal Loan

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May 12, 2018

People with bad credit often find themselves in a particularly challenging situation when the need for quick access to cash arises. A credit card cash advance is where many people turn, but when you either don't have a credit card or don't have a high enough credit limit, this isn't an option. Frequently,...

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Debt Counseling: A Simple 5-Step Guide - badcredit.org

Debt Counseling: A Simple 5-Step Guide

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By: Linsey Knerl

Updated: December 19, 2018

Our popular "How-To" series is for those who seek to improve their subprime credit rating. Our articles follow strict editorial guidelines .

Debt can be a useful tool for funding important goals in life, but excessive or unmanageable debt is never ideal. What do you do when you find yourself no longer able to...

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