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Memorial Day weekend is one of the hottest times to test drive that new ride you’ve been eyeing – if your credit scores will go the distance.

If you truly commit to your credit scores “for better”– you can avoid “or worse” by pledging these Credit “I Do’s.”

How you “spend” your summer can have a direct effect on your credit scores and your bottom line.

You know that lenders evaluate your credit reports and scores before approving you – or determining your interest rate. But did you know your credit reports also drive the cost of your insurance premiums?

Knowing where you stand with all three credit bureaus before you start house hunting is key. If your credit scores aren’t “move-in ready,” getting them in shape will help you get a lower interest rate – and afford you more home.

If you haven’t done a thorough inspection of your credit in a while, you should dust off your credit reports and take a fresh look at your credit scores. Here’s a spring “credit-do” list to help you get started.

While most people are not “fluent” in credit, your lenders are. To make informed credit decisions, you need to be able to decipher what’s on your reports and understand what your credit scores are telling lenders about you – and why.

The taxman takes and gives – and you might be surprised to learn that your credit scores can be affected, either positively or negatively, by how you pay the IRS or how you spend your windfall. Here are a few tips that can make a difference in your credit health.

To make the most of your credit, it’s important that you become score-smart. In the spirit of March being National Credit Education Month, here are some lesser-known financial facts to help boost your Credit IQ and awareness to protect your scores.

There’s nothing more awkward than having to initiate a deeply personal conversation with a life partner, significant other or family member. And few topics are as anxiety-provoking as money, debt and credit scores.

It’s easy to get wrapped up in the holiday spirit and get a little too credit-tipsy buying gifts. Here are a few remedies to cure holiday hangover symptoms and protect your credit scores.

As a victim of a disaster, you are hit with the devastating realities of finding shelter, food and transportation, as well as dealing with time lost from work, school and much more. As a result, figuring out how to pay your bills probably isn’t a priority. However, your financial obligations do not stop because you …

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