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National Consumer Assistance Plan – BIG News for your Credit Report
There are new reasons to take a close look at your credit report - The National Consumer Assistance Plan. In 2015, all three Credit Reporting Agencies (Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion) agreed to create and enforce this updated set of regulations called the National Consumer Assistance Plan. You can kind of think of it as a booster shot for the Fair Credit Reporting Act. The Fair...
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What Does My Fico Score Mean?
You probably understand that your FICO credit score is an important number.  But do you know what those three numbers really mean? Good... Fair... Excellent... Exceptional... It's enough to make you cross-eyed! Where your measure up on the FICO scoring scale affects many parts of your life - not just what interest rates you can get on a credit card or mortgage. We're talking job opportunities, utility...
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Three things you can do today to improve your credit score
Ready to improve your credit score? We wish there were tricks and shortcuts we could teach you… but there aren’t. Building a better credit score takes time and effort – but there are a few things you can do right now to give yourself a head start!

#1: Ask for a credit limit increase

One of the main factors used to calculate your credit score is your...
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