Financially Fit in 5

5-Minute articles to make your finances
simple, easy, and care-free.

What’s Your Score? The Basics on Credit Scores.

Can you recall a time when you were purchasing a big-ticket item, a car for example, and the salesperson steps away into the office?   Chances are, that salesperson is checking your credit score. So what is a credit score?  Your Credit score, also known as your FICO score, is simply a number which represents your…

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Getting Your (Free No Strings Attached) Credit Report.

It is getting more and more important to know what is in your credit report. Your credit report (and credit score) affects your ability to get a loan and the interest rate you pay for that loan.  It can also determine whether you get approved for a credit card.  The insurance premium you pay for…

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