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Having Your Account Charged Off

If your credit company begins to believe that you won’t ever pay your credit card bills, they may charge off on your account. This will typically happen if your account is delinquent by six months or more. Essentially, a charge … Continue reading

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Closing a Card With Available Credit

If you have multiple credit cards, it generally isn’t a great idea to close out a card that has available credit. This is because your overall level of available credit will go down, causing your credit utilization to go up. … Continue reading

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Closing Your Oldest Credit Cards

15% of your credit score consists of your credit history. The longer your credit history, the better your credit score will be. Unfortunately, when you close out a credit card, it will no longer have an effect on your overall … Continue reading

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Your Credit and Revolving Balances

Using Your Balances Properly High revolving balances will hurt your credit scores. Conversely, low balances will help. The extent to which this factor can impact your results is very dramatic. There are certain percentage breakpoints that you can focus on: … Continue reading

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What is a Credit Score?

A credit score is a number that is meant to indicate your ability to pay bills. The FICO score can ranges from 300 to 850, with 850 being the best, and is calculated based on a number of factors on … Continue reading

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