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Four Tips for Loaning Money to Family

Think carefully before lending money to family: Unpaid debt could lead to strained relationships

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2020 Equifax GCS Financial Literacy Month Survey Results

How confident do consumers feel about their own financial knowledge? The 2020 Equifax GCS Financial Literacy Month Survey results are here.

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Are Misconceptions Affecting Your Credit Scores?

You may already know your credit scores play a critical role in your access to credit. Learn to sort out fact from fiction when it comes to credit scores.

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Quiz: How Much Do You Know About Your Credit Scores?

Your credit scores can play a role in buying a home, getting a job or getting a loan. Take our quiz to see how much you know about credit scores. 

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What is a Credit Mix and How Can it Affect Credit Scores?

Maintaining a diverse credit mix can positively impact your credit scores. But what is a credit mix and how do you create it?

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Collection Accounts and Your Credit Scores

What happens if one of your credit accounts is sent to a collection agency? How will it impact your credit reports and credit scores, and for how long? Learn more here. 

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What is a Debt to Credit Ratio?

What is a debt to credit ratio? What is a debt to income ratio? How are they different -- and why do they matter to lenders and creditors?

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Can I Get a Loan With Bad Credit?

If you're concerned your credit scores may hurt your ability to get a loan or line of credit, there are some steps you can take and options you can consider.

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Are Scores from FICO and VantageScore Different?

There are many different ways of calculating credit scores. What are the differences between FICO and VantageScore credit scores?

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7 Things That Won't Hurt Your Credit Scores

You may already know that certain behaviors – such as paying your bills on time, every time – can reflect positively on your credit scores. But it’s also important to know that not every action impacts your credit scores. Here are 7 that don't.

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Credit Mistakes That May Be Costing You Money

These credit mistakes may wind up costing you money in the long run. Here are nine pitfalls to try to avoid if possible.

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Some Things to Know Before Opening a Store Credit Card

It may be tempting to open a store credit card when you're standing at the checkout counter. But here are a few factors to consider.

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