Tagged With Credit Score

A good credit history is the gatekeeper to financial opportunity. Here are 3 expert-recommended ways to protect yours.

Credit booster programs from Experian and FICO are free to use and could help raise your score, but they're not for everyone

Here are 5 common credit myths I've heard after 22 years at Experian teaching people about it

Banks can close your cards if you don't use them enough, but you can prevent this by using a simple spreadsheet

Why American Express lowered my card's limit even though I have a credit score of 836 — and what I could have done to avoid it

Credit repair services will help fix mistakes on your credit report in exchange for a fee, but it's easier than you'd think to do it yourself

Credit card relief can be a valuable option if you're facing financial hardship — and it won't harm your credit score as long as you and your lender are on the same page

Getting rejected for a card is disappointing, but it won't harm your credit score in the long run

A drop in your card's credit limit is bad news for your credit score — here are 8 reasons it could happen, and what you can do to fix it

5 ways opening a credit card and using it responsibly can boost your credit score

My free Credit Karma app helped my credit score spike by 50 points overnight

5 ways to fix your credit without adding more debt

Adding my sister as an authorised user on the Chase Sapphire Preferred helped increase her credit score by 20 points — but financial responsibility was key

I raised my credit score by 134 points in less than a year thanks to 7 steps

Is Credit Karma safe? What you need to know before signing up

5 factors determine your FICO score, the key to your financial future

I have 26 credit cards and excellent credit. Here's the best advice I can give you on keeping up your score, no matter how many cards you have.

The highest credit score is 850, but you don't need it to get the best interest rates

7 sneaky ways you could be hurting your credit without realising it

I have almost 30 credit cards, and I'm convinced people seeking a perfect credit score are missing the point