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    Credit Checkups

    Monday, January 27th, 2014

    Now that you’ve worked hard to get your credit score out of the clutches of Hades, it is vitally important to retain a grip on your credit.  If you go back to your old habits, you run the risk of letting your shiny credit report corrode into waste.  It requires constant vigilance to keep a […]

    Tax Liens

    Monday, January 20th, 2014

    This Saturday is Earned Income Tax Credit (EITC) Awareness Day so we’re going to talk about everyone’s favorite subject: taxes.  First, what is EITC? It is a tax credit for those with moderate to low income, begun in 1975 (it really has no effect on your credit profile).  Second, how do taxes impact your credit […]

    Credit Myths

    Wednesday, January 15th, 2014

    Topping the charts as the most misunderstood credit myth today is the impact of paying off collections on one’s credit score. Myth #1: If you pay off a collection account, it will always result in an increase to your credit score. This is false and can be very misleading. Unpaid collection accounts negatively impact credit […]

    Whose Account is it Anyway – Credit Definitions

    Monday, January 13th, 2014

    Your credit report contains all of your accounts and their statuses.  The standing of the account is then described based on your payments, or lack thereof.  There is some confusion regarding what these describers mean, so we’ll explore the options and their impact on your credit profile. Paid In Full If you pay everything on […]