Use Your Spouse's Good Credit to Your Advantage

Can I Use My Spouse’s Good Credit?

As an old relationship adage goes, “Opposites attract,” so might your credit scores. Many marriages seem to unite polar opposite credit scores. If your credit score is poor, but your spouse’s is good, is there hope for qualifying for a better credit card, auto loan, or mortgage?

The short answer is, “Yes.” However, there are a few things to consider when you and your spouse are applying for new credit.

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10 Steps to Stop ID Theft Dead in Its Tracks!

Identity theft happens all too frequently. A few careless mistakes with your personal information and you could be in the clutches of an ID thief. How do you prevent identity theft and fraud from happening to you? Here are 10 steps to safeguard your personal information and make sure ne’er do wells don’t snatch your credit identity.

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5 Things to Do If Your Credit Score Improves

We spend a lot of time talking about how to improve your credit, but what do you do if your credit does improve? Well, after you’re finished doing a happy dance and bragging to all of your friends, I have a suggestion… Start taking back your cash!

That’s right! You could potentially add a lot more cash flow to your monthly budget by simply reclaiming all of the penalties your less-than-perfect credit forced you to pay. Here are five quick things you should do if your credit score goes up.

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Are You Afraid of Your Credit Report?

5 Reasons to Stop Fearing Your Credit Report

When asking friends or family if they’ve checked their credit report, it’s not uncommon to get a variety of responses. But one that’s more common than you might think is, “Nah, I messed up some things in the past. I don’t want to know.” In this case, ignorance is NOT bliss. Find out why it’s time to suppress the fear and check your credit.

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How to Improve Your Credit Score - the Good, the Bad, the Ugly

10 Ways to Improve Your Credit Score: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly

A credit score can be your worst enemy or your best protector in a tough economy, but regardless, it will always be by your side. Learning how to manage your credit behavior to get your highest possible credit score is your best protection in hard financial times.

Improve your credit by first getting a copy of your free credit report now. Then read up on how to map out your plan for improvement.

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