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Credit Information 101: How’s Your Credit Literacy?

November 9th, 2016 · No Comments · Financial Literacy

by Kristy Welsh

(Last Updated On: August 25, 2017)

Credit Information 101: How's Your Credit Literacy?When it comes to your finances, credit isn’t everything, but it’s a lot of things — enough to make credit literacy a priority if you want to get ahead. To that end, get the facts on how credit really works, how to check your credit, and how to make your credit better.

Credit Reports

“You know credit reports matter. You know you need to see them. You know they’re different from a credit score. But do you know how they’re used? Do you know how to read them? Do you know how to fix mistakes? Make sure you have the basics down on this important piece of credit information.” Read more…

Credit Scores

“When it comes to the knowledge you need to make the most of your finances, credit scores rank right up there with budgeting and investing. What do you know (and not know) about these all-important numbers?” Read more…

Credit Bureaus

“Whether it’s a term you know well or the first you’re hearing of it, credit bureaus are something we all need to have a depth of knowledge about. Because like it or not, they hold the fate of our credit in their hands. Make sure you know what they do and, if they get it wrong, what you can do about it.” Read more…

Credit Cards

“Done right, credit cards are helpful tools that can improve your financial situation. Done wrong, credit cards can destroy your finances – increasing your debt and decreasing your credit score. So get the basics down and get it right!” Read more…

DIY Credit Repair

“There seems to be a DIY option for pretty much everything these days and credit repair is no exception. It’s a good thing, too, as you don’t really want to deal with either of the two alternatives — doing nothing or paying an expensive credit repair company to do it for you. Here’s how to do-it-yourself for free.” Read more…

Building Positive Credit

“With credit scores changing all the time, it might feel like an arbitrary process with no rhyme or reason as to why your score goes up or down. But whether your credit is bad or you’d just like it to be better, there are three clear-cut ways of building positive credit.” Read more…

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