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How to Lift or Cancel a Credit Freeze

If you’re one of the 143 million people affected by the Equifax breach, you’ve likely been considering putting a freeze on your credit report. A credit (or “security”) freeze restricts access to your credit file so thieves can’t open a new line of credit in your name. For those who have never tangled with the…Read […]

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What to Do If You Were Affected by the Equifax Hack

Equifax’s “security incident” earlier this week affected 143,000 Americans. That’s a huge number of people, which means that the chances that either you or someone you know being affected are pretty high. Equifax’s site was even providing positive results for fake social security numbers at one point.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Habits That Give You Good Credit Can Still Be Bad For Your Finances

You know credit matters, and you’ve even learned some tricks for boosting your score. One final lesson everyone should learn about credit, though, is that what’s good for your credit score isn’t always good for your financial health. Credit can sometimes be counterintuitive to good money habits.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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The 5 Factors Behind Your Credit Score

Don’t believe the myth of the single credit score. You actually have hundreds of scores! Don’t panic, though; when most people talk credit scores, they’re talking about your General FICO score, the one that lenders are most likely to use.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Everything You Need to Know About Credit: How to Check Your Report and Score

Your credit can impact everything from your bills to your car loan to your ability to land the apartment of your dreams, so you should probably know what your credit looks like. If you’re not sure how to go about getting a copy of your score or report, we’ve got you covered.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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What Happens to Your Credit Score When You Transfer a Balance?

If you want to pay off your credit card debt faster, you might transfer your balance to a low-interest (or better yet, zero-interest) credit card. It’s not a move you want to make lightly, but it can be a useful hack. And surprisingly, it might actually boost your credit score.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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