Category: Alternative Credit

Obama, Elkhart and credit scores in America today

Obama, Elkhart and credit scores in America today

Shortly after President Obama first took office, he had a decision to make. Actually, he had many, many decisions to make, but this one stood out: Which American city should he visit first? While such a visit wasn't likely to have much

A spring cleaning checklist for your credit score

A spring cleaning checklist for your credit score

It's that time of year again. Time to grab some paper towels, get some Windex, find a broom and start spring cleaning.Or, you could set the vacuum and sponge off to the side and focus on cleaning up something far more important: your payment

Financial Literacy 101: Credit in America today

Financial Literacy 101: Credit in America today

In our first Financial Literacy 101 blog, we covered credit score basics: What it is, what the scores mean and how they're determined. In this piece, we're going to shift our focus to the country as a whole. If you're curious about

Can bad credit hurt your job search?

Can bad credit hurt your job search?

Millions of Americans have likely learned the hard way over the past few years that bad or limited credit histories can make it very difficult to establish a strong financial base. This is true for a large number of reasons, but perhaps the

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