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Don't have a credit score? You might not need one

Today, credit scores are necessary. Most of the institutions that offer student loans, auto loans and mortgages require traditional credit reports to figure out whether you, the borrower, can handle a loan. Several years from now, this

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

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