And you thought there was no downside to home ownership? You can actually hurt your credit if you miss these details.
The average debt load has grown by 30% in 5 years. Delinquencies rose by 22% in the same period. This spells trouble on many levels.
You paid off that debt or disputed those errors on your credit report, but they're still there. Now what?
This step will put you in the catbird seat when you're financing the purchase of a new or used car. Otherwise you could be getting ripped off.
You can turn the tables on the most annoying and intimidating collection agencies by taking some proactive steps.
Just like the Egyptians in the Old Testament, people with poor credit scores face hardships and difficult scenarios.
You think you're managing your credit responsibly, yet your credit scores dip -- or decline a lot. What's up with that?
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