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What You Should Know Before Closing Credit Card Accounts

After learning the difference between traditional, secured, subprime, retail and major credit cards, you may want to close one or more of your credit cards, especially if you have more than five. If that’s your only solution to increasing your credit score, learn more about the credit process before closing…

Bankruptcy: Should You Consider This Option?

When overwhelmed by debt, why should bankruptcy be a consideration for a temporary financial meltdown? It shouldn’t be considered if you can recover your financial footing quickly. But if there doesn’t seem to be any relief from your burden of debt, maybe you should consider bankruptcy. Bankruptcy is a great…

How Your Credit Score Affects Your Future Job Application

Do you have a job? If your answer is yes, great! There’s no need to worry about your credit score. If you don’t have a job, are you satisfied with your current credit score? Will your future employer be satisfied with your credit score? Why should an employer consider your…

One, Two or Three: How Many Credit Cards Should You Have?

There is great debate over the number of credit cards a person needs for the best possible credit score. Some say one. Others say two. Then there are those who say three. Who’s right? A question I frequently get is: “How many credit cards should I have if I want to…

How Does a Collection Affect Your Credit Report?

When a financial meltdown occurs, you may not have the ability to pay your bills on time. Depending on the duration of the meltdown, you may receive one or more collections on your credit report. Many people are concerned about collections on their credit report. In fact, one of the…

What Should I Do If I’m Deeply in Debt?

One of my friends just told me that he owes $68,000 in credit card debt. He’s 26 years old. And he has that feeling in the pit of his stomach—you know that feeling. He can’t ever truly relax because he’s so worried. All these questions start racing through his head……

How Can I Get Credit Cards If My Credit Score Is Terrible?

If you have bad credit, it’s critical that you have and use three to five credit cards. The only way credit bureaus will reward you with a high credit score is if you prove that you can responsibly manage debt. This means: Having at least three credit cards, keeping them…

My Wife Won’t Sleep in Our House, by 720 Credit Score

After renting for years, my wife and I just bought a house. It’s our ideal house—exactly what we were looking for in the exact neighborhood we wanted. We have dreams of raising our children there, and we smile thinking about the birthday parties, sleepovers, and graduation celebrations that will fill…

What Are the Credit Cards You Recommend for People With Good Credit?

We went out there and researched the best credit cards on the market, consider things like interest rates, rewards points, fees, and the like. You can see our recommended list of credit cards for people with strong credit here. And keep the following in mind: 1. In our program, we…

How Many Credit Cards Should I Have?

Question: “How many credit cards should I have if I want to earn the best possible credit score? I receive a lot of credit card offers in the mail. Should I apply for them?” Answer: Having the right number of credit cards is a big part of your credit score. Ideally, you…

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