Financial Advice, Credit Score, FICO, FCU Anywhere

What is a FICO® Credit Score and Why Should You Care?

If you’ve ever applied for a loan, you know about the value that financial institutions place on your credit score. While far from the only factor that is evaluated, your credit score provides lenders with quick insight into your financial history. A credit score is derived from your credit

Credit Cards, Credit Score, Personal Loans

4 Steps to Rebuild Your Credit and Qualify for a Personal Loan

Rebuilding your credit score can be more complicated than starting from scratch, mainly because you have to prove to credit card issuers and lenders that you can and will make future payments despite slip-ups in the past. If you're not sure where to start, follow our four-step plan to begin your

Budgeting, Debt, Financial Advice, Credit Score

Mid-Year Financial Check-In

An integral part of successful financial planning is reviewing your financial health a few times a year. Doing so can help you evaluate progress on your goals as well as make changes if necessary. If you haven’t made a financial plan or set goals for yourself this year, it’s not too late to

Budgeting, Saving Money, Debt, Financial Advice, Credit Score, 401K, Smart Financial Goals

5 Financial Resolutions to Take On in 2021

New year, new you! Get familiar with some resolutions and strategies you can employ in 2021 to achieve greater financial independence and stability.

Credit, Credit Cards, Financial Advice, Loans, Credit Score

9 Things That Could Hurt Your Credit

You’ve definitely heard about credit scores, the all-important number that has a profound impact on our ability to make financial decisions. Beyond just those decisions, credit scores are also used by employers, landlords and more, meaning that that little number is also your gateway (or wall)

Credit Score, Financial Education, Smart Financial Goals, FICO

Managing Your Credit Report: Your FICO Score and Credit Rating

If you have made any kind of big purchase as an adult, you know your credit matters. Whether you are buying a car, renting an apartment, buying a house, or even trying to land your dream job, someone is going to take a look at your credit report.

Credit, Loans, Credit Score, Financial Education

Personal Loans with Bad or No Credit: Helpful Consumer Tips

If you have good credit, you probably don't give your credit score much thought. Everything just works, whether you want a personal, auto, or mortgage loan. But for the 22% of Americans with no credit and the 30% with bad credit, things are much different.

Saving Money, Debt, Debt Consolidation, Credit Score

Extreme Makeover: Credit Edition

If you’ve watched TV at all in the last 15 years, you’ve no doubt seen an episode of a makeover show. It’s the genre that includes the likes of The Biggest Loser, Kitchen Nightmares, and of course, Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. 

Debt, Mortgage, Refinancing, Credit Score

Four Reasons Mortgages Are Good Debt

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