10 Credit Cards for Online Shopping

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10 Credit Cards for Online Shopping

10 Credit Cards for Online Shopping

[DISCLOSURE: Cards from our partners are mentioned below.] Article originally published October 26th, 2017. Updated November 8th, 2018. We found credit cards that pay you to do what you love—shop online. No, but really, if you’re already spending your hard-earned money on online retailers like Amazon, Target, Costco, etc., why not make sure you get a... Read More

Does Google Have Access to Your Offline Purchases?

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Does Google Have Access to Your Offline Purchases?

Does Google Have Access to Your Offline Purchases?

Over the course of the last year, some Google advertisers were granted access to a new and very effective tool for tracking the conversion rates of adverts. Instead of measuring conversion in terms of clicks, conversions were measured in terms of sales at physical stores across the country. This was made possible when the tech... Read More

How Often Does Your Credit Report Change?

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How Often Does Your Credit Report Change?

How Often Does Your Credit Report Change?

Article originally published August 29th, 2012. Updated October 29th, 2018.  The emails usually come in the form of a slightly panicked plea, often from individuals who have just used Credit.com’s Free Credit Report Card for the first time. They’ve seen something that they either didn’t expect or think is wrong, or they think their credit scores should... Read More

Did Equifax Bounce Back from Last Year’s Breach?

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Did Equifax Bounce Back from Last Year’s Breach?

Did Equifax Bounce Back from Last Year’s Breach?

What is your greatest fear about the digital age we live in? For many people, it is the fact that so much of their information is stored online. All you have to do is look around the various social media platforms and you will see people posting things that they wouldn’t normally so freely share... Read More

Do I Need a Good Credit Score to Get Student Loans?

Student Loans

Do I Need a Good Credit Score to Get Student Loans?

Do I Need a Good Credit Score to Get Student Loans?

Article originally published October 14th, 2013. Updated October 29th, 2018.  Consumers’ credit scores can determine their ability to get auto loans, mortgages, personal loans, and all kinds of other financing. But student loans are different. It can be challenging enough to get into a certain academic program — but do students have to make a... Read More

How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

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How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

How Fast Can a Secured Credit Card Improve My Credit?

Articles originally published February 23rd, 2015. Updated October 29th, 2018. If you’re trying to build credit for the first time or improve a credit score that has been damaged by past financial problems, you may have heard advice about using a secured credit card. Using a secured card can be an effective way to establish a positive credit... Read More

What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

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What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

What’s the Fastest Way to Boost My Credit?

Article originally published September 1st, 2016. Updated October 29th, 2018.  It’s a common question around these parts: how do I fix my credit? And, while credit scores do have a lot of nuances, the answer is actually pretty straightforward: pay all your bills by their due dates, keep your debt levels low, add a mix of accounts... Read More

What You Need to Know about Home Equity Loans

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What You Need to Know about Home Equity Loans

What You Need to Know about Home Equity Loans

Article originally published October 5th, 2017. Updated October 29th, 2018.  A home equity loan is a method for borrowing money for big-ticket items. Understanding the facts about these tricky loans is crucial to helping you make the right decision for your finances. If you’re considering taking out a home equity loan, here are 13 things... Read More

How Much of a Down Payment Do You Really Need to Buy a House?

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How Much of a Down Payment Do You Really Need to Buy a House?

How Much of a Down Payment Do You Really Need to Buy a House?

Article originally published August 20th, 2014. Updated October 29th, 2018 Looking to get your foot in the door (of your new home)? If you’re a renter who’s tired of paying someone else’s mortgage, now may be the time to pursue the American dream of homeownership. In fact, the days of needing a 20% down payment... Read More

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