With reports of credit/debit and bank account information thefts coming out almost weekly, it’s easy to see that the potential for credit fraud is high. With that in mind, here’s how you can protect yourself from fraud and check your credit report if you have concerns.
Credit influences everything from your interest rate on loans to your insurance payments – and even the kind of job you can get. If you’d like to start your future off right, here are some ways to build your credit while you’re still attending college.
We created our latest guide, Understanding and Managing Credit 101, as part of our Zing Education Series. We want to provide you with the information and tools you’ll need to keep great credit and qualify for the best possible mortgage rates. Here at Quicken Loans, we call that a win-win.
As you manage your credit, it’s important to understand the difference between installment accounts and revolving accounts. Not only can this be helpful knowledge as you manage your credit, but it can also be useful for your finances. In this post, we address the difference between installment and revolving accounts. Read on to find out more.
As Freddie Mac notes, credit repair is not an overnight fix — it’s something that takes months, even years to achieve. But with time and diligence, anyone can take their bleak financial situation and turn it around. Here are four strategies to help you bounce back.
Your credit history may be the most important record of financial information that you have to your name. But what about if you have no credit history? Don’t worry: if you’re starting from scratch and you don’t have any credit to your name, there are a few simple ways to start building your credit history!
One of the first items addressed during the home buying process is your credit. Your credit score is an essential number that can impact whether you’ll be able to qualify for a mortgage. If your credit score falls below, 620, you’ll want to utilize some tools and programs to raise your score. As your credit score rises, different programs will allow improved and lowered interest rates for you.
Compound interest really is a great invention and a powerful force — depending on which end you’re on.
Keep these important elements of your monthly debt payment in mind. They could mean the difference between a debt-free life with a solid credit history and piles of debt with a not-so-good credit score. Read on to find out what these important elements are.
It doesn’t matter if you’re massively in debt or you’ve plateaued and don’t know how to increase your credit score anymore; here are a few simple and effective ways to improve your credit score in 2014.