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The difference between a soft credit check and a hard credit check

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Should you worry about a ding to your credit rating if a potential employer runs a credit check on you? How can you shop around for the best mortgage rate without appearing to be going crazy for credit? Set your

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Is cosigning ever a good idea?

While it’s true that by signing on the dotted line (or cosigning for a loan or credit card), you can help a friend or family member in financial distress, there are a lot of reasons it usually doesn’t make good

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Secrets of maintaining an 800+ credit score

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High achievers, start your engines: The road to an elite 800+ FICO score is long and arduous. Maintaining a high credit score requires scrupulous attention to detail over the long haul. Some 18.6 percent of consumers held a score of

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Superhero Finance: Superhero money matters everyone can relate to

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Even superheroes have to take care of their finances. And while Batman and Iron Man may back their latest missions with seemingly bottomless funds, other superheroes are more likely to be spotted at the kitchen table with a cup of

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