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How to Remove a Charge-off from Your Credit ReportHow to Remove a Charge-off from Your Credit Report
June 21, 2021
A charge-off damages your credit report, but you can try to remove it by disputing it, or paying it and requesting a “pay-for-delete” arrangement. Read this article to learn how. Read more.
headerHow To Remove A Tax Lien From Your Credit Report: 3 Steps
June 18, 2021
You can remove tax liens from your credit reports by paying off tax debt, submitting an IRS withdrawal form and waiting for the IRS to respond. Learn how to remove a tax lien from your credit history in this article. Read more.
580 Credit Score580 Credit Score: Can I Get a Loan or Credit Card?
June 17, 2021
If you have a credit score of 580, you may find it difficult to get a home or auto loan or a credit card. If you do qualify, you’re likely to pay higher interest rates. But you can take steps to understand and improve your credit score. Read more.
A colorful illustration of a man in a car looking at his watch. There is a dollar-sign medallion hanging from the rearview mirror.Pros and Cons of Paying Off Your Car Loan Early
May 14, 2021
You're working toward becoming debt free and saving some money on interest. Should you pay off your car loan early? Here are some pros and cons about paying off your auto loan ahead of time. Read more.
A colorful illustration of a woman holding an oversized credit card.Does Applying for a Credit Card Hurt Your Credit?
April 29, 2021
Applying for a credit card may hurt your credit score, but most likely just a little and not for long. Depending on the goals you're building toward, however, you may want to think about when you apply for a credit card and how many. Read more.
A colorful illustration of a woman pushing a lever toward to good end of the credit score range.Does Requesting a Credit Limit Increase Hurt Your Credit Score?
April 27, 2021
Requesting a credit limit increase can be a good idea for building credit, as long as you can continue to responsibly manage that credit line. Learn more about the ins and outs of credit limit increases and your credit score. Read more.
Woman getting the keys to her new car. What’s a Good Credit Score to Buy a Car?
April 16, 2021
Here's what you need to know about your credit score and getting a car loan. Read more.
Image of a woman using a magnifying glass to review a credit report.Does Checking Your Credit Score Lower It?
April 15, 2021
If you're wondering whether checking your own credit score will make it drop, rest assured. Checking your own credit report has no impact on your credit score. Learn why and what does impact your score. Read more.